Jobs

Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human Read more…

Book Review

‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ reviewed by Sonia Wigh

‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2016). The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China is a poignant account of the mutable public attitudes towards sexuality in post-Mao China. Through an intense ethnological study, Everett Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Since the 1990s China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking treatment for impotence. Everett Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates Read more…

Announcements

“The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”: a WT Joint Investigator Award

New Generations in Medical Humanities participant Dr Jana Funke (English, University of Exeter) has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award. As a New Investigator, Jana will co-direct with Senior Investigator Professor Kate Fisher (History, University of Exeter) a 5-year project on “The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Read more…

Call for Papers

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring Read more…

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