Northern Network for Medical Humanities Workshop, Glasgow, 22nd January 2016

Location: Yodowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Date: 10am-5pm, Friday 22nd January 2016

The workshop programme for the first 2016 meeting of the NNMH is now available:

10.00-10.45: Arrival, Coffee and Welcome (Atrium)

10.45-12.00: Session One: Posthuman Medical Humanities

  • Dr Sarah Cockram, History, Glasgow University: ‘Living with Companion Animals at the Renaissance Court’
  • Dr Anna McFarlane, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Posthuman Medicine’
  • Dr Douglas Small, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Cocaine and Cultural Mythology, c.1860-1919’
  • Ms Thora Hands, CSHHH/History, Strathclyde University: ‘Reframing Drink and the Victorians: The consumption of alcohol in Britain 1869-1914’

12.00-12.15: Comfort Break

12.15-13.30: Session Two: Mental Health

  • Dr Matt Smith, CSHHH/History, Strathclyde University: ‘The Magic Years: American Psychiatry’s Take on the History of Post-War American Psychiatry, 1945-1970’
  • Dr Cheryl McGeachan and Prof. Chris Philo, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow University: ‘Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces’
  • Dr Ross White, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow University: ‘Understanding the distress of Langi people living in Northern Uganda’
  • Ms Moira Hansen, Scottish Literature, Glasgow University: ‘“Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease”: Physical and mental health in the life and works of Robert Burns’

13.30-14.30: Lunch (Atrium)

14.30-15.30: Session Three: Textual Cultures

  • Ms Laura Stevens, Library, Glasgow University, ‘Digitisation of records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Crichton Royal Institution’
  • Dr Hannah Tweed, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Medical Paratexts’
  • Dr Megan Coyer, English Literature, Glasgow University: ‘Blackwood’s Magazine and Nineteenth-Century Medical Humanism’

15.30-16.00: Coffee (Atrium)

16.00-17.00: Session Four: Ethics and Care

  • Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas, Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Glasgow University (Crichton Campus), ‘Philosophy/theology and understanding spirituality at the end of life in India’
  • Dr Angus Ferguson, Centre for History of Medicine/Economic and Social History, Glasgow University, ‘Medical confidentiality’
  • Dr Lucy Pickering, School of Social and Political Sciences, Glasgow University, ‘Under the Influence: On the Ethics of Research with Active Drug Users’

17.00-18.30: Dr Megan Coyer & Dr Hannah Tweed, Launch of Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network Website

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