We are very excited to announce our first keynote speaker for the Graphic Medicine conference: Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History (with Julia Scheele), How To Understand Your Gender (with Alex Iantaffi), Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To) (with Justin Hancock), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love (with Jacqui Gabb). They have also written numerous books, articles, chapters, and reports for scholars and counsellors, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice. In particular they have focused their academic-activist… Read More
Conference registration for the 2019 International Graphic Medicine Conference in Brighton is now open. We had a phenomenal response to our call for papers with over 150 proposals from 22 countries. Abstracts were selected by a team of seven people. One of the selectors, Profession Susan Squier commented: “Things have gone to another level with regards to the standard of proposals for this conference. The field is maturing. We had so many excellent proposals, some of which critique the field” The link for registration is HERE. There are 100 earlybird places available at £100, after which the price goes up… Read More
The episode opens with Alice Jaggers and host MK Czerwiec discussing Graphic Medicine News. That segment is followed by Whit Taylor‘s keynote address from the 2018 Comics & Medicine conference in White River Junction, Vermont. NOTE: The comics Whit mentions are linked below. Whit is a cartoonist, writer, editor, and public health educator. She has a BA in cultural anthropology from Brown University and received an MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Boston University School of Public Health. Her comics have been published by The Nib, The New Yorker, Illustrated PEN and others. America Isn’t Ready For a Pandemic, The… Read More
This month’s episode features Susan Squier’s full keynote from this year’s Graphic Medicine conference at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. Her talk is titled “Graphic Medicine: The Scales of Comics Work.” You will hear Susan introduced by Juliet McMullin. The images Susan cites directly in her talk follow below, in order. Stay tuned to the end of Susan’s talk for a special announcement! Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn… Read More
July 11-13, 2019 Hosted by Brighton and Sussex Medical School, at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, UK The Graphic Medicine conference is back in Brighton. We first hosted this conference in 2013 and we are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to participate in 2019. Our conference title is deliberately tricky. We hope this draws you in, not shuts you out. This year marks the formation of the Graphic Medicine collective, and this is the first conference under this banner. To us this represents an opportunity to query or question what graphic medicine is about. The time for… Read More
In this month’s episode, we hear from Alice Jaggers, medical librarian and new addition to the website management team. We learn about how she got involved with Graphic Medicine, what she presented at our conference this summer, and what she hopes to see in the future. Enjoy! Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.
The Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health in collaboration with the Division for Gender Studies, Stockholm University CALL FOR PAPERS for the international conference CURATING HEALTH: GRAPHIC MEDICINE AND VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ILLNESS Place: Stockholm University Date: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018 Keynote Speakers: Prof. Lisa Diedrich, Stony Brook University Dr. Ian Williams, Graphic Medicine We invite individual presentations, panel proposals or artistic contributions from across a range of disciplines in the Humanities, Practice Arts, Social Sciences and Biomedicine that engage with the theme of graphic medicine and visual representations of health and illness in all their dimensions…. Read More
On this month’s episode, Matthew and MK recap meeting up at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. Books mentioned and relevant links: Rock Steady by Ellen Forney About Betty’s Boob by Julie Richelou ALA’s Comics & Graphic Novels Interest group becomes a Round Table Dumb by Georgia Webber Gumballs by Erin Nations Smile, Sisters, and Ghost by Raina Telgemeier Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jared Krosoczka Machete Squad Drawn to Berlin Home After Dark by David Small Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia… Read More
If you are coming to the conference in Vermont and would like to show and sell your comics and wares, sign up now for a free table at the market place which will take place on the Thursday between 4 and 6pm and during lunchtime on the Friday. Table space is limited, and assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Table request sign-up is open now. To request space, complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/ZS98l71s7WYMpCo03. Table recipients will be notified within 10 days. Presenters, having your presentation code is helpful when completing the form, but not required.
The June episode of the Graphic Medicine podcast features Graphic Medicine News with Matthew Noe and and interview with Marbles creator Ellen Forney about her follow up book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. Enjoy! Graphic Medicine News links: Seattle keynote speaker Georgia Webber’s new book Dumb is now available! Isaac’s Story: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/isaacs-story-downloads-links-and-resources Hit up @comicnurse on Twitter if you want to write a review for the site! And as promised in the episode, Ellen Forney and Maria Bamford!