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…

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…

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