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MaMSIE Blog Call for Contributions

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MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics) is an online interdisciplinary research network based in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. MaMSIE endeavours to create a space for critical debates about the maternal, and explore the unique site it occupies at the potent intersection between scientific possibilities, psychosocial practices and cultural…

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Televising Childbirth Seminar Series, University of Nottingham

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This seminar series aims to bring together health sciences, health humanities and midwifery and media and communications, cultural studies and cultural sociology people (and anyone else who is interested!) to discuss birth on television. All welcome. To register email Sara De Benedictis: sara.debenedictis@nottingham.ac.uk   Maternal Readings of Pregnancy and Childbirth on the Small Screen Dr….

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Blog of Immigrant Mothers As Agents of Change – immigrantmothers.net

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We would like to introduce immigrantmothers.net is a website that  presents parts of the ongoing research project Immigrant Mothers As Agents of Change conducted by Agata Lisiak from Humboldt University Berlin within the ERC-funded project TRANSFORmIG. “The website is to serve several functions: it is a platform for displaying how the immigrant mothers I have talked…

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A note on accessing back issues of Studies in the Maternal

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We have been getting reports of some trouble with accessing back issues of Studies in the Maternal. We are in the process of moving Studies in the Maternal over to the Open Library of the Humanities platform. This work may take a few more weeks. During this period some parts of the site may not function correctly. We are sorry…

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Lectureship in the Sociology of Reproduction, University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge just announced  a 3 Year Lectureship in the Sociology of Reproduction. The post welcomes applications from sociologists working in any related field, including the sociology of gender, medical sociology, media and cultural studies, or science and technology studies. The application deadline for this post is Monday 30 November 2015. For details of the post please follow the…

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New Issue of Studies in the Maternal

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So delighted that the new issue is being so widely read. See Studies in the Maternal 7(1)

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Studies in the
 Maternal 7(1) is now out!

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We are delighted to announce that Studies in the
 Maternal 7(1) is now out. You can access it at http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/ Many thanks to everyone involved in putting this issue together. Please continue to send us work and post responses on Facebook, Twitter and the blog.    

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Entre Nous N°81 – Birth in Europe in the 21st century

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The 81st number of the European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health ENTRE NOUS  “Birth in Europe in the 21st Century” is now published in English and is available in hard copies and on: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Life-stages/sexual-and-reproductive-health/publications/entre-nous/entre-nous/birth-in-europe-in-the-21st-century.-entre-nous-no.-81,-2015 Moreover, in order to reach a larger public and as a new feature of our magazine, each article is now available as…

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Dr Holly Powell Kennedy Lecture: “Collaboration: Crossing Boundaries to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health”

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The Midwifery Department and Division of Women’s Health at King’s College, London would like to invite you to a lecture by Dr Holly Powell Kennedy; “Collaboration: Crossing Boundaries to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health”.   This lecture will present several case studies to describe creative strategies to enhance collaboration across and within disciplines to address gaps…

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We have added the work of Elinor Carucci to the MaMSIE online Art Collection!

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We have added a new artist to the MaMSIE online Art Collection. Check out the work of Elinor Carucci in our art collection section.

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Becoming Oneself: The Problem of Gendered Complicity

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Becoming Oneself: The Problem of Gendered Complicity Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy Tuesday 23rd June 2015 Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX Main Building Room 612 9.30am – 5.30pm   9.30am – 10am: Registration 10am – 10.30am: Susan James (Birkbeck College) Welcome and Introduction 10.30 – 12.15pm: Charlotte Knowles (Birkbeck…

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