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The Medicalization of Old Age (Participatory Event, Lancaster, 28 November 2013)

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries  The Medicalization of Old Age Thursday November 28th 2013 This participatory event engages with Keynote speakers: Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London Dr Joao Pedro … Continue reading

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King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust-Parliamentary Office of Sci & Tech Fellowship in Medical Humanities (2013)

Wellcome Trust-Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Fellowship in Medical Humanities (2013) This scheme enables a PhD student or junior fellow funded through the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities (MH) programme to undertake a three-month fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of … Continue reading

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Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Seminar Series

The Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) is new research centre headed by Professor Nancy Cartwright and Professor Julian Reiss. Based in the Durham Philosophy Department, CHESS is broadly concerned with “Knowledge, Culture and the Public Good”. All … Continue reading

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Deliberating Policy: Where Morals and Methods Mix – and Not Always for the Best – Prof Nancy Cartwright Inaugural Lecture (Durham, 16 May 2013)

Deliberating Policy: Where Morals and Methods Mix – and Not Always for the Best Prof Nancy Cartwright Inaugural Lecture Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College, Durham University Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6-7pm Abstract: A good policy decision requires a mix of … Continue reading

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Arts in Health – What’s In A Name Change?

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: Australia’s Institute for Creative Health, formerly known as the Arts and Health Foundation, is launched this week in a haze of … Continue reading

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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research Colloquium (April 17- 18 2013, Queen’s Campus, Durham University)

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHW) is pleased to announce their first Research Colloquium to take place on Queen’s Campus this April (17th – 18th). The Colloquium will feature an exciting mixture of a keynote speaker and … Continue reading

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Log off, power down, drop out: The public health politics of electrosensitivity

The question of whether the raised levels of electromagnetic radiation accompanying modern living are bad for our health may prove to be the health debate of our age. Nicholas Blincoe’s report Electrosensitivity: Is Technology Killing Us? in The Guardian Weekend … 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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Culture, Health & Wellbeing (CFP, Conference, Bristol, 24-26 June 2013)

Culture, Health & Wellbeing, International Conference, Bristol, 24-26 June 2013) Submission of abstracts for presentations, workshops and performances We welcome submissions of abstracts relating to any of the themes. We are not prescriptive about the scope of these themes and … Continue reading

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