For scholars working on questions about medicine, healing, health, and illness using theories and methods from the humanities, fine and performing arts, and social sciences. All area studies (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, etc.) are welcome.
Valeria Graziano deposited The Medicalisation of Politics or the Politicisation of Medicine: The Case of Italian Struggles to Design Public Healthcare Institutions. in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
The article follows the contours of a conversation with Fulvio Aurora, Paolo Fierro and Edoardo Turri, three members of the Italian health activist organization Medicina Democratica, which will also function as the backbone of our account of the initial radical
impetus and the later demise of the Italian public health system, the Servizio…[Read more]
This research work is an investigation into the reception of anti-smoking advertisements
that make use of “fear appeals”. The objective of the research is to bring audience
perceptions, interpretations and making sense processes of such advertising campaigns to
the limelight. Instead of measuring effects or effectiveness of anti-smoking mes…[Read more]
This study examined the communication avenues for combating breast cancer in Orba, a rural community of Enugu State, Nigeria. To accomplish this goal, 200 women from the community were sampled. The results revealed that 87% of the respondents were aware of media messages on breast cancer; however, 74.5% and 65% respectively, claimed that they had…[Read more]
Representation, primarily understood as ‘presence’ or ‘appearance’ with an implied
visual component, is a critical concept in the cultural milieu. Conceived as images,
performances, and imitations, representations propagate through various media:
films, television, photographs, advertisements, and other forms of popular culture.
As such, r…[Read more]
Jyotirmaya Patnaik deposited Chronicles of Eating Disorders from Physician’s Notes to Netflix Series: Representations of Eating Disorders in Popular Media in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
The earliest medical descriptions of anorexia occurred in 1689 with Richard
Morton’s Phthisiologia, Or, A Treatise of Consumptions, however, it took another
century for medical science to accept anorexia nervosa as a medical condition.
Later on, it was Hilde Bruch who initiated the first public discussion on anorexia
in the latter half of t…[Read more]
This study examined such issues as social media in personality development
and their influence on the development of public activism among young people.
We also estimate the efficiency that various forms of information exchange
have (shared or anonymous). The empirical base of the research includes
sociological surveys held in Kazakhstan. We…[Read more]
From Monday 24 May 2021, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship will only consider submissions in response to our ongoing calls for papers. Full info: https://www.comicsgrid.com/news/446/
Over the past year, artists, doctors, medical professionals, and international agencies such as the World Health Organisation have been using comics to communicate the risks of the SARS-CoV2 virus. The visual economy and a near-universal language of lines, balloons, and panels in comics makes them well suited to disseminate epidemic-related…[Read more]
Dominik Hünniger deposited The “Normative Forces” of Difference: Ecology, Economy and Society during Cattle Plagues in the Eighteenth Century in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 7 months, 3 weeks ago
One of the recurring themes in the public perception of containment policies during the current COVID-19 pandemic are the supposedly uneven and everchanging measures taken up by international, national and local authorities. This is especially the case in countries with a federal structure, like Germany. Not surprisingly, historical containment…[Read more]
This epilogue reflects on scholarship in the study of South Asian medicines and healing traditions at the end of the twentieth century and in the first two decades of the twenty-first century. It underscores the growing multidisciplinarity of this field, and it
suggests that the contributions to this special issue signal this development and…[Read more]
In conjunction with the Popular Culture Association (PCA) holding their 2021 conference in Boston, contributors and attendees of the New England Graphic Medicine (NEGM) Virtual Summit are proposing a slate of programming that now is welcoming additional participants.
Anthony Cerulli started the topic [CFP] COVID-19 BEYOND BORDERS: RETHINKING MEDICAL HUMANITIES AT THE FRONTLINES in the discussion Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
COVID-19 BEYOND BORDERS: RETHINKING MEDICAL HUMANITIES AT THE FRONTLINES
6.-9. JULY 2021, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Deadline: 15 October 2020
This conference explores the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on borders. In most Western countries, borders have seemingly disappeared or become permeable to facilitate global…[Read more]
This article is part of a larger study investigating the perceived value of using comics as an information resource in the teaching and training of mental health and social care professionals in a higher education setting.
We surveyed 108 library users at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in mental health and…[Read more]
This is not a single article but an entire double journal issue focused on the critical intersection of disability and ecology.
Studies in the Humanities (46: 1-2).
The paper demonstrates the application of neurocognitive social psychology to study human behaviour through literary character analysis with digital tools; and how the digital literary studies in terms of neurocognitive psychology may help develop new models for technology and theories of contemporary science. Based on the theses, the paper…[Read more]
We are editing the book “Big Data Analytics in Cognitive Social Media and Literary Text: Theory and Praxis” to be published by Springer. As the book editors, we commission suitable authors to contribute chapters to the book. In this regard, we are glad to invite you and your co-research partners/colleagues consider contributing a chapter. The boo…[Read more]
Sara Margaret Butler deposited “Abortion by Assault: Violence against Pregnant Women in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-century England.” in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
According to medieval common law, assault against a pregnant woman causing miscarriage after the fi rst trimester was homicide. Some scholars have argued, however, that in practice English jurors refused to acknowledge assaults of this nature as homicide. The underlying argument is that because abortion by assault is a crime against women, male…[Read more]
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