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May 2017

Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice

31st May @ 13:00-16:00
University of Exeter, Laver Building, Room LT6, North Park Road
Exeter, EX44QE United Kingdom
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health is delighted to announce that for the very first event in our Cultural Contexts of Health seminar series we will be hosting Professor Jeremy Greene, who will be giving a talk entitled 'Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice'. Professor Greene's talk addresses the problem of translating historical analysis to topics of contemporary health policy and practice, using pharmaceuticals as an example. Even if it may…

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September 2017

Disciplining Reproduction in Modern South Asia: The Emergency and Beyond

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      In modern South Asia, the control and reform of reproduction has occupied a strategic position within multiple social, economic, political and medical agendas. The Emergency stands as the most spectacular moment in this history, where the sterilization of some Indian citizens was tied to, and justified through, discourses of development, modernity and nationhood. Sponsored by an Academy of Medical Sciences ‘Springboard – Health of the Public 2040’ Award for the project ‘Population Control and the Emergency in…

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Telling It Like It Is: Diagnostic Narratives and Power

28th September @ 14:00-16:00
University of Exeter, Reed Hall, Upper Lounge, Streatham Drive
Exeter, EX4 4QR
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For the second seminar in our seminar series at the WHO Collaborative Centre on Culture and Health, we are delighted to have Professor Annemarie Jutel, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, giving a presentation on 'Telling It Like It Is:  Diagnostic Narratives and Power'. Diagnosis is, in itself, a story.  It links together a set of phenomena, in a usually linear manner; it generates an explanation, a plot line, and a denouement, in which a knotted bundle of threads gets untangled. …

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October 2017

Pandemics Policy and Global Health Metrics

5th October @ 14:00-16:00
University of Exeter, Reed Hall, Upper Lounge, Streatham Drive
Exeter, EX4 4QR
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For the second seminar in our seminar series at the WHO Collaborative Centre on Culture and Health, we are delighted to introduce Professor Mark Harrison and Dr Claudia Stein. Professor Harrison is the Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at Oxford and of the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility and Infectious Disease.  His current research projects include, health and medicine in the Victorian Navy, Malaria in Asia from 1900…

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November 2017

Arts and Music in Healthcare

9th November @ 14:00-16:00
University of Exeter, Forum, Exploration Lab 2, Stocker Road
EXETER, Devon Ex4 4PT United Kingdom
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  For our fourth seminar in our seminar series at the WHO Collaborative Centre on Culture and Health, we are delighted to have Dr Daisy Fancourt, University College London; Professor Alastair MacDonald, The Glasgow School Art; Ms Ruth Cohen, Project Manager at Daisi. Daisi - Ms Ruth Cohen Ruth will be talking about a project she manages at Daisi; a not-for-profit arts education organisation creating and promoting inspiring artistic and cultural experiences which enable more children and young people to access the transformative and inclusive…

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December 2017

Biomedical Humanities – Place and Purpose

7th December @ 13:30-16:00
University of Exeter, Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive
Exeter, EX4 4RN
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In this, our fifth CCH seminar in our series at the WHO Collaborative Centre on Culture and Health, 'Biomedical Humanities, Place and Purpose’ we will hear from Professor Sarah Atkinson, Professor of Geography and Medical Humanities, Durham University; Professor Giovanni Boniolo, University of Ferrara; and Professor Havi Carel, Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol.  The seminar will look at the extent to which medical humanities illuminates experiences of illness and wellness from different perspectives, will explore experiences of engaging outside of academia, and how narrative approaches might be used in clinical decision making.…

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