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Notes from Galveston 2014: Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Back in Galveston! Invited again by the wonderful folk at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities to spend another month working here on the Drawing Women’s Cancer project (drawingcancer.wordpress.com). I am delighted to be back on the island … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Towards a Pre-Modern Psychiatry

Jenifer Booth writes: Psychiatry is a field where a lot of attention is focussed on scientific knowledge and scientific solutions. But how does this emphasis on science relate to the caring practice of medicine? In my book Towards a Pre-Modern … Continue reading

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Narrative Knowing/ Récit et Savoir (CfP, Conference, University of Paris Diderot, 23-27 June, 2014)

Narrative Matters 2014, the 7th Narrative Matters conference, will be held from 23rd June to 27th June 2014 at the University of Paris Diderot and the American University of Paris. The conference will address the theme of Narrative Knowing/Récit et Savoir. This … 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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Understanding Epistemic Injustice (CfP, Conference, 26-27 June 2014, University of Bristol)

Understanding Epistemic Injustice 26-27 June 2014 University of Bristol Confirmed keynotes: Prof Simon Caney (Oxford), Prof Miranda Fricker (Sheffield), Prof Tamar Gendler (Yale), and Prof Rae Langton (Cambridge). The concept of epistemic injustice was introduced by Miranda Fricker and refers … 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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