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…

‘Sleep / Agency / Activity’ Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, 8th May 2014 – Review

Patrick Levy, Philosophy PhD Candidate at Sussex University, writes: There is a certain degree of irony in a student of the philosophy of sleep sacrificing a substantial slice of sleep in order to attend a workshop on, amongst other things, sleep. With varying degrees of sleep deprivation (confessions of such abounded throughout the day) those Read the full article…

Understanding and Communicating Pain (Public Lecture, 07 May 2014 and Workshop, 08 May 2014, Durham University)

Understanding and Communicating Pain: an interdisciplinary approach 07 May 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm Calman Learning Centre, Durham University 08 May 2014, 9.00 – 3.00pm, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Pain is not just an individual physical or emotional experience. The ways in which it is represented and imagined, and the knowledges, beliefs and values that Read the full article…

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring together ethnographic and historical case Read the full article…

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities (Postgraduate/ECR Network meeting, Durham, 13 March 2014)

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities Durham Centre for Medical Humanities / Wolfson PostGraduate & Early Career Research Network Meeting Thursday 13 March 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University Note: We are still looking for 1 or 2 people to give a very informal opening talk (5-8 Read the full article…