Food pleasure, altered eating and well-being (Seminar, Gala Theatre Durham, 14th September 2016)

Eating is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures. Yet it is denied many people living with long-term eating difficulties as a result of illness, treatment or life-course transitions. This seminar reports on new research on “altered eating”, and the ‘science of deliciousness’. The seminar will include audience participation to examine flavour and taste.  Via film and Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (Durham University, February-June, 2016)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in Hearing the Voice research is welcome to attend. The programme for 2016 is as follows: Thursday 11 February 2016: Read the full article…

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) (Public lecture series, University of York, 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) is running a number of public lectures at the University of York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events and admission is free. Tuesday 22 September – Read the full article…

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our best theory of this phenomenon. Read the full article…

Reiki as Commodity: Dori Beeler (Seminar, Durham, Thursday 21 May 2015)

Dr Dori Beeler, “Reiki as Commodity” The Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Thursday 21 May, 10.15am Philosophy Department, Durham University, seminar room, 50/51 Old Elvet This article explores the concept of commodity and its meaning for Reiki practitioners in Britain. Reiki practice is a hands-on-healing method with spiritual foundations in which issues surrounding commodity have Read the full article…

Durham Anthropology of Health Research Group Seminars (Ephiphany 2015)

DURHAM ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP: EPIPHANY 2015   Jan 21 (3pm): Miran Epstein (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Toward a historical-materialist theory of ideology: the case of our medical ethics’ (Departmental seminar)   Jan 28 (2pm): David Weinkove (Durham) ‘Host:microbe interactions that influence ageing and obesity’ Feb 4 (12 noon): Hannah Brown (Durham), ‘Report Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

Intercultural communication between doctors and patients, a view from realist perspective (Seminar, Durham University, 7 July 2014)

Emma Paternotte studied medicine at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2011 she graduated and started working as a resident in obstetrics & gynecology in the Saint Lucas Andras hospital, a district teaching hospital with an ethnically diverse patient population. Emma’s research focused on the communication between doctors of the major ethnicity and patients of Read the full article…

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…