Tag Archives: social sciences

Are you interested in undertaking postdoctoral research at the Centre for Medical Humanities?

The Centre for Medical Humanities would like to advise eligible researchers of funding schemes to support postdoctoral work in medical humanities. Please see below for details of the fellowships available and for information on how to apply. Potential applicants are … Continue reading

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Jane Macnaughton – ‘Scaling Up’ (Podcast from the Asssociation of Medical Humanities conference, 2013)

In this audio recording you will hear Jane Macnaughton give her keynote address at the Annual Association of Medical Humanities conference, held at the University of Aberdeen. If you have not yet read Will Viney’s review of the conference, this … Continue reading

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Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science (CFP, Workshop, Birmingham, 16 July 2013)

Workshop: Bio-Social Methods for a Vitalist Social Science University of Birmingham, Tuesday 16th July 2013 You are invited to attend a free workshop hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University … Continue reading

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The Pandemic City: Governing Urban Health & Disease (Workshop, London, 26 June 2013)

The Pandemic City: Governing Urban Health and Disease This workshop examines concerns about health and illness and the role they play in shaping the governance of urban spaces, populations and bodies. Focusing on the intersection of technical projections and cultural … Continue reading

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New Genetics & Society Journal: New Editors Welcome Submissions from (Bio)Medical Humanities

New Genetics and Society Adam Hedgecoe, Richard Tutton and Martyn Pickersgill The interdisciplinary journal,  New Genetics and Society, was first published in 1999 under the editorship of Peter Glasner and Harry Rothman. Since then it has gone on to play … Continue reading

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The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health & Humanity (CFP, Social Science & Medicine Special Issue)

Special Issue: Social Science & Medicine Guest Editors Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges … Continue reading

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Are you or your students thinking of a doctorate in medical humanities? Apply to study at the Centre for Medical Humanities!

ARE YOU OR YOUR STUDENTS THINKING OF A DOCTORATE IN MEDICAL HUMANITIES?   The Durham Centre for Medical Humanities is keen to support applications to the University’s various sources of funding for students holding, or expecting to hold, a first degree … Continue reading

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Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies (Workshop, Durham, 22 November 2012)

Workshop: Problematising ‘problematic’ pregnancies Thursday 22nd November 2012 Time:  9.30am- 12noon (coffee/tea available at 9.30am; workshop starts at 10am) Location: Room W215 (Department of Geography, Durham University) Presenters: Dr Sally Brown (Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University) ‘What’s the problem with teenage … Continue reading

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Beyond ‘Them’ and ‘Us’? Enacting social science within the public health research agenda on chronic illness (Symposium, Cambridge, 18 September 2012)

Keynote Speakers: Professor David Armstrong, King’s College London; Professor Rose Barbour, Open University For social scientists employed in public health settings, the activities, institutions and practices marked by the term ‘public health research’ may be approached conceptually in at least … Continue reading

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ESRC/NIHR research funding call for social science research on alleviating problems caused by dementia

Grants worth a total of £13 million are to be offered to social scientists looking at methods of alleviating problems caused by the rising number of elderly people with dementia. The funding demonstrates the potential contribution that the social sciences … Continue reading

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