Monthly Archives: August 2011

‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice’ – Announcing a new special issue of Social & Cultural Geography

‘Care of the Body: spaces of practice,’ edited by Centre for Medical Humanities Associate Director Sarah Atkinson, Victoria Lawson and Janine Wiles, is the latest special issue of Social & Cultural Geography. From the editors’ introduction: “Care—concept, emotion, practice, politics, … Continue reading

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‘Gender, Sex and Sexualities: A Day of Provocations’ Friday 23 September 2011

The Centre for Medical Humanities, in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Research Network, is delighted to announce that Durham University’s first interdisciplinary research day on Gender, Sex and Sexualities will be held on Friday 23 September 2011. Full details … Continue reading

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The Smoking Interest Group Inaugural Symposium September 21 2011

The Smoking Interest Group (SIG) was established at Durham in October 2010 and aims to use insights from the humanities and social sciences to develop a more nuanced understanding of the experience of smoking and the reality of smokers’ lives. … Continue reading

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3 Postdoctoral Positions in the History of Emotions

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, seeks to appoint three exceptional postdoctoral researchers to contribute to research projects in the history of emotions in Europe, … Continue reading

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CFP – Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling – University of Sussex May 2012

 Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling 18-19 May 2012, University of Sussex ‘Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic’ (Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia) As the recent UK riots indicate, there is no escaping the fact that economics provokes, amongst other things, strong feelings. … Continue reading

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CFP – Music and the Body – University of Hong Kong Centre for the Humanities and Medicine Conference, March 2012

Music and the Body 9–11 March 2012 The University of Hong Kong Deadline for submission of abstract: 1 November 2011 Organiser: Department of Music and the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong Theme What is … Continue reading

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Disability and Life Writing: Special Issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies now available

Disability and Life Writing Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (Volume 5, Issue 3) Guest Editor: G. Thomas Couser Articles Introduction: Disability and Life Writing G. Thomas Couser (Hofstra University) On a Scale from 1 to 10:  Life Writing … Continue reading

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