Call for Review: ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India’ by Harris Solomon

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metabolic Living: Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India‘ (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The popular narrative of “globesity” posits that the adoption of Western diets is intensifying obesity and Read more…

‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ reviewed by Ángela Lavilla Cañedo

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016). Emilia Sanabria’s Plastic Bodies is a captivating book and a much needed study on perceptions on menstruation and associated biomedical practices. In particular, it provides a different approach from the traditional Anglo or Anglo-American Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil’ by Emilia Sanabria

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Bodies‘ by Emilia Sanabria (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. In ‘Plastic Bodies’ Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She Read more…

The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long Nineteenth Century (Conference, Newcastle University, 18 June 2016)

‘Sciences we now retrospectively regard as heterodox or marginal cannot be considered unambiguously to have held that status at a time when no clear orthodoxy existed that could confer that status upon them’ (Alison Winter, 1997). The nineteenth century witnessed the drive to consolidate discrete scientific disciplines, many of which Read more…

Durham CMH / Wolfson PG & ECR Network: ‘Emotion, Affect and the Body’ (Durham University, 15th March 2016)

The Williams’ Library, St. Chad’s College, North Bailey, Durham Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served! The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place on Tuesday 15th March, 4-6pm. This meeting of the postgraduate / ECR medical humanities discussion group will Read more…