Medical Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Environment Conference (CfP, Harvard University, 29-30 September 2017)

In the present age of the Anthropocene, the extraordinary transformations of Earth’s climate are changing the biophysical conditions involved in global food production, emerging epidemics and natural disasters. There is growing concern that global environmental change will have significant adverse impacts on global patterns of disease and mortality over the next century. Responses to recent Read the full article…

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’  by Seth M. Holmes (UCPress, 2013) It is likely that the last hands to hold the blueberries, strawberries, peaches, asparagus, or lettuce before you pick them up in your local grocery store belong to Latin American migrant laborers. How might we respect this intimate passing Read the full article…

“Brain Banquet”: Guerilla Science (London, 13–15 March 2014)

BRAIN BANQUET Feast your senses on the most complex thing in the universe: the human brain. From March 13-15 Guerilla Science will host a unique Brain Banquet in a long-forgotten World War 2 bunker transformed into an incarnation of the brain. With food design by the inimitable Blanch & Shock, guests will dine on a five-course banquet created Read the full article…

Taste! An interdisciplinary symposium on the science of cooking and creating recipes for cancer survivors (Durham, 19 Feb 2013, 7.30pm)

St Cuthbert’s Society presents: TASTE! An interdisciplinary symposium on the science of cooking and creating recipes for cancer survivors Tuesday 19th Feb, Cuth’s dining hall, 7.30‐9.30 Drinks and nibbles from 7.15 All welcome Dr Rachel Edwards‐Stuart (Food Scientist and Flavour Expert): ‘Multimodal Flavour Perception’ Dr Duika Burges Watson (Public Health) Dr Joanne Paterson (Speech and Read the full article…