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…

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 Read the full article…

Making the invisible visible, a review of the Life of Breath launch event.

Sarah McLusky – Project Manager for the Life of Breath project reports on the Life of Breath Launch event: Guests gathered at Durham University’s Joachim Room on 23 September to celebrate the launch of Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring breathing and breathlessness. Invisibility is a powerful metaphor for breathing, breathlessness and Read the full article…

‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ reviewed by Chisaki Fukushima

‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2015). Jason Danely has produced a moving account of the contradictions of ageing and loss in contemporary Japan. He intentionally eschews a heavy handed theoretical approach, in favour of one that prioritises the stories of the people with whom he Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ by Seth M. Holmes

Two copies of ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States‘ by Seth M. Holmes (University of California Press, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Holmes’ work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of interest are welcome from across Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japan’ by Jason Danely (Rutgers University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, but this book may be of particular interest to anthropologists and social scientists. ‘By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will Read the full article…

Diagnosing the ‘Cancer-Patient-In-Liverpool’: A Cultural Excavation of the Classificatory Moment (CfA PhD CASE Studentship, North West ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, 2015-2016)

North West ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, Social Anthropology Pathway PhD CASE Studentship  Diagnosing the ‘Cancer-Patient-In-Liverpool’: A Cultural Excavation of the Classificatory Moment Focus of the Studentship This project takes the diagnosis of cancer as a particular medical and cultural problem. It will study the ways in which specific places – i.e., Liverpool – have become Read the full article…

Beastly Anthropology: working in human-animal worlds – Professor Garry Marvin (Public Lecture, 3 Feb 2015, Durham)

IAS Fellow’s Public Lecture – Beastly Anthropology: working in human-animal worlds – Professor Garry Marvin (University of Roehampton) Tuesday 03 February 2015, 17:30 to 18:30, Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College, Durham University In keeping with the IAS theme of ‘emergence’, in this talk Professor Garry Marvin  will consider the emergence of the inter/multi or perhaps Read the full article…

New Immortalities: Reflections on Post-Mortem Value in the Human Body in the 21st Century – Bob Simpson (Lecture, York, 22 Jan 2015)

Please find below details of Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) public lectures in York in the coming weeks. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome, admission is free and no ticket required. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel Read the full article…

Bernard Stiegler Lecture: What is the Anthropocene? (Durham University, 19 Jan 2015)

What is the Anthropocene? Or, neganthropology as a new critique of philosophical and scientific anthropology Bernard Stiegler Monday, 19 January, 18.00 for 18.15-20.00 Room ER 140, Elvet Riverside 1 Over the course of the 19th century, anthropology became scientific. Following the appearance of enquiries concerning the human, from Hume as well as Rousseau, and the Read the full article…