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Whistle While You Work (For Nothing): Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy – The Case of Workfare

In this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of  psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect,  in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little or no debate about the recruitment of psychology/psychologists into monitoring,  … Continue reading

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Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Avishek Parui

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the second of two reviews, Avishek Parui, recent PhD graduate in English Studies, writes: The Critical Medical Humanities Symposium at Durham University … Continue reading

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Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Abi Mcniven

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the first of two reviews, Abigail Mcniven, PhD candidate in Geography, writes: Introducing the ‘Critical Medical Humanities Symposium’, Angela Woods presented attendees … Continue reading

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International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme – Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Seminar, 21 November 2013, Durham University)

International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya Thursday 21 November 2013 Birley Room, Hatfield College, 5-7pm Histories of the global smallpox eradication programme have tended to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Final Programme and Invitation to follow #CritMH debate on twitter

We are delighted to be hosting the first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. Registration for the symposium has closed, but we would love for as many people as possible to participate in … Continue reading

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London Conference in Critical Thought 2014 (CFP, Conference, London, 27–28 June 2014)

London Conference in Critical Thought 27-28 June 2014 Goldsmiths, University of London We’re pleased to announce that the third annual London Conference in Critical Thought will be hosted by the Centre for Arts and Learning in the Department of Educational … Continue reading

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Call For Participants: ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, Durham University (4 & 5 November 2013)

Organisers:  Felicity Callard, Will Viney, Angela Woods (Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) To mark the conclusion of Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities’ Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, we are hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium. We invite 50 applicants … Continue reading

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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach

David Herman writes: I feel very fortunate indeed to be joining the Department of English Studies at Durham University, which is chock full of brilliant scholars doing cutting-edge research and teaching. Equally pathbreaking work is being done under the auspices … Continue reading

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Encounters with Medical Materialities at Medical Museion in Copenhagen

Arriving for this two day workshop entitled ‘Its Not What you Think: Communicating Medical Materialities’, my most visceral encounter was with the weather.  The sub-zero temperatures blowing directly from Russia turned Gothersgade into an easterly wind tunnel as I trudged … Continue reading

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