Reiner Keller on "The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse"

August 21, 2012
Prof. Reiner Keller, Department of Sociology at the University of Augsburg, Germany, will be giving a guest lecture on "The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse?" on Tuesday, September 11th at 12 pm.

Let the Games begin!

July 27, 2012
Hiya from London!

Frontiers in human neuroscience: "Body, space and pain"

July 11, 2012
There is growing interest in understanding how the perception of pain, and touch, is influenced by the way we represent our body and the space surrounding it. This attention is driven by accumulating research in experimental and clinical domains, indicating that pain perception depends largely on...

New DAHSM-authored paper: A critique of new Olympics policies on eligibility to compete of female athletes with hyper-androgenism.

June 26, 2012
The Olympics Games are just around the corner, one month away. At the London Games, more than a decade after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) abandoned routine sex testing for female athletes, a 'sex-testing' policy will...

Allison Tillack and the Anthropology of Radiology, or how to build trust in the digital age.

June 14, 2012
Allison Tillack, MA, a double-degree UCSF student enrolled in the MD program (4th year) and in the PhD program in Medical Anthropology, aims to be a radiologist one day, and is determined to integrate technical expertise with a patient-focused approach that belies the solitary-radiologist...

Poetry helped me navigate from disease to ease, says Jennifer Nix

June 07, 2012
Jennifer Nix is a former editor-at-large for Chelsea Green Publishing, a producer for NPR’s 'On the Media' and staff writer for Variety. Jennifer said she never took up that much to poetry, until the age of 42, when she discovered to be in a state of advanced kidney failure.

The efficient way of slow medicine: the story of the last US almshouse through the eyes of doctor and historian of medicine Victoria Sweet

May 24, 2012
Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and former PhD student in History of Medicine at DAHSM, is one of a kind, in many regards.

Today at DAHSM, Julie Livingston on 'The Sensory Ethic of Care in Botswana's Cancer Ward'

May 23, 2012
Today, May 23rd, as part of DAHSM Culpeper Seminar Series, Julie Livingston, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, will give a paper examining the moral intimacies of care in a small oncology ward in Botswana during an emerging epidemic

Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on 'Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy'

May 20, 2012
We are glad to announce that the honor of the 10th Wellcome LibraryRoy Porter lecture has been bestowed on our Dorothy Porter, Professor in the History of Health Sciences, who will present her current research on 'Creative Disabililty and the Shaking Palsy: Approaching a history of Parkinson's...