Call for Review: ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood’ by Robert Wyrod

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City‘ (Robert Wyrod, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between health, gender, and male privilege in the context of Uganda. Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from researchers with an interest Read the full article…

‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ reviewed by Dr Emily Garside

‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ by Norman Fowler (Biteback Publishing, 2014) AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice by Norman Fowler draws heavily on the author’s personal experience both at the height of the AIDS crisis and today. As a result there is a fascinating auto-ethnographic slant to the book as Fowler travels across the world reflecting Read the full article…

‘Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa’ (CfP, Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, 14 November 2015)

Curated by Annie E. Coombes, Professor of Material and Visual Culture. Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa, focuses on the struggle for self-representation by those affected by the virus during the worst period of AIDS denialism under former President Thabo Mbeki from 1999 to 2003. It explores the way fine art and the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ by Norman Fowler

We are pleased to offer for review ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’ by Norman Fowler (Biteback Publishing, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Eighteen million people around the world live with HIV but do not know they are infected. Endangering both themselves and countless others, they represent a public health challenge that affects Read the full article…

ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society (Durham, 6 Nov 2014)

ESRC Festival of Social Science – Tipping Points in Health and Society 6th November 2014, 19:30 to 21:00, Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham City, Prof Michael Goldstein and Dr Camila Caiado, Dept of Mathematical Sciences Health problems, from cardiovascular disease to the AIDS epidemic, present major social challenges that require new forms of intervention Read the full article…