Call for Review: ‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Hunleth, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Rutgers University Press.  In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India’ by Harris Solomon

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India‘ (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The popular narrative of “globesity” posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and diabetes in the Global South Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This volume’s contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the Read the full article…

‘Computable bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ reviewed by Dr Fenneke Sysling

‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015). Josh Berson, an anthropologist and design researcher, as he calls himself, has written one of the first books in a wave of publications that now start to reflect on recent technological developments: the fact that we can now track our sleep Read the full article…

PhD Positions (5) – Department of Philosophy (CfA, Uppsala University, 8 April 2016)

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. The Department of Philosophy is internationally renowned, and with great diversity within philosophy. The following positions are currently open in the Department of Philosophy: PhD position in Aesthetics PhD position in Philosophy with specialisation in Theoretical Philosophy PhD position in Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015).  Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Data. Suddenly it is everywhere, and more and more of it is about us. The computing revolution has transformed our understanding of nature. Now it is Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds’ edited by Kate Hampshire and Bob Simpson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds‘ edited by Kate Hampshire & Bob Simpson (Berghahn Book, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Following the birth of the first “test-tube baby” in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technologies became available to a Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘A Passion for Society: How we Think about Human Suffering’ by Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

We are pleased to offer for review ‘A Passion for Society: How we Think about Human Suffering‘ by Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman (UCPress, 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World’ edited by Veena Das and Clara Han

We are pleased to offer for review the edited collection ‘Living and Dying in the Contemporary World‘ by Veena Das and Clara Han (UCPress 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the Read the full article…