Tele(visualising) Health: TV, Public Health, its Enthusiasts and its Publics

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 27, 2019
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public Health, European History / Studies, Social History / Studies

We are very pleased to circulate the programme for the upcoming ERC BodyCapital & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) International Conference,

Tele(visualising) Health: TV, Public Health, its Enthusiasts and its Publics

27 February - 1 March 2019

PROGRAMME :
http://bodycapital.unistra.fr/fileadmin/uploads/websites/body-capital/Ag...

Please circulate the announcement to anyone that might be interested.
Participation is open and free, although spaces are limited, please register!

 

From early on, public health professionals were enthusiastic about how television and mass advertising could reach out with new messages about lifestyle and risk; it symbolised the post war optimism about new directions in public health. But it could also act as a contributory factor to those new public health problems. We look to examine the relationship between TV and public health in the 20th century.

 

Keynote speakers:

Jeremy A. Greene (Johns Hopkins University)

Christina von Hodenberg (QMUL)

Elizabeth Toon (University of Manchester)

 

The conference is organized by the ERC funded research group The healthy self as body capital: individuals, market-based societies and body politics in visual twentieth century Europe (BodyCapital) and the Centre for History in Public Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

 

Contact Info: 

Tricia Close-Koenig, ERC BodyCapital, Université de Strasbourg

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