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: ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity’ by Kristina Baines

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity‘ by Kristina Baines (Lexington Books, 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity provides an ethnographic account of life in a rural farming village in Read the full article…

Reproducing the Environment (CfP, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference Denver CO, Nov 18-22, 2015)

Organizers: Dr. Katie Dow and Dr. Janelle Lamoreaux Research Group in Reproductive Sociology, University of Cambridge In what ways is the environment a context for thinking about reproduction, and reproduction a context for thinking about the environment? Through what overlapping idioms, analogies, and examples are reproduction and the environment connected? This panel aims to encourage Read the full article…

The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (12 September 2014, University of York)

Can you imagine what ozone pollution sounds like? Could a singing bowl, made with your own blood pressure data, help focus your mind on a healthy lifestyle? Would birdsong convince you to reduce your energy consumption? The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data is funded by Wellcome Trust and Centre for Chronic Diseases Read the full article…