Imperiled in Paradise: Albert Camus’s The Plague and U.S. Medicine Set in the French colonial city of Oran, The Plague (1947) is often called a classic of twentieth-century fiction and a touchstone for the field of literature and medicine. But despite…

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages. St Anne’s College, Oxford, September 11-12th 2015 Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they…

Creating Space V:New Directions and Critical Perspectives Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Education of Health Professionals 24-25 April 2015, Vancouver, BC Call for Proposals We are pleased to invite submissions to participate in the Creating Space V symposium…

Hysterical Bodies: Disabling Normative Behavior in Contemporary Art UCSD Department of Visual Arts – 8th Annual PhD Symposium Saturday, March 7, 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS What is the current state of hysteria within contemporary art praxis? This symposium…

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015) The conference addresses the idea and historicity of childhood; its changing meanings and notions in modernity and postmodernity. Of particular interest are child figures that emerge…

Experience as Evidence: A Symposium on the Sciences of Subjectivity in Healthcare, Policy and Practice was held at the University of Oxford, 13-14 October 2014. Abstracts of the presentations with downloadable PDFs of the presentation slides can be found here: …

We’ve been informed today that the MLA has approved the proposed forum TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Thanks to all whose scholarship over the years and whose ideas and suggestions in preparing the proposal brought us successfully to this…

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: Beyond Leeches and Lepers: Medieval and Early Modern Medicine Conference. Anatomy Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh, Saturday 2nd May, 2015. This is a one-day public engagement conference for postgraduate students and early career researchers. We are…

Public Radio International’s weekly program Studio 360 features a report on a 1940s radio campaign engineered by folklorist Alan Lomax to recruit country Western singers in an effort to combat syphilis (medical humanities at work): http://www.studio360.org/story/vd-on-the-radio/

From Harvard University Library’s Open Collections Program — Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/contagion/