We are pleased to announce the publication of Vincanne Adams‘ new book, titled “The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina” (Duke University Press). An ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, the book provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven,... View Article
On the occasion of today’s International Women’s Day, the Lancet has published an editorial to remember the still persisting inequalities in health between genders.Even though great strides have certainly been made in the sphere of reproductive and sexual health (among other initiatives the Lancet recalls the Millennium Development Goals, Every Woman, Every Child, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, The Pink Ribbon campaign,... View Article
The next DAHSM History of Health Sciences Dissertation Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Conference Room 474. Rebecca Kaplan, PhD Candidate, UCSF History of Health Sciences Program, will give a talk on her PhD research titled: “ ‘The Cattle All Have Brucellosis, We’ll Get Through Somehow’: The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy... View Article
The Bay Area History of Medicine Society is glad to present Merlin D. Larson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF. Larson will speak on “Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice”. Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM Room 201 UCSF main library, Parnassus Campus. Followed by a no host dinner at Bambinos 945 Cole Street near Parnassus.
The next Culpeper Seminar Series is next Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474. Silvia Camporesi, PhD, Centre for the Humanities & Health, King’s College London, will present a paper titled: “Bend it like Beckham: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential”. Silvia has a background in Medical Biotechnology... View Article
In the storm that has erupted over Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign, one conclusion that people on all sides of the controversy tend to agree upon is the deep, even desperate, need for more information about the conflict in northern Uganda. In an effort to respond to this demand, a group of scholars and activists with extensive experience in the region have come together to develop an on-line resource for those seeking to learn more about the conflict, its legacy in Uganda, and the LRA-associated violence in central Africa. It is our aim that the materials found <a href="http://makingsenseofkony.org/"
You are invited to join the Subjectivity and Culture Working Group next Tuesday, or later this Spring, as indicated in the program. Our meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7, in the Gifford Room of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. They aim to be an informal and lively intellectual... View Article
The aim of the Perspectives in Medical Humanities series is to bring together the visions and analytic approaches from scholars across the ‘two cultures’ divide to demonstrate how multiple perspectives on biomedical issues enhance our overall understanding of social, cultural and humanistic meanings attached to health care. The series is made possible by a grant from the UC Office of the President, support from the Dean of Medicine at UCSF, and the Center for Humanities and Health Sciences at UCSF.