Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

2012/13 Semester Two

Tuesday 19 February, 5.00-6.00: ‘Imagery and Ideology: The Politics of “Asian Rickets”, 1963-1985’, Roberta Bivins (Department of History and Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick).

Tuesday 12 March, 5.00-6.00: ‘Psychosomatics and Life-Writing’, Neil Vickers (Department of English and Centre for Health and Humanities, King’s College London).

Tuesday 26 March, 1.00-4.00: ‘(Re)finding a place for medicine within the humanities: methodological approaches in the Medical Humanities’. Postgraduate methodology workshop – (School of English, University of Leeds); guest speaker Brian Hurwitz (Department of English and Centre for Health and Humanities, King’s College London). All interested MA and research students welcome, please contact michaeljflexerATgmail.com or encnATleeds.ac.uk.

Tuesday 16 April, 5.00-6.00: ‘When Artist Meets Medicine’, Rachael Allen, Artist (www.rachaelallen.com).

Tuesday 23 April, 12.30-4.15: ‘Clinical Practice and the Value of Narrative’ seminar; guest speakers Stuart Murray (School of English and Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities) and Brendan Stone (School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Sheffield). This seminar is aimed at clinicians and other health practitioners and is NHS CPD accredited. Places are limited so please contact Stuart Murray in advance if you would like to attend.

Tuesday 30 April, 5.00-6.00: ‘What are the Medical Humanities for?’, Robin Downie (Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow).

Monday 13 May, 5.00-7.00: The C.l. Oakley Memorial Lecture on Medicine and the Arts, in association with the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and the School of Medicine, University of Leeds – Ian Hacking (Professeur honoraire, Chaire de philosophie et histoire des concepts scientifiques, College de France and University Professor Emeritus, the University of Toronto) title and venue tbc.

Tuesday 21 May, 12.00-5.00: Genetics Pedagogies workshop, in association with the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds – organiser Annie Jamieson (a.k.jamiesonATleeds.ac.uk).

Tuesday 28 May, 5.00-6.00: ‘Hiding in the pub to cutting the cord? Fathers’ participation in childbirth in Britain since the 1950s’, Laura King (School of History, University of Leeds).

Unless specified, all events will be on Tuesdays and will take place in the LCMH, basement, School of English, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. For more information on any of the events, please contact Stuart Murray (s.f.murrayATleeds.ac.uk) or Clare Barker (c.f.barkerATleeds.ac.uk).

2 comments on “2012/13 Semester Two

  1. Helen Kingstone
    13 November, 2015

    I’d be really interested to come to some of the 2015-16 seminars. Who do I contact to get the details of those, or do get onto the mailing list?

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