Register Now: The Medicalised Body, 11-12 May 2023 University of Edinburgh

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The inaugural conference of the Edinburgh Philosophy & Phenomenology Group (EPiPHENy). Keynotes: Lucy Osler, Havi Carel, Luna Dolezal, Yochai Ataria.

The Edinburgh Philosophy and Phenomenology Group (EPiPHENy) invites registration for its inaugural conference taking place 11th – 12th May in Edinburgh and online. ‘The Medicalised Body’ will bring together researchers working on phenomenological approaches to the body in medicine. This is a hybrid event so attendance can be in person or online; it is free, but the organisers ask attendees to register in advance here.

Keynotes for the conference are:

  • Dr Lucy Osler, University of Cardiff, title TBD
  • Prof Havi Carel, University of Bristol, “Illness as lived: Contingency, Mortality, and Human Limits”
  • Prof Luna Dolezal, University of Exeter, “The Phenomenology of the Remote Body in Medicine: Considering Shame in Telemedicine”
  • Prof Yochai Ataria, Tel Hai College, “Body Disownership in Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

There will also be 8 shorter presentations given by Early Career Researchers and medical practioners that will highlight important and emerging research in the field.

Please find further information here:

Through this conference, the organisers hope to forge interdisciplinary connections between researchers engaged in phenomenological approaches to the philosophy of medicine and medical humanities within and outwith Edinburgh.

Please direct any queries to Jodie Russell [email protected] or Emma Otterski [email protected]

This conference is kindly funded by the Student Staff Initiative Fund from the University of Edinburgh and the Scots Philosophical Association. It will take place in the Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT