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…

Learn how medieval preachers embraced medical ideas like bloodletting to teach Christian audiences about the effects of sin, confession, and penance at the 5th Annual Medieval and Early Modern Studies Faculty Lecture, featuring Dr. Winston Black, Assumption College Department of…

Caregiver Narratives: Family in Illness Essays examining the dynamics–emotional, financial, temporal, etc.–of caregiving at home, role of caregiver when loved-one falls ill. Representations in literature, film, blogs, other media. 300-word abstract/brief bio. by 18 March 2016; Sandra Weems (sandyweems@gmail.com).

Are you interested in writing about the medical humanities? Maybe you’re a horror movie fan with an interest in exploring the intersection between medical humanities and pop culture? Perhaps you’re interested in thinking about the process of writing or teaching…

Call for Chapters Interrogating Gendered Pathologies Edited by Erin A. Frost and Michelle F. Eble The field of medical rhetorics has produced numerous studies over the past 15 years showing disparities in health (Agne, Thompson, & Cusella, 2000; Bennett, 2009;…

a/b: Auto/Biography Studies <http://www.tandfonline.com/raut>seeks original articles for a special issue on “Embodiment” to be published as volume 33.2. Embodied lives, in all their corporeal, social, sensory, affective, political, economic, and technological dimensions, are the primary grounds for auto/biographical production. Building…

The Modern Language Association’s Transdisciplinary Conversations Age Studies Forum in collaboration with the MLA’s Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum announces this call for proposals for the 2017 MLA annual meeting in Philadelphia: Beyond Narrative:  Age Studies & Medical Humanities…

The Modern Language Association’s Transdisciplinary Conversations Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum announces this call for proposals for its guaranteed session at MLA 2017 in Philadelphia: Environment, Illness, Literature, Health/care Literature of environmental illness, critical perspectives on health, policy, practice….

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