CFP: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

We welcome the submission of abstracts for Oral Presentation; Poster Presentation; Participatory Workshop and Performance /Film

Conference themes:

  • Healthy and Creative Ageing
  • Global Health Inequalities and Culture
  • Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing

Deadline for submissions of abstracts December 21st 2012

www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk

We particularly welcome abstracts that provoke new ways of researching, conceptualising and creating and will encourage delegates to question assumptions and learn about different approaches to current issues and areas of practice. With a particular focus on:

  • Research
  • The latest research and new methodologies
  • The dissemination of international research and evaluation
  • Practice
  • Museums and health
  • Arts in healthcare settings
  • Arts and health promotion/prevention

Further guidelines at www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/abstracts.aspx

CFS: Health & Identity (Hlth, Culture, & Soc)

CALL FOR PAPERS: HEALTH & IDENTITY (a special issue of Health, Culture, and Society [HCS])

AREAS: anthropology; social and community development; regional health research; national and global health awareness; mental health; quality of life issues; health legislation; health research, training and education; the social history of medicine; philosophies of health.

Since the inaugural issue of HCS in November 2011, the readership and attention received has grown significantly. With this in mind, the third issue will mark an important moment in the journal’s one year history, as well as in the visibility of health and policy research it has facilitated. HCS is more than a periodical; it is a platform giving visibility and exposure to research, development strategy and important debate in health and culture where protagonists showcase critical work from the social and medical sciences. HCS is geared towards an inter-disciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society inviting contributions from a diversity of fields. HCS encourages both original and funded research into regional developments which can impact upon the global image of health, culture and society. HCS will reflect the very real developments in ideas that shape our modern understandings of health, and how cultural and social factors are important to its paradigm. The third issue of HCS will be released 17th November 2012. The theme will be Health and Identity. The international editorial committee invites contributions from researchers, workers and professionals who can relate the social urgencies and efforts of the realities they face as well as the changes they seek to implement. Contributions must be in English, the limit of which is 9,000 words including notes and bibliography. For details, contact and registration please visit http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs

Deadline for submissions: July 15th 2012

CFP: Music, Body (Intl Conference)

Music and the Body, 9–11 March 2012, The University of Hong Kong

Deadline for submission of abstract: 1 November 2011 | Organiser: Department of Music and the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine The University of Hong Kong

Theme: What is the relationship between music and the body? Almost everything concerning music is quintessentially related to the body, yet the answers to this question are multifaceted. The relationship is multimodal involving the auditory, kinaesthetic, and visual, and is observed at diverse levels of experience across sensation, perception, creation/production, interpretation, and communication. The notion of “body” itself is multivalent, and thus the connection can be subject to various interpretations from different perspectives, such as anatomical, medical, cognitive, aesthetic, cultural, social, and historical. Reckoning the clashes between these perspectives, this conference proposes to investigate the multidimensional relationship between music and the body in a setting that promotes a genuine intellectual exchange of ideas. The conference is particularly interested in questions and approaches that cut across traditional disciplines. For example, how the humanistic interpretation of corporeality could be linked to the scientific studies of the theme? Conversely, what are the implications of recent medical and neuroscientific investigations to the historical and cultural contextualisation of music and the body? How has music been used to control the body? And in light of the expanded notion of the musical mind and brain, how is the duality between the body and the mind viewed in today’s discourse on music perception? Other interpretations of the theme are equally welcome.

Submissions: We invite papers in all fields related to the theme. The topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Representation of the body in music
  • Embodiment in perception and cognition of music
  • Psychoanalysis and music
  • Brain science and music
  • Body and performance studies
  • Bodily movements and expressive gestures
  • Bodily metaphors in musical discourse
  • Audiology and hearing
  • Anatomical and pathological approaches to music and the body
  • Health/disease and music
  • Medicine, biomedicine, and music
  • Historical perspectives on music and the body
  • Culturological/ethnographic approaches to music and the body

Submissions should comprise a paper title, an abstract of up to 250 words, and a short biography of about 200 words. Please email submissions in PDF or Word format to Dr. Youn Kim by 1 November 2011. Contact: Dr. Youn KIM, Department of Music, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2241 5029 | Fax: +852 2858 4933 | Email: musicandthebody@gmail.com | Website: www.hku.hk/music/events/conferences/music-body

CFS: Health, Culture and Society

Health, Culture & Society is a new, digitally published periodical through Pittsburgh University’s D-publishing initiative with the internationally distinguished participation of members and senior members from The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil); The Institute of Public Health (Bangalore); The Center for Modern European Philosophy, University of Kingston (UK); CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal); The Department of Anthropology (Brunel University, UK); Cambridge University (UK); The University of Colombo (Sri Lanka);The University of Rome (Italy); the Royal College of Psychiatry (UK); Kathmandu University (Nepal), and the University of ChapecÓ (Santa Catarina, Brazil). HCS is the product of initiative, research and debate centered on the history and development of the health paradigm and the social, cultural and community realities which define it. HCS is the product of dialogue and initiative from areas of expertise which have over the past decade been furnished by innovative research. HCS is a platform where protagonists in the debate of health, critical perspectives and research from the social and medical sciences, can give visibility and exposure to research, development strategy and important debate in health and culture. HCS is geared towards an inter-disciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society inviting contributions from a diversity of fields. HCS encourages both original and funded research into regional developments which can impact upon the global image of health, society and culture. HCS will reflect the very real developments in ideas that shape our modern understandings of health, and how cultural and social factors are important to its paradigm.

Areas of interest: anthropology; health; social and community development; regional health research; national and global health awareness; mental health; quality of life issues; health legislation; health research, training and education; the social history of medicine; philosophies of health; cultural psychiatry; the history of medicine.

