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Drawing Women’s Cancer in Cardiff

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Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood (CfP, Conference, London, 1 February 2014)

The University of Greenwich, Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation, with the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past and the London Network for the History of Children present: Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood … Continue reading

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Notes from Galveston (week 6), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Scratch everything I said last week about 70,000 biking incomers to the island this week… word is that there were over 400,000 extra people here over this last weekend! It would not surprise me at all if this were indeed … Continue reading

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Notes from Galveston (week 5), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Galveston is gearing up for this year’s Lone Star Rally which is a four day ‘bikers’ festival beginning on Thursday this week. Over 70,000 people are expected to roll into this small island and party all weekend. I love on … Continue reading

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Notes from Galveston (week 4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar, University of Texas

Just up from Murdoch’s on the Seawall is a structure that may at first seem strange to the uninitiated eye. It is the only piece that remains of the famous Balinese Room Pier. Four timber struts and a slatted roof … Continue reading

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The air is cooler now in Galveston, there are clouds in the sky and the seabirds are not so bothered by swimmers and surfers in their territory. We even had rain the other day, hard, even torrential, somebody said we caught the … Continue reading

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Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium in Honour of Gillian Howie (1965–2013) (Conference, Liverpool, 16 December 2013)

As many of you know, Prof Gill Howie was, right up until the moment of her untimely and deeply mourned death earlier this year, an inspirational contributor to the medical humanities, philosophy, feminist theory, and many other fields. Please find below … Continue reading

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The Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture (19-20 September 2013, Falmouth University)

Falmouth University will be hosting the Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture on Thursday 19 Sept: a unique series of talks and lectures bringing together academics and specialists in the exploration of disease … Continue reading

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Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority. Conference Review by Jac Saorsa

I have powerful memories of Glasgow. I studied philosophy in the cloistered halls of the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world as my children developed a slight, yet resonant Scottish ‘burr’ in their accents. It was a joy therefore … Continue reading

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Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body (CFP, Conference, Loughborough, 22–23 July 2014)

Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body 22-23 July 2014, Loughborough University Plenary speakers: Professor Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins) and Dr Katharine Hodgkin (University of East London) With public lecture by Alison Weir (evening of 22 July, Martin Hall Theatre): … Continue reading

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