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.
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 2 months, 2 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 10 months, 1 week 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]
Sunday, January 23, 1390 was a day that Ralph Peioun of Wotton (Lincs.) and his wife most likely never forgot. On this day, their one-year-old son, Richard, presumably curious and headstrong like most young toddlers his age, made an unfortunate choice of playthings when he picked up a pair of shears and wounded himself in the throat, a fatal…[Read more]
When confronted with cases of self-killing, medieval jurors had to contend with a vast array of often conflicting concerns, from religious and folkloric condemnations of the act of suicide, to fears for the welfare of the family of the dead, and to coping with royal confiscations of a felon’s goods. All of these factors had a profound impact on t…[Read more]
The use of the term “community” in historical studies continues to present problems for many medievalists. Myriad studies have emphasized the inadequacy of the term when describing medieval society. Microstudies of manors and villages, especially in the English context, by historians Barbara A. Hanawalt, J. Ambrose Raftis, and Sherri Olson (am…[Read more]
The history of homicidal insanity in the courts of law of medieval England.
Given the hurdles one faced in trying to stay healthy in later medieval England, it should come as no surprise that the medieval English placed a premium on competent medicine. As Carole Rawcliffe has argued, “medieval life was beset by constant threats to health arising from poor diet (at both ends of the social spectrum), low levels of h…[Read more]
With regard to English common law, medieval women were able to participate in the curial process in only a limited way. This is not true of women as defendants: women could be sued for almost any civil or criminal plaint, but their privileges as plaintiffs were broadly curtailed by marital status and cultural expectation. The legal fiction of…[Read more]
In the year 1304, Matilda Bonamy of Guernsey, a young woman from one of the Anglo-Norman island’smost established and affluent families, found herself in a predicament familiar to many of today’s youth. A liaison with Jordan Clouet, also from a family of long provenance in Guernsey if not as comfortable, had left her pregnant. To Matilda the sol…[Read more]
We say, you belong to me, or I belong to you. But is it possible to be possessed by others? And can we ever possess ourselves? In this raw and intimate account, Eva-Lynn Jagoe merges memoir with critical theory as she recounts the unraveling of everything she thought she knew about selfhood, relationships, and desire. Through the story of an…[Read more]
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