The first issue of HCS will be released late July 2011 . The theme will be “perspectives”. The international editorial committee invites contributions from researchers, workers and professionals who can relate the social urgencies and efforts of the realities they face as well as the changes they seek to implement. HCS adheres to the strictest of editorial and review standards. For details, contact and registration please go to: http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs

Deadline for submissions: June 25, 2011

Contributions in English are preferred (Latin and Germanic idioms are also acceptable), the limit of which is 9,000 words including notes and bibliography.

Dr. David Reggio, Email: d.reggio@gold.ac.uk Visit the website at http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs

CFS: Globalization, Development & Health (Wm & Mary Policy Review)

The William & Mary Policy Review is seeking scholarly articles and essays in the areas of legal, globalization & development, environmental, health, and social policy. Papers submitted before January 31, 2010 will be considered for our April 2010 edition. Contact: Meagan Nunley, College of William & Mary, 140 Morton Hall, Williamsburg, VA 23188; Email: policyreview@wm.edu

Visit the website at http://www.wmpolicyreview.org/submissions

CFS: Race & Health (DuBois Review)

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON RACE AND HEALTH

Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race

“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line”–With those words, W.E. Du Bois discussed the racial progress in the United States and foreshadowed the critical part race would continue to play in understanding inequality, mobility, and quality of life in American society.

This quote serves as a springboard for this special call of the Du Bois Review (DBR) soliciting abstracts for papers that describe novel and exciting research directions for studying how race and ethnicity affect health in the twenty-first century. That is, what are the next big ideas that can potentially unpack how and why race is so strongly associated with physical and mental health? What are the most promising new directions for the study of racial inequality and health? What are the key unanswered questions that researchers and policy makers should invest in? What is needed to make more progress in effectively addressing racial inequalities in health?

The DBR is truly multidisciplinary, spanning economics, political science, psychology, sociology, history, public health, and more. If you are not already familiar with the journal, we encourage you to go to the Cambridge University Press website and examine previous issues: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=DBR

Guest editors for this special issue are David R. Williams (Harvard University) and David T. Takeuchi (University of Washington).

Submission Process: Two-page proposals for papers are due January 25, 2010. Two types of papers will be accepted for this special call: (a) state of the discipline presents lead essays that synthetically critique broad areas of research regarding race and health ; and (b) state of the art, is dedicated to observations and analyses of empirical research.

Proposals should state a tentative title, the type of paper to be written, listing of authors, contact information, and a synopsis of the paper idea. We will select papers that hold the most promise for advancing the field and that best combine, as a collection of papers, into a synergistic whole appropriate for this special call. We expect to make our final selection of proposals by February 15, 2010. Final papers will be due July 31, 2010 with publication of the special issue expected for early 2011.

DBR is a blind peer-reviewed journal and publishes only original, previously unpublished whether hard copy or electronic work. Submitted manuscripts may not be under review for publication elsewhere while under consideration at DBR. Please send an electronic version of proposals for papers to both David Williams (DWILLIAM@hsph.harvard.edu ) and David Takeuchi (dt5@uw.edu ).

About DBR: DBR is an innovative journal that presents and analyzes the best cutting-edge research on race from the social sciences. It provides a forum for discussion and increased understanding of race and society from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, communications, public policy, psychology, linguistics, and history. The editors of this peer-reviewed journal are Professor Lawrence D. Bobo (Harvard University) and Professor Michael C. Dawson (University of Chicago). Published by Cambridge University Press, and sponsored by the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, each issue of the DBR contains between 200 and 225 pages.

CFS: Health, Culture, Body International Conference

Call for abstracts: An International and interdisciplinary conference on Health, Culture and the Human Body

Epidemiology, ethics and history of medicine, perspectives from Central Europe and Turkey

Mainz, Germany, 17-19 September 2010

The face of medicine is rapidly evolving: New developments in medicine, preventive and therapeutic interventions are raising novel ethical questions in societies undergoing fast demographic change at home while participating in global interactions through travel and migration. Throughout history, the perception of health and illness and the ethical assessment of medical practices have often been different between diverse value-cultures. This may affect the responses to well-established themes in medicine, such as the control of infectious diseases, attitudes towards a person’s death, or culturally specific approaches to dealing with the integrity of the human body. Consequently, these ethical considerations have given rise to complex ethical debates resulting in different legal regulations of these developments in different countries.

The international conference “Health, Culture and the Human Body” will focus on selected cases from Turkey, Germany, and other countries. These countries have been closely connected by substantial migration processes for some fifty years. Historically, these countries were linked by medical sciences and clinical practice. These interactions will be analysed jointly from historical, epidemiological, and ethical perspectives, paving the way for the implementation of an interdisciplinary “medicine studies” approach in the field of intercultural and migration medicine.

(See also: www.springer.com/philosophy/philosophy+of+sciences/journal/12376 )

The chosen thematic areas are:

§ infectious diseases (e.g., plague, leprosy, cholera, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS)

§ the end of life (e.g., patient autonomy vs. family autonomy, advance directives, active and passive euthanasia, palliative care)

§ dealing with the human body (e.g., anatomical research, organ donation, biomaterial in international studies)

§ migration and medicine

Abstracts (max. 250 words) of proposed conference papers need to be submitted by 31 January 2010,

to the attention of Ilhan Ilkilic MD PhD, E-Mail: ilkilic@uni-mainz.de  (Institute for History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)

Phone +49-(0)-6131-39-37343, Fax +49-(0)-6131-39-36682

Publication of selected papers is envisaged.

Venue: Mainz Academy of Letters and Sciences, Mainz, Germany

Organising institutions:

* JohannesGutenberg University Mainz Medical Centre (Germany)

* IstanbulUniversity (Turkey)