Call for Papers

Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond (CfP, Conference, 8-9 June 2017)

International Conference, 8-9 June 2017 Organised by: Btihaj Ajana (AIAS and King’s College London) Venue: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark Confirmed keynote speakers: Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra, Australia) Rosalind Gill (City University London, UK) Details: Recent years have witnessed an intensive growth of systems of measurement and an increasing integration Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Funding Opportunity

Social Media and Health: Meeting the Ethical Challenges (Funding, Wellcome Trust, 15 January 2016)

The new Themed Seed Awards are now live, providing flexible funding that will enable researchers to develop an innovative research response to a strategic challenge defined by the Wellcome Trust. In this themed Seed Award round, we invite applications that directly address the ethical challenges surrounding social media and health. Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Think Piece

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Deborah Lupton is a sociologist in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. She specialises in the sociology of medicine and public health, risk, the body, parenting culture and childhood, food, obesity politics and critical weight studies, the emotions, and digital sociology.

By medh, ago
Centre for Medical Humanities