Global Healthcare Professionals in Medical Anthropology: issues of theory, methods and practice (CfP, EASA and RAI, 9-11th September 2015)

MAGic 2015 conference – ‘Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice’ European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) & RAI at the University of Sussex, 9-11th September 2015 This panel explores the role of practicing healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other allied professionals) involved in anthropological research in global health. We invite Read the full article…

Spaces of Evidence (CfP, Early Career Researcher Seminar, Sussex, 31 March 2015)

The Spaces of Evidence Network is delighted to invite you to an international early career researcher seminar at the University of Sussex, on 31st March 2015. This is the first of two ECR events co-sponsored by Spaces of Evidence. The second will take place at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in autumn 2015. The seminars Read the full article…

Angel Of The North promotes well-being – and cheaper bread

Mike White writes: I recently attended a presentation in Gateshead by Maeve Blackman, a Durham Ph. D student, on her completed thesis inquiring into whether Antony Gormley’s landmark sculpture the Angel of the North impacts on the well-being of local people. To fend off the inevitable controversy over public art, I detect an increasing requirement Read the full article…

Psychological Resilience: Governing the Brain, Mind & Behaviour (Day Seminar, Birmingham, 23 June 2014)

Psychological resilience. Governing the brain, mind and behaviour University of Birmingham, Michael Tippett Room, Staff House23rd June 2014, 9:00 – 4:30pmREGISTRATION OPEN Organisers: Jessica Pykett (Birmingham University), Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead (Aberystywth University), Maria Fannin (Bristol University), Ben Anderson, Joe Painter (Durham University) This seminar highlights the range of psychological approaches which have influenced contemporary Read the full article…

The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy (Workshop, King’s College London, 19th June 2014)

The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and the Social Care Research Workforce Unit invite you to a workshop on The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy Date: 19th June 2014  |  Time: 9:00 – 18:00  |  Location: King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, First Floor, Room Read the full article…

The Problem with care: priorities, politics and research (Special Interest Group, Durham University, 29 May 2014)

Launch Event—Organising Care Special Interest Group The Problem with care: priorities, politics and research 29th May 2014 You are invited to the launch event of the Organising Care Special Interest Group hosted by the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing & Durham University Business School.  The aim of the group is to encourage critical Read the full article…

Philosophy & Public Policy: Philosophical Activism – Workshop III (CFP, Durham, 30–31 October 2014)

PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY Philosophical Activism – workshop III 30-31 October 2014 Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Durham University, Durham (UK) This workshop on Philosophy and Public Policy is one of a series on Philosophical Activism (see below for a project overview). Philosophy as an academic field has become increasingly interested in the epistemic, Read the full article…

The Medicalization of Old Age (Participatory Event, Lancaster, 28 November 2013)

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries  The Medicalization of Old Age Thursday November 28th 2013 This participatory event engages with Keynote speakers: Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London Dr Joao Pedro De Magalhaes, Institute of Integrative Biology of Ageing, University of Liverpool.(tbc) Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research & Read the full article…

King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands?  We were there by Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust-Parliamentary Office of Sci & Tech Fellowship in Medical Humanities (2013)

Wellcome Trust-Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship in Medical Humanities (2013) This scheme enables a PhD student or junior fellow funded through the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities (MH) programme to undertake a three-month fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). The Wellcome Trust-POST Fellowship allows unique access to a parliamentary and Read the full article…