Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Surrey)

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Cardiovascular Health across Ethnicities The person who obtains this postdoctoral positionwill be the key research scientist in a multidisciplinary and multinational project, which is a collaboration between the University of Surrey (UK), the University of Chicago (USA), and the University of São Paulo School of Medicine (Brazil). In this project, we aim Read the full article…

Time-Tricking: Human temporal engagements, devices and strategies (CfP, ASA Conference, University of Exeter 13-16 April 2015)

Paper proposals for a panel on time-tricking are invited as part of the ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth) 2015 conference, which will take place at the University of Exeter, 13th-16th April 2015. Please find below the panel abstract. The CfP closes at midnight on the 1st December 2014. Paper 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…

Sleep/Activity/Agency (Joint Seminar and Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, May 8 2014)

A Joint Centre for Medical Humanities & School of Modern Languages Seminar and Roundtable Discussion Birley Room Hatfield College, Durham, 12.00 – 2:00 pm ‘Sleep/Activity/Agency’ Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Dr Angela Woods Prof Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) ‘Sleeping Women, Wakeful Men: Gender, Rest, and Work’  Dr Felicity Callard (Durham University) ‘Rest: Crossing Brains, Read the full article…

Longing for Sleep: Assessing the Place of Sleep in the 21st Century (Somatosphere Interview)

Somatosphere is a fabulous collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics. Over the last week they have published a series of posts on “The Longing for Sleep” introduced as follows: Sleep has been in the news for the past decade or so as a matter Read the full article…