AHRC/CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and Wellcome Collection

The Body and the Book, England 1350-1600: Manuscripts and Printed Books at Wellcome Collection Qualification type: PhD Location: London Funding for: UK Students / EU Students Funding amount: AHRC stipend: for the academic year 2019-20, the stipend will be £17,559 with London weighting. This includes enhanced stipend to cover additional travel costs relating to the […]

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Reading group: Phenomenological approaches to the medical humanities – 21 March 2019

Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group, 21 March 2019 The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on Thursday 21st March 2019, 14:00-15:30, in Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DT. **please note the change from our usual location**  This session will focus on phenomenological approaches to the medical humanities, and it will be led by Dr Peter Fifield (English […]

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Reading Group: The Politics of Bodily Comportment – 31 Jan 2019

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on 31st January 2019, 14:30-16:00 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD to consider work on the politics of bodily comportment. This session will be led by Dr Harriet Cooper, Researcher in Rights-based Rehabilitation at the University of East Anglia, […]

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Contested Conditions: A Screening & Discussion Series: Safe (Haynes, 1995)

Join us for a screening of Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995) and White [Mater]ial: A Video Essay on Todd Haynes’s Safe (Amber Jacobs and Catherine Grant, 2013) Birkbeck Cinema, Friday 19th October 2018, 18:00 – 21:00 Free entrance, book your tickets here. The screening will be followed by a session of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group on the theme […]

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Reading Group: Contested Conditions – 25th October 2018

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on 25th October 2018, 3.00-4.30 pm, in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, to consider contested, chronic, and invisible health conditions. This session is being held to mark the launch of the Contested Conditions film screening series, which begins with Todd Haynes’ SAFE at […]

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Reading Group: On Cure – 26th June, 4.00-5.30pm

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet on Tuesday 26th June, 4-5.30 pm, Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD. We will read extracts from Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure. Duke UP, 2017, as follows: Chapter 1: Ideology of Cure, Chapter 2: Violence of Cure, and (optionally) Chapter 3: In Tandem With […]

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Reading Group: Attention and its Medicalization – 1st March and 22nd March 2018

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will meet twice in the Spring Term 2018, on 1st March and 22nd March, to consider Attention and its Medicalization. 1. Reading Attention 1st March 2018, 2-3.30 pm, Malet Street Building, London, WC1E 7HX – Room 420 Katherine Hayles, “On Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes”, […]

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