Medical & Health Humanities Africa newsletter, June 2019
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Save the date: 2nd International Medical Humanities Conference, Blantyre, Malawi: 31 July-2 August
The mission of the Malawi Medical Humanities Network is to enhance our understanding of the human condition by exploring how the health sciences, illness and medicine intersect with the arts and humanities in Malawi.
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CFP: Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow (Banff, Canada) – deadline 15 July
The organisers welcome proposals focusing on (but not limited to) the following themes:
  • Biometrics, Big Data, and Self-Narratives
  • Biotechnologies and/or Pharmacology and the Phenomenology of the Body
  • Postcolonial, Indigenous, Decolonial and/or Anti-Racist Health Narratives
  • Trans-and Queer Methodologies in Health & Medical Humanities
  • Health and the Narratives of Daily / Ordinary Life
  • Gender Approaches to Health & Medical Humanities
  • Performing Joy, Pain and/or Illness
  • Aging and Storytelling
  • Vulnerability and Embodiment
  • The Healthcare System and the Self
  • Interdisciplinary Artistic Approaches to Health & Medical Humanities
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A reflection on the recent State of Dis-ease workshop hosted by the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, by one of its delegates, Sasheenie Moodley, currently reading for the DPhil/PhD in Global and Area Studies (Africa) at the University of Oxford as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar: "...the State of Dis-ease Workshop was fruitful not only because it incorporated multi- and inter-disciplinary global experts (from lawyers, artists, and journalists to academics, activists, and health practitioners). The workshop also encouraged innovative knowledge production..."
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