The prevention of obesity in young children (Seminar, Queen’s Campus Durham University, 4th June 2014)

Through John Snow College, we have organised an academic seminar on ‘The prevention of obesity in young children’ given by Professor Lynne Daniels on the 4th June 2014 in the Wolfson Research Institute (room F009) at Queen’s campus, Durham University. Lynne is visiting from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and is most famous Read the full article…

The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity – reviewed by Dr Katherine Harvey

‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello (Columbia University Press, 2013). Dr Katherine Harvey is an Associate Lecturer in Medieval History at Birkbeck, University of London, and in receipt of a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Society for Renaissance Studies. She is currently researching the interactions between bishops, medical knowledge and the medical Read the full article…

New Book Available for Review: ‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello

We have a new book from Columbia University Press available for review: The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity by Georges Vigarello. The publishers describe the book as follows: “Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat and fat people from the Middle Ages to the present, paying particular attention to the Read the full article…