Exploring narrative approaches to research and re-presentation in the late postmodern era

British Sociological Association (BSA) One day Conference

Tuesday 3 June 2014

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote Speakers:
  • Professor Gayle Letherby
  • Professor Dan Goodley
  • Professor Andrew Sparkes 

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Call for Abstracts: Landscapes of Aging

CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging 
Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 

43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting 
Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Airport shuttles from Pearson & Buffalo!) 

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Opportunity to publish

The editorial team of the Journal of Public Mental Health would like to invite you to submit your work to a forthcoming special issue on Dementia: a public mental health priority

Dementia is an increasing public health challenge generating significant and increasing personal, social and economic costs.  This has been recognised by the UK government who launched the Dementia Challenge in March 2012 and hosted the G8 Dementia Summit in December 2013. 
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Call for papers for a Special Issue of CPH on 'Big Food'

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Critical Public Health

‘Big Food’ and the Global Growth in Noncommunicable Disease 
Guest Editors:   Simon Williams and Marion Nestle 
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CfP: 4S Open Panel. Experimental entanglements – STS & the Life Sciences

For those interested in the intersection of medical sociology, STS and the life sciences, and/or in the dynamics of interdisciplinarity:

My colleague Dr Felicity Callard (https://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/staff/geogstaffhidden/?id=10392) (Durham University) and I are putting together an Open Session for the forthcoming 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Conference in Buenos Aires (August 2014). We warmly welcome contributions from medical sociologists. Abstract below.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize 2014 Nomination Details

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014 Aston University, Birmingham, 10-12 September

Nominations for the FSHI Book Prize 2014: Calling everyone studying, researching and teaching in the broad field of the sociology of health and illness

Have you read a book recently that you feel has made a significant contribution to the sociology of health and illness? Was it published between January 2011 and December 2013? If so, please consider nominating the author(s) for this year's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize.
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Event Announcement

We are pleased to announce the following symposium:

Regards socio-historiques sur la santé comme problème public : don et transplantation d’organes, cancer, sida, dépendance au jeu et santé mentale
[Historical and sociological perspectives on health as a public problem: organ donation, cancer, aids, gambling addiction and mental health]

This symposium will be held in French, on February 13th, 2014, at the University Institute of the History of Medicine and Public Health at Lausanne, Switzerland.
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