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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Emotion, Affect and the Body - Durham Centre for Medical Humanities/Wolfson Post-Graduate and Early Career Research Network

15th March 2016, 16:00 to 18:00, The Williams' Library, St. Chad's College, North Bailey, Durham

The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will examine some of the various dimensions of emotion and affect within the medical humanities and related disciplines.

The session will begin with a number of short presentations from current researchers, before leading into an informal discussion. If you would like to deliver a presentation (anything between 5-15mins) please get in touch by 29th February. We are keen to encourage researchers to share their work-in-progress.

The CMH is able to provide a number of travel bursaries for postgraduates / ECRs attending from outside of Durham. Please let us know if you would like to benefit from this support when you register.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The place of optimism and pessimism in health
  • Affective labour in the clinical encounter
  • Shame, embarrassment, guilt and other negative emotions
  • Compassion, sympathy and empathy
  • The "happiness" agenda
  • The arts, emotion and well-being
  • The "affective turn" in cultural studies

If you are interested in attending, please email f.i.riddell@dur.ac.uk to register.

New members are always very welcome!

Contact f.i.riddell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.