Tag Archives: history of ideas

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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Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture & Social Progress (CFP, Special Issue, Health, Culture & Society)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health, Culture and Society: Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture and Social Progress This year the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 20th the International Day of Happiness. This day is … Continue reading

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Romantic Feelings: Continuities & Discontinuities in the History of Emotions (CFP, Conference, Geneva, 16–18 September 2013)

Romantic Feelings: Continuities & Discontinuities in the History of Emotions (from the aftermath of the French Revolution to the Revolutions of 1848) Conference, Geneva, 16–18 September 2013 Jeantet Foundation Auditorium, Geneva Switzerland Dolores Martin Moruno – IHMS, Geneva University Alberto Fragio … Continue reading

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Under Control? Alcohol & drug regulation, past and present (CfP, Conference, London, 21-23 June 2013)

Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on the history of alcohol and drug regulation to be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 21-23rd June 2013. The conference will explore all aspects of … Continue reading

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Psychoanalysis & History Seminars (Seminar series, Institute of Historical Research, London, 2012-13)

Wednesday evenings 5.30pm Room G21A (ground floor, Senate House), Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 Oct 17 Kath Holden (University of the West of England), ‘The long hand of the nanny’: John and Ursula Bowlby and child care in … Continue reading

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Nomadic concepts in the social sciences (Seminar, 15-16 June 2012, Newcastle University)

‘Nomadic concepts in the social sciences’ 15-16 June 2012 School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University Project leader: Prof. Olivier Christin (Neuchâtel) Host: Dr Luc Racaut (Newcastle). Many expressions that designate social groups, ideologies, chronological markers or simply summarize the organization … Continue reading

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Welcoming Dr Felicity Callard to the Centre for Medical Humanities

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to welcome Dr Felicity Callard, who joins our core research team as a Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities in the Department of Geography. Felicity is a social scientist with an interdisciplinary background. … Continue reading

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