Respect, care, and labor in collaborative scholarly projects

As members of Somatosphere’s Editorial Collaborative, we have been following the unfolding crisis surrounding Hau with profound concern (Agro 2018, Flaherty 2018). As others have noted, this crisis has revealed multiple structural issues that deserve intense engagement beyond the specifics of the individual case: open-access (OA), digital scholarship and publication, yes, but also academic power, precarity, and vulnerability;


“The Politics of Health” conference, Oct 3-4, Vanderbilt U

Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society hosts “The Politics of Health,” a two-day conference that explores political exigencies of health in the US and around the world. The conference, held October 3 and 4, in Nashville, Tennessee, invites participants and attendees with a range of experiences, priorities, and backgrounds, to a conversation about the paradoxes and …


CFP: Special issue of Soc Science & Medicine – The rise of developmental science: Debates on health and humanity

The rise of developmental science: Debates on health and humanity

Guest Editors

Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London

Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon


Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Since …