Monthly Archives: February 2012

Colonial/Postcolonial Health (University of Leeds, Centre for Medical Humanities and Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Research Salon, 26 March 2012)

University of Leeds, Centre for Medical Humanities and Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Research Salon: Colonial/Postcolonial Health 26 March 2012 Programme 12.30 – Lunch 1.15 – Introduction and welcome – Stuart Murray and Graham Huggan 1.45 – Session 1 … Continue reading

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‘Literature and Medicine’ – Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain (Seminar, Bristol, 16 March 2012)

The organisers are pleased to announce the second seminar in the ‘Medicine, Health and the Arts in Post-War Britain’ seminar series. This seminar examines the relationship between medicine, health and literature and is being hosted by Bristol University on the … Continue reading

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All Divided Selves, Review of Luke Fowler’s R D Laing Documentary

Cheryl McGeachan writes: Inside The Glasgow Film Theatre on Thursday evening a diverse mix of individuals crowded together for the sold-out UK premier of Luke Fowler’s new film All Divided Selves. Fowler’s piece, once again, takes Scottish born psychiatrist Ronald … Continue reading

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Inaugural Symposium of the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (CFP, Conference, Glasgow, April 2012) – Extended Deadline

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012 * * Please note the deadline has been extended to March 1 2012 * * The RSE-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical … Continue reading

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Society and policy without boundaries: Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University, Public Meeting Wed 29 Feb 2012

The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities invites all university staff and students and members of the community to participate in an ‘open forum’ for discussing the future activities of the centre. Wednesday 29th February 2012, 1:00 pm – 2:30 … Continue reading

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Cold hands, warm hearts in Canada

Mike White writes: Edmonton is a blue-collar prairie city.  Its suburbs are strewn with oilrigs and its CBD is mostly composed of underground shopping malls and corporate buildings whose smoked-glass facades reflect an immense sky.  At this time of year … Continue reading

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Charles Fernyhough Asks Does Neuroscience Change The Way We Understand Ourselves?

As his new novel A Box of Birds launches on Unbound, novelist and psychologist Charles Fernyhough argues that fiction is an ideal medium through which to explore how neuroscience is changing the way we understand ourselves: “I am not being … Continue reading

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