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“A Place at the Table”: Film Screening and Discussion

November 19, 2013 2:12 am Published by Comments Off on “A Place at the Table”: Film Screening and Discussion

The Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, is glad to announce the Film Screening and Discussion of documentary “A Place at the Table“, to take place tomorrow, Wednesday November 20, at Laurel Heights, Room 474. “A place at the table” is a 2012 documentary directed by Kristi Jacobson, and Lori Silverbush that investigates incidents of... View Article

Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

July 5, 2013 4:48 am Published by Comments Off on Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College, London invites applications from candidates wishing to pursue Masters programmes, starting from September 2013: MA BIOETHICS & SOCIETY The MA in Bioethics & Society is a new postgraduate programme that is jointly taught with the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s. The programme gives particular emphasis to... View Article

Call for papers for Special Issue Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

May 11, 2013 10:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Call for papers for Special Issue Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

What do perspectives informed by disability studies have to offer to typical readings of the American counterculture and its fundamental ideals of movement (both geographical and ideological), youth and vitality? In what ways did the American counterculture and the disability movement approach notions of the “normal” and the “abnormal” body? Beat and countercultural writers and artists have been criticised for... View Article

The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

February 11, 2013 4:24 pm Published by Comments Off on The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

On Wednesday February 13, at 630 pm, UCSF Library at Parnassus, Victoria Sweet MD. Associate Clinical Professor UCSF, will give a presentation titled “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.” Drawn from Dr. Sweet’s recent book, this talk will concern Hildegard of Bingen’s medicine and her idea of viriditas, or greening power, as... View Article

Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

November 23, 2012 6:51 am Published by Comments Off on Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations is presenting a conference titled “Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture“, which will take place in Washington DC, March 27-30, 2013 The conference invites presentation proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the... View Article

Discovering the museum of Poggi Palace in Bologna and its beautiful anatomical wax models

September 26, 2012 11:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Discovering the museum of Poggi Palace in Bologna and its beautiful anatomical wax models

Sometimes it takes someone from far abroad to discover what you have in your back garden. This is what happened for me with the discovery of the “hidden treasures” as put by Allison Abbott, of Bologna Poggi Palace and its museum. I lived in Bologna for five years when I was in college, but never visited this fantastic museum until... View Article

Frontiers in human neuroscience: “Body, space and pain”

July 11, 2012 5:09 am Published by Comments Off on Frontiers in human neuroscience: “Body, space and pain”

There is growing interest in understanding how the perception of pain, and touch, is influenced by the way we represent our body and the space surrounding it. This attention is driven by accumulating research in experimental and clinical domains, indicating that pain perception depends largely on cognitive factors and multisensory integration. The interest is also boosted by studies on chronic... View Article

Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on ‘Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy’

May 20, 2012 7:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on ‘Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy’

We are glad to announce that the honor of the 10th Wellcome LibraryRoy Porter lecture has been bestowed on our Dorothy Porter, Professor in the History of Health Sciences, who will present her current research on 'Creative Disabililty and the Shaking Palsy: Approaching a history of Parkinson's Disease'.

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