‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland (Ohio University Press, 2013).  Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa opens with a substantive chapter by Ruth Prince that lays bare the critical perspective with which the authors approach the topic of public health in Africa. Read the full article…

25 Years of Public Health Criticism (Symposium, London, 8 September 2015)

25 Years of Public Health Criticism Tuesday, 8th September 2015 10.00-16:00 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Rose Room, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT   This symposium will address the nature of contemporary critiques in public health, and their relationship to power, by examining critique in historical perspective. Celebrating the contributions of 25 years Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960’ by Pratik Chakrabarti

Two copies of ‘Medicine and Empire: 1600-1960′ by Pratik Chakrabarti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Chakrabart’s work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The history of modern medicine Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives’ edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland

We are thrilled to offer ‘Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa’, an edited volume by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland (Ohio University Press, 2014) for review. This fascinating book features as part of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series. Expressions of interest from all areas of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly from those with an interest Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Evidence-based Health Practice’

We are pleased to offer ‘Evidence-based Health Practice’ edited by Valerie Wright-St Clair, Duncan Reid, Susan Shaw, and Joanne Ramsbotham (Oxford University Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome across the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working in, or researching, medical and clinical education. ‘Evidence-Based Health Practice is an introductory Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (CfP, Conference, Switzerland, 26-28 Jan 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland 26-28 January, 2015 There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times. Emerging biotechnologies offer the possibility to affect and transform (and disrupt) many aspects of life of those Read the full article…

Centre for History in Public Health: Website redesign

The Centre for History in Public Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) website has been redesigned. Visit the new website to find out all about the Centre including:  current research; publications and teaching; as well as the Centre’s wide range of public engagement activities such as seminars, conferences, films, and walks.  Read the full article…

Jane Macnaughton – End Game Scenarios for Smoking in New Zealand

Jane Macnaughton writes: New Zealand’s South Island is a beautiful and unexpected place.  You can find yourself in a tiny village hall listening to a rather good folk duo and sitting right next to a Booker prize winning writer. Andrew Russell, co-convenor of the WRI Smoking Special Interest Group, and I are in New Zealand Read the full article…