Monthly Archives: October 2010

Happy Talk

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to partner with the Durham Book Festival in presenting Happy Talk on the afternoon of Saturday 23 October. The discussion, chaired by Caroline Beck, explored a range of provocative and varied issues around … Continue reading

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CMH Researchers Visit to Galveston, Texas 2

Jane Macnaughton writes: We’ve arrived in Galveston and have been put up at the historic seafront Hotel Galvez, which is still undergoing repair and renovation after Hurricane Ike in 2008.  In fact the hurricane is very much a central talking … Continue reading

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Spinoza and the Medical Humanities

Michael Mack on his new book Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The book discusses the contemporary relevance of Spinoza and the social, religious and political legacy of his writing and thought. His thought has posed a challenge-if not an … Continue reading

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Seminar: ‘Experiencing and Celebrating Fatness’. Part of the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Fat Studies and Health At Every Size: Bigness Beyond Obesity’

18th-19th November 2010 The Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EL Organised by: Charlotte Cooper, Bethan Evans and Shirlene Badger Registration is now closed but further details of the seminar series (and presentations from previous seminars … Continue reading

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CMH Researchers Visit to Galveston, Texas 1

Jane Macnaughton, co-director of the Centre for Medical Humanities writes: Martyn Evans and I have long had the ambition to link up with the premier centre for medical humanities in the US, the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture, Professor David Dunt: “Design and methodological challenges in evaluating complex social interventions aimed at improving community health”

Wednesday 27 October 2010, 12.30 – 2pm Theatre D010, Ebsworth Building, Durham University Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH Professor David Dunt is the Founding Director of the Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics at the Melbourne School of Population Health, … Continue reading

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Concepts of Health and Illness

Over the summer I attended Concepts of Health and Illness, a multidisciplinary conference organised by philosophers Havi Carel and Rachel Cooper as the final event in their AHRC-funded network The Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease. Like most events organised … Continue reading

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