CFP: Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversations

Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversations, 2-4 September 2013

Medical Humanities Research Group at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Conference Organizers: Dr Catherine Burns and Dr Ashlee Neser

The Medical Humanities research group at WiSER invites abstracts of up to 500 words for papers that speak to our broad, inclusive theme of ‘Body Knowledge’. We welcome submissions from scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines, including the arts, literature, film, sociology, anthropology, history, medicine, philosophy, ethics, and psychology. In addition to panel sessions, we are planning a public event which will draw in a wider Johannesburg audience, as well as an art exhibition and film screening.

Abstracts of up to 500 words, together with a brief biography of 250 words, should be submitted to Ashlee Neser by Friday 1 March 2013. Queries may be directed to either Ashlee Neser or Catherine Burns.Please see the WiSER website for more information about our Institute at Wits.

Details here: http://medicalhumanities.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/body-knowledge-medicine-and-the-humanities-in-conversation-cfp-conference-johannesburg-september-2013/