Call for Review: ‘Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City’ by Patricia D’Antonio.

We are delighted to offer Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration Projects in New York City (D’Antonio, 2017) for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book would be of particular interest to a reviewer with experience and expertise in the history of nursing or medicine in the United States. Read the full article…

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, is encouraging people to engage Read the full article…

Typhus outbreaks, public health, and ritual landscapes of Maya Medicine in Colonial Guatemala (Seminar, Queen’s University Belfast, 3 December 2015)

Dr Martha Few (University of Arizona) 1pm, Thursday, 3 December 2015 Elmwood Building, Room 01-009 Queen’s University Belfast Tea/Coffee and sandwiches provided Joint event organised by the Latin American Studies Forum, the School of Geography, Archaeology, and Paleoecology, and the Framing Epidemics Research Group (ICRH). Email Dr Fiona Clark for further details

Reviewer needed: ‘The Pandemic Perhaps: Dramatic Events in a Public Culture of Danger’ by Carlo Caduff

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Pandemic Perhaps: Dramatic Events in a Public Culture of Danger‘ by Carlo Caduff (University of California Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In 2005, American experts sent out urgent warnings throughout the country: a devastating flu pandemic was fast approaching. Influenza was Read the full article…

‘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…