Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Recovery of Beauty – Dr Simon Thurley Public Lecture 7 Nov – The Pendulum of Taste, Architecture and the Rise of a State Aesthetic

As part of the IAS The Recovery of Beauty programme, CMH directors Jane Macnaughton and Corinne Saunders are very pleased to welcome Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, who will deliver the third lecture: Dr Simon Thurley The … Continue reading

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Living Books About Life: 21 Open-Access Science-Humanities Books

Living Books About Life: Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Open Humanities Press is releasing a series of 21 open-access books.  The curated, open access books provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences around selected themes, … Continue reading

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Review of “Getting Better – Concepts of Recovery in Medicine and Society from 1900 to the Present”

Stephen Soanes is an Early Career Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine/ Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. In September 2011 he convened a workshop on the topic of Getting Better, reviewed here for readers of … Continue reading

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The Limits of Narrative: Provocations for the Medical Humanities

The role of narrative in the medical humanities, and the field of medicine and healthcare more broadly, has been a source of fascination for me throughout my time at the Centre for Medical Humanities. Over the past year I’ve presented … Continue reading

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Mexican Travel Blog 1: Cultural Acclimatisation

This is the first instalment of a CMH travel blog, documenting my research trip to Mexico City. The purpose of the trip is to investigate the practice of Mexican participatory artists, working in community and health projects, as an international … Continue reading

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Centre for Medical Humanities Seminars in Michaelmas Term

The Centre for Medical Humanities 2011/12 seminar series began on Wednesday with Angela Woods’ talk On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory. We were delighted to be joined by colleagues from so many departments, including … Continue reading

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Medicine for the Mind – Neil Pickering, University of Otago, CMH Seminar 16 November

Medicine for the Mind Dr Neil Pickering Bioethics Centre, University of Otago CMH Visiting Fellow (Michaelmas 2011) Wednesday 16 November, 5.15 pm St Chad’s Chapel and SCR Followed by wine and canapés How should we understand mental illness?  The question … Continue reading

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