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Blindness, Technology, and Multimodal Reading (CfP, Conference, London, 27-28 June 2014)

Blindness, Technology, and Multimodal Reading 27-28 June 2014 Wellcome Collection, London Closing date for submissions: 1 February 2014 Blindness, Technology, and Multimodal Reading is a two-day conference focusing on the relationship among visual disabilities, reading formats, and multimodal literacy from … 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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Introducing ‘Commonplaces’ – Somatosphere’s New Archive of Classical & Contemporary Sites in Medicine and Science

Somatosphere and the Science, Technology, and Medicine Interest Group of the SMA are pleased to present a new online project — “Commonplaces,” developed and curated by Tomas Matza and Harris Solomon. “Commonplaces” will draw together a series of short entries (approximately 500-1000 words) from scholars on … Continue reading

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Splice Symposium: encounters in medicine, science, performance and music (CfP, Symposium, London, 15-16 November 2013)

Splice Symposium: encounters in medicine, science, performance and music 15th and 16th November University of Notre Dame’s London Centre To book a FREE place or propose a paper/presentations, please click here. Proposals are due by October 25. The Splice Symposium … Continue reading

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Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture (CfP, Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Chicago, April 16-19 2014)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS NATIONAL CONFERENCE Chicago, IL April 16-19, 2014 DEADLINE: November 1, 2013 The “Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture” area for the 2014 Popular … Continue reading

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New Book Available for Review: “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” by Danielle Ofri

“Danielle Ofri’s newest book, What Doctors Feel, is a look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that impact patient care.Contemporary media portrayals of doctors focus on the decision-making and medical techniques, reinforcing … Continue reading

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From Wales to Galveston: An introduction to a series of posts from a visiting scholar and artist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Institute of Medical Humanities

Introducing Drawing Women’s Cancer             A scientifically competent medicine alone cannot help a patient grapple with the loss of health and find meaning in illness – Rita Charon The Drawing Women’s Cancer project introduces an artist’s perspective into women’s cancer … Continue reading

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