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  • Conferences report, John Manton

    Conferences report, John Manton ‘Cultural performance from HOMSEA Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jan 2016’ While travelling to carry out archival research in The Philippines in January and February 2016, I took the opportunity to attend two conferences, a workshop, and a symposium, giving papers at two of these events, and facilitating a public engagement session at a third. The first ...

  • ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?

    ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?Report by Alex Mold What does the concept of ‘addiction’ mean? Is drug use a legacy of our past? Which drugs cause the most harm, and to who? These were just some of the questions debated at the ALICE RAP A-Debate in Barcelona, 17-18 February 2016. The event represented the culmination of the five-year Addiction and Lifestyles ...

  • Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain

    Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in BritainAlex Mold In November, Alex Mold launched her latest book.  Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain is based on research Alex conducted as part of a Wellcome Trust University Award.  The book, published by Manchester University Press, is the first empirical, historical account of a fundamental shift in modern British health ...