International Medical Geography Symposium – Early Bird Registration Closes 11 Feb

The early-bird registration deadline for the International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) being held in Durham, 10-15th July 2011, is the 11th February 2011. The early-bird registration fee is £250 (£175 students). After this date the registration fee is £275 (£200 students). The registration fee includes admission to all of the sessions, Sunday evening wine reception Read more…

The Stimulated Body and the Arts – The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics Conference

‘The Stimulated Body and the Arts: The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics’ International Interdisciplinary Conference Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease February 17 and 18 Hatfield College, Durham University, UK This conference will discuss the history of the relationship between aesthetics and medical understandings Read more…

Mike and Mary Down Under

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne 2010 2nd Annual International Arts and Health Conference 16 – 19 November 2010 Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, presented best practice and innovative arts and health practice and programs, examples of effective Read more…

Beijing Forum

I have just returned from an extraordinary trip to be part of the Beijing Forum, an international gathering of three hundred scholars organised around the broad theme of “The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All — Commitments and Responsibilities for a Better World.” I participated in the medicine and Read more…

Seminar: ‘Experiencing and Celebrating Fatness’. Part of the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Fat Studies and Health At Every Size: Bigness Beyond Obesity’

18th-19th November 2010 The Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EL Organised by: Charlotte Cooper, Bethan Evans and Shirlene Badger Registration is now closed but further details of the seminar series (and presentations from previous seminars can be found at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/research/researchprojects/fat_studies_and_health_at_every_size/). Confirmed speakers and titles include: Read more…