CFP: Bodies of Data: Intersecting Medical and Digital Humanities, 22nd-23rd November, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 22nd-23rd November 2018

Location: UCD campus, Belfield, Dublin and Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

Closing Date for Proposals: 5pm Friday 7th September 2018

The Irish Humanities Alliance, in collaboration with UCD and DIT, are excited to announce the first Irish conference on research at the intersection of Medical and Digital Humanities. Medical and digital humanities have emerged as two of the most dynamic interdisciplinary forces in contemporary humanities scholarship. Both generate new perspectives and relationships at the intersection between interpretative, data driven, medical and technological methodologies and research practices.

This, two-day, international conference will be hosted on the UCD campus in Belfield Dublin with a public lecture to take place in the Royal Irish Academy. The conference theme ‘Bodies of data’ addresses the emerging discipline of the Medical Humanities at the intersection between arts and humanities and the biomedicine which explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions to Medicine. Our Call for Papers invites proposals for:

• 20 minute papers (abstracts 250 words)

• panels or roundtables (abstracts 600-700 words)

• performance and visual arts presentations/exhibitions (abstracts 500 words)

Proposals should be emailed to Dr Mel Farrell at: by 5pm Friday 7 September. They can relate to any aspect of the interaction between these two exciting research areas, including (though not limited to):

• data, embodiment and biopolitics

• the body in the digital age

• digital resources for medical humanities

• research infrastructures for medical and digital humanities

• digital methodologies for medical history

• culture, creativity and the body of data

• visual and/or literary arts and bodies of data

• automated care

• intimacy; sexuality and digital culture

• medical history

• bioethics and/or clinical ethics

• literary representation of disease and public health

• digital biometrics

• questions of the quantified self and the shadow self

• algorithmic governance

• health geography

• medical anthropology

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