Categories for Narrative Medicine

CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

March 22, 2013 7:27 am Published by Comments Off on CFP: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body. Interdisciplinary Conference at Pacific University

Pacific University‘s Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program invite submissions for its 2nd interdisciplinary conference for untenured faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates of all disciplines. The relationships among gender, sexuality and the body will be this year’s theme. Keynote speaker will be Natalie Boero, the author of the recently acclaimed book Killer Fat, will discuss... View Article

The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

February 11, 2013 4:24 pm Published by Comments Off on The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

On Wednesday February 13, at 630 pm, UCSF Library at Parnassus, Victoria Sweet MD. Associate Clinical Professor UCSF, will give a presentation titled “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.” Drawn from Dr. Sweet’s recent book, this talk will concern Hildegard of Bingen’s medicine and her idea of viriditas, or greening power, as... View Article

Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

November 23, 2012 6:51 am Published by Comments Off on Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations is presenting a conference titled “Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture“, which will take place in Washington DC, March 27-30, 2013 The conference invites presentation proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the... View Article

A Narrative Future for Health Care

November 8, 2012 10:34 am Published by Comments Off on A Narrative Future for Health Care

Humanities scholars, social scientists and clinicians are learning to write and read clinical discourse in ways that take account of developing narratological thinking in literature, philosophy and ethics. They have started to recognize and describe narrative impulse, shape, and techniques in clinical conversations, observations and illness-related life-writings of patients, care-givers and writers. Narrative medicine has emerged from elements of literary... View Article

Poetry helped me navigate from disease to ease, says Jennifer Nix

June 7, 2012 7:15 am Published by Comments Off on Poetry helped me navigate from disease to ease, says Jennifer Nix

Jennifer Nix is a former editor-at-large for Chelsea Green Publishing, a producer for NPR’s ‘On the Media‘ and staff writer for Variety. Jennifer said she never took up that much to poetry, until the age of 42, when she discovered to be in a state of advanced kidney failure. This is when, despairing and waiting for a transplant, she turned... View Article

The efficient way of slow medicine: the story of the last US almshouse through the eyes of doctor and historian of medicine Victoria Sweet

May 24, 2012 12:31 pm Published by Comments Off on The efficient way of slow medicine: the story of the last US almshouse through the eyes of doctor and historian of medicine Victoria Sweet

Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and former PhD student in History of Medicine at DAHSM, is one of a kind, in many regards. Just to name one, Victoria is unique in having spent several months at the beginning of her career as a medical doctor looking for a position that would... View Article

Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on ‘Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy’

May 20, 2012 7:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on ‘Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy’

We are glad to announce that the honor of the 10th Wellcome LibraryRoy Porter lecture has been bestowed on our Dorothy Porter, Professor in the History of Health Sciences, who will present her current research on 'Creative Disabililty and the Shaking Palsy: Approaching a history of Parkinson's Disease'.

Second International Health Humanities Conference – Music, Health, and Humanity

May 11, 2012 8:45 am Published by Comments Off on Second International Health Humanities Conference – Music, Health, and Humanity

The Second International Health Humanities Conference - Music, Health, and Humanity 9, 10, 11 August, 2012 - Montclair State University. The Colleges of the Arts, of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, are hosting the Second International Health Humanities Conference on August 9-11, 2012. In accordance with the interdisciplinary nature of the Health Humanities, the participation of colleagues from music, other arts disciplines, the humanities, and clinical health backgrounds who wish to join in an exploration concerning the various relationships among music, health, and humanity is encouraged. Also individual and group (colloquium) presentations addressing theory, practice, and/or research (in progress or completed), concerning questions and issues pertinent to the conference theme are encouraged.

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