A postcard from Hong Kong

In my recent posting on this blog I briefly described an excellent conference at Hong Kong University (HKU) on the theme of ‘Music and the Body.’ The three days that it occupied so intensively left little room for anything much in the way of sight-seeing, but I arrived a clear […]

When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health – reviewed by Dr Andra le Roux-Kemp

‘When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health’ João Biehl & Adriana Petryna (Eds.) (Princeton University Press, 2013). Global health is concerned with health in a globalised world, characterised by ‘spectacular medical advances and amazing economic growth [… as well as] wide disparities in health and well-being’ (Benatar & […]

Arts and Health Goes Up Down Under

Mike White writes: I recently attended Arts and Health Australia’s 3rd International Arts and Health Conference, The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, in Canberra.  This event is rapidly becoming the global forum for research and practice in arts in health and I’m amazed by the productive dialogue and practical […]