Upcoming Seminar: “What are the Medical Humanities for?”

Reblogged from Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities:

A one hour seminar titled, “What are the medical humanities for?” will be given by Professor Robin Downie, Philosophy, from Glasgow University on Tuesday 30 April, from 5pm to 6pm [11am – 12pm CDT] at the Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds.

For more information, see the Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities:

Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities Challenge Seminar

The Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University will host a postgraduate methods challenge seminar on Thursday, June 6th, 2013. In this Challenge, three PhD students will present for 15 minutes, then the audience will challenge.

Qualitative Health Research Group Postgraduate Methods Challenge
Thursday 6th June, 12-2pm (lunch from 12)
Wolfson Research Institute, F009

For more information, or to register, click here.

From: Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Thoughts on the nuclear tragedy… Hans Jonas’ last public words….

hans jonas“It was once religion which told us that we are all sinners, because of original sin. It is now the ecology of our planet which pronounces us all to be sinners because of the excessive exploits of human inventiveness. It was once religion which threatened us with a last judgment at the end of days. It is now our tortured planet which predicts the arrival of such a day without heavenly intervention. The latest revelation — from no Mount Sinai, from no Mount of the Sermon, form no Bo – is the outcry of mute things themselves that we must heed by curbing our powers over creation, lest we perish together on a wasteland of what was creation…..”

 Hans Jonas — 1903 to 1993

Midwinter Meeting – Division 24 of American Psychological Association

Just came back from wonderful “midwinter” meeting – right here in home town Austin – of Division 24 of American Psychological Association — http://www.theoreticalpsychology.org/Meeting00.html

Had the opportunity to meet new colleagues, make new friends and talk about the upcoming Geneva, Switzerland meeting of International College of Person-Centered Medicine. http://personcenteredmedicine.org/