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New Book Available for Review: ‘The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity’ by Georges Vigarello

We have a new book from Columbia University Press available for review: The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity by Georges Vigarello. The publishers describe the book as follows: “Georges Vigarello maps the evolution of Western ideas about fat … Continue reading

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Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health (CfP, Conference, Johns Hopkins, 26-28 June 2014)

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank & Carol Tilley The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department … Continue reading

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The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (CFP, Conference, Nottingham, 11–12 September 2014)

Call For Papers International Conference: The Subject of Addiction – Culture and Clinic The University of Nottingham, September 11-12 2014  It is almost a commonplace to note the connections between drug-use and creative practices, from Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of … Continue reading

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The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities (CFP, Conference, Charleston, SC, 23-25 February 2014)

The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities Keynote address and workshop by Dr. Sayantani DasGupta Nursing, occupational therapy, and medical students write poems together. A hospital administrator, custodial worker, and therapy dog owner share stories about the work they … Continue reading

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A Narrative Future for Healthcare (International Conference, Guy’s Hospital Campus of King’s College London, June 19-21 2013)

Prof Brian Hurwitz, Director of the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London writes: Scholars of the humanities, social scientists and clinicians are converging on the Guy’s campus of King’s College London next month to sharpen and … Continue reading

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Design, the Health Humanities, and the Community (CfP, Symposium, Alberta Canada, May 24-25)

Join us in Edmonton for this unique interdisciplinary symposium in which we will explore how we can engage the health humanities to help us work collaboratively across disciplines and communities, to imagine and design innovative and transformative processes, communications, products, … Continue reading

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A Unique Summer Elective Project / Experience at the University of Alberta (May 2013)

… a collaborative design-health-community project as a summer elective (May 23rd-June 4th) at the University of Alberta What: This collaborative project is part of an interdisciplinary Spring Session course called “Radical Imagings and Imaginings: Social Design and the Health Humanities.” … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities: Health Humanities Networking and Impact Fellow (University of Nottingham)

Position: Health Humanities Networking and Impact Fellow, University of Nottingham. Hours/Duration of Assignment: 30 hours per week, for a period of 5 months Duties/Responsibilities: This position is in association with an initiative to bring together strands of research, within the … Continue reading

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Charley Baker on “Celebrating Positive Experiences of Health and Healthcare”

“The particular Trust that I was admitted to is undergoing a well-publicised and very challenging time – as indeed are most NHS services in the age of austerity. Is spite of this, the care I received was fantastic. What was … Continue reading

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