Mason Institute: Dan Crossley, ‘Food Ethics’, Edinburgh

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Dr Isabel Fletcher is pleased to announce the next Mason Institute series of lunchtime talks, which this time is co-organised with the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) network. Speaker: Dan Crossley, Food Ethics Council Respondent: Emily Postan, University of Edinburgh Date: Tuesday 28th of February, 12.00-13:30 Venue: room 2.04, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street Why food… Continue reading

Seminar: ‘Re-discovering Addiction: The U.S. Narcotic Farm and the History of Innovative Public Health Approaches to Drug Research and Treatment’, Glasgow

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Glasgow History of Medicine Seminar: Professor Nancy Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York) “Re-discovering Addiction: The U.S. Narcotic Farm and the History of Innovative Public Health Approaches to Drug Research and Treatment” Date: 28th February, 5.00pm, coffee and biscuits from 4.45pm Location: Seminar Room, Lilybank House Professor Campbell’s research focuses on technology as related to healthcare, with recent… Continue reading

Workshop: Managing the International Impact of Biotechnology, Edinburgh

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Workshop invitation: “Managing the International Impact of Biotechnology” Date and Location: 2-3 March, University of Edinburgh   This workshop, supported by the BBSRC GCRF Impact Acceleration Fund, aims to explore the challenges presented by emerging biotechnologies in the international context. How do we ensure that the impact of new biotechnologies is positive and that it addresses… Continue reading

International Bioethics Summer Program: Global Bioethics, Human Rights, and Public Policy, New York

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Global Bioethics Initiative invites students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School in Manhattan. Date: 19th – 30th June 2017 Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), co-sponsored by Pace University, College of Health Professions invites students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School in NYC. The program includes a series of lectures and seminars, field trips, film screenings and evening… Continue reading

CFP: ‘Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities International Conference and Seminars’, Krakow

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Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities International Conference and Seminars Location: Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Dates: 19th – 21st April 2017 Organizers: Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University in collaboration with Hejna Family Chair in Polish Literature and Language at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Centre… Continue reading

Lunchtime Seminars on Emotions, Edinburgh

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‘To be called by the suffering’,  Laura Candiotto (University of Edinburgh, Eidyn Centre) Location: 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh Date: 12-2pm, 1st March 2017 Drawing on Laura’s philosophical training experience with the Venice Board of Medical Practitioners, this seminar explores the calling for a nursing career, stressing the motivational role played by affectivity within the establishment of an… Continue reading

CFP: Special Forum of Review of Disability Studies, ‘The Crip, the Fat and the Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation, and Affirmation’

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The Crip, the Fat and the Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation, and Affirmation http://www.rds.hawaii.edu/ojs/index.php/journal/announcement/view/13 The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) seeks proposals for a special forum on the Crip, the Fat, the Ugly. We are currently soliciting papers of up to 7500 words in length, including references and tables. The deadline for submission… Continue reading

WWI lunchtime lecture: ‘Public Health in the Trenches’, 24 Feb, Glasgow

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Location: University Chapel, University of Glasgow Date: 1pm, Friday 24th Feb 2017 You are warmly invited to the next WWI lunchtime lecture at 13.00 on Friday, 24 February in the University Chapel. Dr Beverly Bergman from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing will be speaking on public health in the trenches. All welcome – please circulate widely… Continue reading

CFP: Edited Collection, The New Disability Activism: Current Trends, Shifting Priorities and (Uncertain) Future Directions

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The New Disability Activism: Current Trends, Shifting Priorities and (Uncertain) Future Directions The onslaught of neoliberalism, austerity measures and cuts, impact of climate change, protracted conflicts and ongoing refugee crisis, rise of far right and populist movements have all negatively impacted on disability and created more suffering, impairment and deaths in the global north and south.… Continue reading

CFP: Spirituality and Recovery Conference, Durham

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Location: University of Durham Date: 12th-14th July 2017 The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to… Continue reading