CFP: London Conference in Critical Thought 2014; London, UK; 27-28 June

This year’s London Conference in Critical Thought includes streams on ‘critical approaches to care relationships’ and ‘the critical brain’ among others – please see below: 

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. 
CFP deadline: 10 March 2014

The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. 
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Inaugural Yorkshire Medical Sociology Meeting Monday 24 February

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Yorkshire Medical Sociology Meeting which will take place on Monday 24 February 2014, 13:0017:30, in Lecture Theatre 1, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield. 

Keynote address: Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
"Knowing about patient safety: how hard can it be?"

"I will identify the fugitive nature of knowledge about patient safety, showing how ways of knowing are pervaded both by technical difficulties and by interests. I will show how 'blindsight' may be induced by reliance on forms of knowledge that enjoy institutional privilege but may conceal rather than reveal risk, and point to the challenges of accessing knowledge that is valuable but elusive because of its 
forbidden character."
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The Social Context of Suicide with Professor Jonathan Scourfield

MedSoc (Wales) would like to invite you to a free informal research seminar.

'How should we study the social context of suicide and self-harm?' 
Professor Jonathan Scourfield 
Monday 23rd June 2014, 12.00 - 2pm, Social of Sciences, Cardiff University CF10 3WT 
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Call for proposals - Genetics and Society

This is a call for proposals for book chapters to be included in the 2015 volume of the book series Advances in Medical Sociology. Chapters may be empirical contributions or critical commentaries, will be peer-reviewed, and may be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.
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Postgraduate and ECR Conference Sociology of technologically

Postgraduate students from the Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for an upcoming Postgraduate Conference on ‘The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction’ to be held at De Montfort University on Thursday 29th May. 
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SHI 22nd Monograph: Call for Abstracts!

Sociology of Health and Illness Journal. 22nd Monograph. Call for Abstracts. The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality Deadline: 31 January! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12123/pdf 
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Doctoral opportunites at the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is announcing 16 studentships, one of which directly pertains to LGBTQ Lives with a possible focus on ageing. Details below. Please get in touch for more information. 

About this project 

We are offering the opportunity for a doctoral student to develop an innovative project that relates to understandings of contemporary queer lives by exploring interactions within LGBT populations and/or between LGBT and non-LGBT populations and how these relate to areas such as identity formation, community engagement/affiliation, minority political practices, and their implications for health and psychological well-being. 
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