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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is an annual World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative which aims to ‘spread awareness about what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, share stories about its consequences, and demonstrate how the actions of individuals, families, professionals, and communities affect the spread of AMR’.  To coincide with this global...

Q&A | Cloudy with a Chance of Pain | 18:30 (UK time), 8th November 2021

A common belief among three-quarters of those who suffer from chronic pain is that their pain fluctuates with the weather. However, this belief lacks scientific support. In a recent review of 41 studies examining the relationship between weather and chronic musculoskeletal pain, 28 (68%) found some relationship, although there was disagreement...

LIVE Panel Event | Urban Anthropology | 18:00 (UK time), 21 October 2021

Join us on Thursday the 21st October for an exciting LIVE panel event where we’ll be putting your questions to researchers in the field of Urban Anthropology. Find out more about our panellists below! Dr Constance Smith Lecturer at the University of Manchester “Before coming to Manchester, I was Postdoctoral...

Live Talk | Sellafield: an anthropologist’s perspective on an iconic nuclear site | 18:30 (UK time), 12th October 2021.

Dr Petra Tjitske Kalshoven is a Dalton research fellow at the University of Manchester. As an anthropologist with The University of Manchester since 2009, Petra Tjitske Kalshoven draws on a background that combines the Humanities and Social Sciences (M.A. Classical Languages and Cultures, Leiden University; Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, McGill University). Kalshoven conceives of human life as...


Debunking the History of Race Science

Image credit: Racist pseudo-science has been used to justify discriminatory and bigoted behaviour for centuries. Through the years, scientific racism has taken many forms, all with the goal of co-opting objective knowledge to justify racial inequality. At this point I think it’s important to say this:  There is no...

Can you ‘Solve The Outbreak’?

Epidemiology is the study of the incidence and control of disease and other factors relating to health. When you hear the word ‘epidemiology’, you probably think of infectious diseases and how they pass from one person to another. The word has been very popular in the past two years, as...



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