Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cfp: "Taking the Body Seriously," Sixth Annual Conference, UK and Ireland Association for Medical Humanities, University of Durham, July 6-8, 2009.

The conference's aim is to bring humanities resources, both single-discipline and inter-disciplinary, to bear upon our understanding of how our bodies constitute both the possibilities of, and the constraints upon, leading flourishing lives. Key themes include: * the role of the body in framing experience, knowledge, values and the imagination * the place of the body in relation to creativity and the arts, both as generator and as object * how science's methods and agenda reflect the fact and form of our embodiment; and * the place of medical conceptions of the body, health and well-being within prevalent contemporary understandings of human flourishing In addition to these themes, there will also be a general section accommodating papers on topics of broad interest within medical humanities. Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted electronically by 24th April 2009 to the organisers at Further information is here:

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