International Conference on ‘Medicine, Literature and Culture in the Early Modern Hispanic World’, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 3-5 July, 2017 Conference Aims:   To bring together experts in medicine, literature, history, and related or connected disciplines,  including the visual…

AIDS35 Exhibits: Coordinating Events Across Programs

This year marks two AIDS anniversaries: the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be called the “AIDS” epidemic, and the 20th anniversary of the introduction of protease inhibitors and other antiretroviral medications that turned…

If you are an MLA member and interested in being part of the executive committee for the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum, you can now nominate yourself–or a colleague (if MLA member). The current executive committee will review all…

DIEGESIS Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung Interdisciplinary E-Journal for Narrative Research https://www.diegesis.uni-wuppertal.de Call for Papers DIEGESIS 6.2, winter 2017 Topic: “Illness Narratives” Deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 30th, 2016 Deadline for the submission of articles: June 30th, 2017 About…

The New York Times announces the death of Richard Selzer, MD: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/books/richard-selzer-who-fictionalized-medicines-absurdity-and-gore-dies-at-87.html      

Beauty and the Hospital in History: Call for Papers International Network for the History of Hospitals Hosted by the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta, and the University of Warwick Beauty, and its perceived absence or loss, has been…

A groundbreaking survey prepared by Sarah L. Berry, PhD and Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD (Hiram College) and Therese Jones, PhD (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus): Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs in the United States “Humanities programs focusing on health and…

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine September 30 – October 1, 2016 Columbia University, Princeton University, and The New York Academy of Medicine, are pleased to host the 14th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine on September…

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Shakespeare provides us with the earliest attestation of the word nurse as denoting one who provides health care to the sick, which appears…

The field of the rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM) has come a long way since Judy Segal described it as a “subfield” (2005, p. 312). With new publication opportunities and a burgeoning cadre of graduate students studying RHM, the…

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