CFP: North West Interdisciplinary Medical Humanities Postgraduate Workshop, Lancaster

Date: 19th April 2018

Location: Lancaster University

Deadline: 1st February 2018

In 2018 Lancaster University History department will be hosting a one-day postgraduate workshop that focuses on the value of alternative methodologies and interdisciplinarity in the medical humanities. The event is organized by Erin Bramwell and Natalie Mullen, who are both PhD candidates in the department. Erin and Natalie work in the medical humanities, and through the ESRC’s Interdisciplinary Event Fund, are seeking to bring together researchers in numerous disciplines to share the ways in which they approach critical questions and problems within the field.

The workshop seeks to connect researchers in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, history, politics, law, sociology, English literature and language, linguistics, medicine, computer science, and psychology. The workshop is also intended to serve as a ‘launch event’ for a longer term network of PGRs working in medical humanities within the North West. Although primarily catering for North West based PGRs, ECRs and participants from other institutions are also welcome.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary research methodologies
  • Medical spaces and landscapes
  • Medicine and literature
  • Medicines as emotional and material objects
  • Medicine and the senses
  • Policy and healthcare
  • Photography
  • Linguistic and corpus-based approaches

The keynote address will be given by Dr James Stark (University of Leeds).

To apply, send an abstract of 250 words for a 20 minute paper and a short biographical statement to by 1st February 2018. A limited number of postgraduate travel bursaries are available; please state if you wish to be considered when you submit your abstract.

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