Edited Collection: “Psychosomatic” Illness in Popular Culture (Abstracts due September 1) Medically unexplained symptoms, hysteria, neurasthenia, hypochondria, psychogenic illness, somatic symptoms, functional illness, malingering—there is ongoing debate amongst specialists in medicine, psychology, sociology, and the medical humanities about how to…

Call for Papers Medieval Landscapes of Disease 50th International Congress of Medieval Studies Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI   — May 14-17, 2015  In recognition that diseases are manifestations of their environment, this session seeks papers that place medieval diseases…

Good news from MLA – We are writing today on behalf of the Program Committee to invite you to submit a full proposal for the creation of the new forum TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies. The proposal should consist…

Call for Papers: Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice Special issue on Culture, Museums and Wellbeing We welcome your submission of papers related to research, theory, and policy for a special issue of Arts &…

CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities: “Imagining Contexts for Mental Illness” Guest Editor: Woods Nash If asked to point to an instance of mental illness, we might gesture toward many things: a person’s behaviors, physical…

Lindsay Parker, “Science and Medicine,” Year’s Work Crit Cult Theory published 19 June 2014, 10.1093/ywcct/mbu012 http://ywcct.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/19/ywcct.mbu012.extract.html

“Health Careers for Humanities Scholars,” Inside Higher Ed (2 July 2014): http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/07/02/essay-jobs-humanities-scholars-health-professions-programs#sthash.WfXSaXN9.dpbs

The Center for Narrative Practice has issued a call for submissions for the inaugural issue of its printed journal, Evening Paper. The first issue will, accordingly, feature works on the theme “Beginnings.” Please submit any creative work on this theme (interpret the theme…

The Research group “Literature and Science” invites scholars of literature, the arts, and the medical humanities, as well as philosophers, cultural historians, historians of religion, sociologists, and anthropologists to explore representations of ageing and late life in social, cultural, and…

The proposed new MLA Transdisciplinary Connections (TC) forum Medical Humanities and Health Studies appears to have met MLA’s minimum requirements for adoption (35 endorsements, 5 leadership volunteers). However, if you have not done so already, please take a moment to…