Call for Papers

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) (CfP, University of Glasgow, 16th-17th June 2016)

Papers are invited for the 18th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Geography of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG). This longstanding conference offers a supportive environment to showcase research; providing valuable Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity’ by Kristina Baines

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity‘ by Kristina Baines (Lexington Books, 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity provides an ethnographic account of life in Read more…

Arts in Health

ADUK National Seminar 2015: Arts, Health & Wellbeing (Seminar, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, 1st December 2015)

This next national seminar in our professional development programme is aimed at officers involved in both policy and practice related to arts, health and wellbeing commissioning and service provision. Our training needs survey and previous seminar feedback indicated that arts officers across England and Wales are keen to learn more Read more…

Call for Papers

“Pasts, Presents and Futures of Medical Regeneration” Workshops (CfP, University of Leeds, January, April and June 2016)

What does it mean to ‘regenerate’, and what are the scientific, social, cultural and ethical implications of regeneration in its various forms? From biomedical engineering to stem cell therapy, the growth of regenerative medicine in the modern context has the potential to address challenges raised by stretched supplies of organ Read more…

Reviews

‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ reviewed by Dr Dori Beeler

‘Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom, and Suffering’ by Daniel M. Hausman (Oxford University Press, 2015). In Valuing Health, Daniel Hausman provides an in-depth review of the connection between overall health, values, and well-being. Moreover, he investigates how these connections play an important role in addressing concerns for ‘generic health measurement’. This term Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

‘Humans, disease and other species: deep histories, entangled ecologies and emergent complexities’ (Public Lecture, Durham University, 18 September, 2015)

Speaker: Agustín Fuentes (Notre Dame) For hundreds of thousands of years humans have been shaping and managing the world, and recently we’re doing it with increasing speed, influence, and zeal. But we have never been alone in the process. Humans and other species share deep evolutionary and ecological entanglements. We Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ by Seth M. Holmes

Two copies of ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States‘ by Seth M. Holmes (University of California Press, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Holmes’ work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of Read more…

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