NY Times Review: ‘The Bad Doctor’ and ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto’

The New York Times reviews two recent graphic books, The Bad Doctor and Graphic Medicine Manifesto: Among the most intriguing uses they propose for graphic medicine is a role in education. Medical students are now routinely encouraged to examine the complex emotions…

Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry: Conceptualizing Autism Around the Globe

The editors of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry announce a special issue (vol. 39 no. 2 [2015]): “Conceptualizing Autism Around the Globe.” Online for subscribers: http://link.springer.com/journal/11013/39/2/page/1

CFP: Medicine & Religion Conference

2016 Conference on Medicine and Religion Approaching the Sacred: Science, Health and Practices of Care  March 4-6, 2016, JW Marriott Houston, TX  Call for Abstracts We invite abstracts for 75-minute panel and workshop sessions, 15-minute paper presentations, and posters that…

Literature & Medicine Vol. 33 No. 1 Is Out Now

Literature & Medicine Vol. 33 no. 1 is out now. https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/literature_and_medicine/toc/lm.33.1.html 33.1 GENERAL ISSUE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Disembodiment and Identity in Literary Depictions of Epilepsy Surgery Maria Vaccarella Lauren Slater and the Experts: Malingering, Masquerade, and the Disciplinary Control of Diagnosis…

CFP: Bodies of Care–Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

 Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Bodies are obviously the targets of one’s…

Funding: NY Acad Med

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health offers two one-month residential fellowships to support research projects focused on the history of medicine and public health.  Application forms for the fellowships,…

CFP: 5th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference

Call for Abstracts Fifth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference September 24-25, 2015; Kalamazoo, Michigan  Overview: Proponents of medical humanities contend that the humanistic dimensions of medicine and health are a critical component of those disciplines; not only do…

CFP: NEPCA Health, Disease & Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS:  HEALTH, DISEASE and CULTURE AREA Northeast Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Annual Conference Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, October 30-31, 2015 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  JUNE 15, 2015 The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers…

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