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In the Bubble Chamber

A group of historians and philosophers of science at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology have recently launched a collaborative blog called “The Bubble Chamber.”  As they explain in one of their introductory posts, the bubble chamber was chosen partly as a metaphor or model for the kind of …

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Colonial Psychiatry Hub: a new blog

Colonial Psychiatry Hub is a recently launched blog written by a DPhil student at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford,  whose research “concerns the practice of psychiatry in Church Missionary Society hospitals in Uganda, 1897-1944.”  While it has only been up for a number of months, the site has great potential to fulfill on its …

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H-Madness: A new blog on the history of psychiatry

I recently learned of an exciting new blog on the history of psychiatry which was launched earlier this year.  H-Madness is a collective blog edited and written by a team of historians with what looks to be an impressive roster of guest contributors.  The historians behind the site are Greg Eghigian (Penn State University), Eric J. Engstrom (Humboldt Universität), Andreas
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New medical anthropology blogs

A couple of new medical anthropology blogs have been launched recently.

The SMA has started up “Voices from Medical Anthropology” — which aims to foster discussions on disciplinary self-definition.  In a recent post, SMA president Carolyn Sargent asks “Who are we in the public imagination?” and asks readers to comment on how they explain their work to non-anthropologists.  Additionally, she …