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More Humanity: Christine Borland's translation of empathy in medical anatomy and clinical practice and its incorporation in visual art. 14 Jun 2010
First, the proposed research will examine artist Christine Borland's methodology, focusing on notable artworks made during the last fifteen years. Second, it will analyse how contemporary artworks reference medical history and clinical practices towards providing a renewed direction to advanced artistic practice. The key goals are to record an in-depth interview with Christine Borland, with the production of an interview transcript, and to publish the research findings of the project in a peer review journal.
"Understanding Madness: Between Medieval and Modern Perspectives" to be held in Oxford on 29 March 2010 15 Feb 2010
Exploring the history of understanding madness Competing ways of understanding madness are not a recent phenomenon but are evident throughout history. One interesting and understudied example are the writings of the Jewish physicians who worked at the court of Saladin, the famous Muslim war hero of the Crusader period. How did they understand and treat madness at one of the apogees of medieval science? How did their interpretation compare to those of other people living in the medieval Islamic world? What can poems or the history of hospitals tell us about how madness was understood? Interdisciplinary discourse Historical interpretations of how people understood madness will be evaluated in an interdisciplinary environment. Psychiatrists, philosophers, and neuroscientists will respond to the contributions of historians, evaluating the different explanations and treatments of madness and their relevance to present day debates. Preparation of a larger symposium This workshop is intended to establish a network that will support the development of a larger symposium ?Understanding Madness? in autumn 2010 or spring 2011.
Second National encounter of ethics in research: challenges faced by RECs in medium-low income countries. 20 Oct 2009
The World Health Organization and the social determinants of health: assessing theory, policy and practice (an international conference). 29 Aug 2008
The World Health Oraganisation and the Social Determinants of Health: Assessing theory, policy and practice (An international conference).
SuperNova software for a sight-impaired volunteer debt adviser
accrediting young people's achievements on the AQA Award Scheme
The millennium lecture series. 14 Dec 2005
The Millennium Lecture Series The Millennium Lecture Series has been running for six years. The lecture series usually comprises of around 10 lectures from prominent scientists and runs from October to May. These lectures are free to students and the general public. The aim is to promote awareness of various sciences to the community and schools. This year's lectures boast another set of excellent speakers, including two eminent popularisers of science, Philip Ball and Marcus du Sautoy, and a Nobel Prize winner (Jean-Marie Lehn). This year we are also pleased to say that we have two very distinguished speakers in the field of the medical biosciences, Professor Richard Evershed, from the University of Bristol, and Professor Anthony Campbell, of the University of Wales College of Medicine. Professor Evershed will be giving a lecture on bioarchaeology on 21st November 2005. Professor Campbell will be giving a lecture on deep sea bioluminescence and its application to modern medicine on 12th December 2005. In the following two years we hope to attract equally distinguished scientists in biomedicine. Past speakers have included Sir Alec Jeffreys, Lord Robert Winston and Frances Ashcroft. Overall, the lecture series provides insight into a variety of science areas and the issues surrounding them, and encourages a wide range of people from disparate areas to participate in discussion of scientific issues and appreciate how science can be both interesting and valuable to modern society.
Feminism and the Body, an interdisciplinary conference 'Feminism and the Body, an interdisciplinary conference' will address issues that are at stake in the gendered politics of health and well being. Unique to this conference will be the range of research fields and disciplinary training that will converge on these issues. It will bring together scholars from the humanities, social sciences and medical sciences to share their expertise and disciplinary perspectives. In particular the event will promote critical discussions of the ways in which feminist theory has informed the research being presented, the ways that feminist engagements have shaped practices that relate to the body both historically and in the present, and the ways in which feminist thinking can best be developed as an analytic tool and an influence in the politics and practices of conceptualizing and engaging with bodies. Topics that will be covered by the conference include: ethical issues in antenatal screening technologies; the history of abortion; the impact of South Asian feminisms on women's health and well being; women's alcohol consumption in public space; experiences of domestic violence in pregnancy; the reproductive body and migration; representations of women's bodies in film, theatre and ballet; literary constructions of femininity and sexuality; child sexuality; the legacies of sexual difference feminism; feminist contributions to discussions of the ageing process; race and the different meanings of rape in Peru; issues of medico-legal ethics that arise where patients choose disability with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; contemporary breastfeeding practices in Slovenia; cosmetic surgery; chemical treatments for vaginal secretions and skin whitening; decision making in relation to vasectomy; the historiography of rape and lynching in twentieth century America and eugenics in early twentieth-century Australia.