MLA Forum: TC Medical Humanities & Health Studies Writing Nursing: Translating Practice into Literature: Five-minute “flash paper” roundtable: Trauma, triage, testimony; gender and medical practice in wartime hospitals; related themes welcome. Medical Humanities & Health Studies Forum. Vita, 300-word proposal by…

MLA Forum: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Futures of Medical Humanities and Health Studies: Proposals for papers charting the future of literary studies of health/care. Potential topics include post/trans/anti-humanist embodiment, robotics, genetics, xenotransplantation, technoscience, speculative fiction. 300-word abstracts/short bio…

MLA Forum: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Investigating, employing, and historically locating our terminologies. Propose keywords for concise presentation in a flash-type panel. 300-word abstract plus one-page CV by 13 March 2015; Catherine Belling (c-belling@northwestern.edu).

Paul Crawford, professor of health humanities at the University of Nottingham and lead author of Health Humanities, offers in The Guardian an apologia for health humanities http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/mar/30/health-humanities-here-to-collaborate-not-compete

From The Atlantic: How to Teach Doctors Empathy — “Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science.” http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/how-to-teach-doctors-empathy/387784/ While empathy courses are rarely required in medical training, interest in them is growing, experts say, and programs are underway…

Call for Papers: Symposium: “Transforming Contagion” Location: Arizona State University’s West campus (Phoenix, AZ) Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 We invite proposals for an exciting symposium on the topic of Transforming Contagion.  This transdisciplinary and transhistorical symposium aims to explore contagion…

  CALL FOR PAPERS: Henry James Review ILLNESS, AGE, DEATH       The James family was disabled: Henry James, Sr., hobbled by a wooden leg; William, his early career stalled by neurasthenia; Alice, the insistent invalid; Wilkie, injured in the Civil War; Bob,…

The MLA Division on Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature welcomes proposals for the 2016 MLA convention in Austin, Texas: Medieval Non/Human Contagion How does the distinction human-nonhuman emerge from medieval representations of illness and death? Contagion can be used as a valuable…

The Other Spock: The man who changed parenting | Lynn Bloom @BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31622146

Posted today in the Chronicle of Higher Educatio: A deadly virus arrives in America, carried by travelers from abroad. Health officials scramble to contain the threat, imposing quarantines and other strict measures even as they seek to reassure the public….

Concentration will give undergraduates a chance to pursue natural sciences and humanities rather than having to choose one or the other: http://hub.jhu.edu/2015/01/22/major-medicine-science-humanities

The Journal of Somaesthetics is a peer-reviewed, online, academic research journal devoted to research that advances the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, understood as the critical study and meliorative cultivation of the experience and performance of the living body (or soma) as…

“A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple…