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…

Ted Schrecker ‘A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy’ (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Jan 2014)

A tale of two controversies: Standards of proof in health policy Professor Ted Schrecker 29th January 2014, 4-5pm Pennington Room, Grey College This Durham CELLS seminar will be given by Ted Schrecker who is Professor of Global Health Policy, Durham University. Professor Schrecker is also an adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University Read the full article…

New cartographies of health in a globalizing world – Ted Schrecker (Seminar, Durham University, 29 Nov 2013)

New cartographies of health in a globalizing world Prof. Ted Schrecker Anthropology Seminar Room, Dawson Building, Durham University Thursday 28 November – 13.00 – 15.00 All Welcome Anthropologists have been distinctively effective in tracing linkages between the macro-scale economic processes conveniently described as globalisation and local destruction of opportunities to lead a healthy life (the Read the full article…

Critical Geographies of Urban Health & Well-being (CFP, Conference, Southampton, 21–22 November 2013)

CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING A two-day conference and open discussion organised by the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG). Dates: 21-22 November 2013 Location: University of Southampton, UK Preliminary Call for Contributions This year’s UGRG Conference will explore the relationship between urban space and health and well-being, of how theories of urban Read the full article…

Log off, power down, drop out: The public health politics of electrosensitivity

The question of whether the raised levels of electromagnetic radiation accompanying modern living are bad for our health may prove to be the health debate of our age. Nicholas Blincoe’s report Electrosensitivity: Is Technology Killing Us? in The Guardian Weekend (30 March 2013), nourishes appreciation of approaches dear to medical humanities in two interlocking ways. Read the full article…

Global Medical Humanities: Association for Medical Humanities 2013 Conference (EXTENDED CfP, Conference, 8-10 July 2013, Aberdeen)

Global Medical Humanities 2013 Association for Medical Humanities Conference Aberdeen, 8 – 10 July 2013 CfP submission deadline EXTENDED to 15 February 2013 There has been continuous and vigorous debate about the theory and practice of medical humanities but only recently have questions been raised about the content and aims of the field in a Read the full article…

Global Medical Humanities: Association for Medical Humanities 2013 Conference (CFP, Conference, 8-10 July 2013, Aberdeen)

Global Medical Humanities 2013 Association for Medical Humanities Conference Aberdeen, 8 – 10 July 2013 CfP submission deadline 1 February 2013 There has been continuous and vigorous debate about the theory and practice of medical humanities but only recently have questions been raised about the content and aims of the field in a global context. Read the full article…

Risk & Disaster in Medicine & Health, EAHMH Biennial Conference (CfP, Conference, Lisbon, 4-7 September 2013)

European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Biennial Conference Co-organized by the University of Evora and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon Risks and disasters have always been central issues in health and medicine. They illuminate the interfaces between science, medicine, environment, economy, society, culture and politics. Responses to preventive measures have often reflected tensions between the perceived Read the full article…

Medical Humanities: Health & Disease in Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations National Conference (CfP, Conference, Washington, DC, March 2013)

Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, Washington, DC March 27-30, 2013 Location:       District of Columbia, United States Call for Papers Date:   2012-12-15 The “Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture” area for the 2013 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Washington, DC invites presentation proposals related Read the full article…