Mediating Children’s Reading (Workshop, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, June 21 2016)

by Dr Anne Marie Hagen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Mediating Children’s Reading: RSE Susan Manning workshop How should children read, and what, and why? The benefits of reading, for the individual child and for society, have at various points in history been bound up with the dangers that reading has been seen to Read the full article…

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through objects, artefacts, and architecture (Conference, University of York, 16-17 September, 2015)

‘Materialities of care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care. It addresses how everyday artefacts (such as objects, dress, interiors and architecture) can mediate practices, identities and embodied experiences of health and illness. The event will draw together 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…

History of the Human Sciences Journal: New Incoming Editors & Book Review Editor

HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields – including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, geography and the law – that engage with the Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Social Science: Experimental Imaginations

This podcast was developed through Pod Academy – an open access podcasting initiative based in London. It features CMH’s Felicity Callard, the KCL-based sociologist Des Fitzgerald, and William Viney. This podcast is about the relations between the social sciences and the neurosciences, and what it might mean to do interdisciplinary work between these areas. Des Read the full article…

Everyday Life (CFP, one-day symposium, University of Cambridge, 8th September 2014)

Two decades ago, Raphael Samuel composed his fierce critique of academic history. He suggested that we should spend less time pondering upon national myths – so-called ‘invented traditions’ – and instead pay more attention to ‘the perceptions of the past which find expression in the discriminations of everyday life’. He set about reconstructing the minutiae Read the full article…

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5 I have spent the last few months gorging on DSM–5 media discussions. (All too often I have felt as though I have been ingesting too many empty, sugar-spiked calories.) I had promised myself, then, that I would start a DSM–5 free diet on June 6, 2013, the day after my participation Read the full article…

Fully funded PhD studentship in Local Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity: the Stockton on Tees Study

Fully funded PhD studentship in Local Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity: the Stockton on Tees Study About the Award Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship as part of a large 5 year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project aims to provide a contemporary and innovative, theoretically informed, Read the full article…

Theorising Diagnosis (One-day seminar, Norwich, 23 May 2013)

ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing:  A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis. Consortium: University of East Anglia, University of Exeter; University of York; University of Cambridge & the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Norwich, May 23rd 2013 Theorising Diagnosis: A one-day Read the full article…

Child Sexual Exploitation, Vulnerability and Justice – Prof Jo Phoenix (CSGS Seminar, St Aiden’s College, Durham, 24 Jan 2013)

Professor Jo Phoenix, Centre for Sex Gender and Sexualities Seminar: “Child Sexual Exploitation, Vulnerability and Justice”, 24th of January 2013 16:45 to 18:00 in Shincliffe Room, St Aidan’s College. Drinks and nibbles provided, RSVPS to Jo.