Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Dori-Michelle Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Read the full article…

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, is encouraging people to engage Read the full article…

Research Fellow – Cultural Contexts of Health (CfA, University of Exeter, 12th August 2015)

The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Mark Jackson (Exeter) and WHO Europe in Copenhagen. The position is funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Exeter and is available from 1st September  2015 for a period of 3 years. Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in one or more disciplines Read the full article…