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The Cholera Pandemic,Transnational Politics, and the Cold War in Southeast Asia and China, 1960-1965

An IAS Talking Point seminar with Visiting Research Fellow Dr Fang Xiaoping 方小平 and responses from Dr Vivienne Lo  and Dr Andrew Wear.
Time: Wed 20 June 2018, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground (ground floor, south wing, Wilkins building)
Registration via Eventbrite.
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Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture 2018

Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) will be giving the 2nd Ma Kanwen Memorial Lecture at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge on Friday 25 May, 4pm. More...

Imagining Chinese Medicine

(edited volume, Vivienne Lo & Penelope Barrett, Brill, 2018) has now been published in Open Access. You can browse or download it at:
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004366183
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MA Dissertation Conference 2018: Transnational Studies and Chinese Health & Humanity

Wednesday 23 May, 09.00–13.00, Room 101, 16–18 Gordon Square.
Please come along to support our wonderful students and find out about the breathtaking range of their research! More...

Chinese Visual Festival 2018

Don't miss the 2018 edition of the excellent Chinese Visual Festival – on at KCL and BFI Southbank from 3rd to 6th May before transferring to Edinburgh Filmhouse for 11th–14th May.
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China’s visual cultures and the Medical and Health Humanities: launch event

Monday 21 May 2018, 6-9pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Admission by free ticket:
https://cchh-book-website-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, CERA-UK Annual Conference 2018

Chinese Education in Global Contexts: Researching the Local, the Global and the ‘Glocal’, 14–15 June 2018, UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2018. More...

PKU-UCL inter-university module in the Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

An inter-university module in the Cross Cultural Medical/Health Humanities, taught by historians, philosophers and global health specialists from PKU and UCL, will run this week at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.
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Institute of Digital Health seminar

11 February 2017

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE)

This event is open to all UCL members who have a broad interest in digital health. Please register online.

ABSTRACT

There has been a recent proliferation of technologies for use by autistic people or those who support them. A few are explicitly targeted at health; more common are projects that indirectly contribute to fostering wellbeing and quality of life by targeting general skills that can support individuals' capacity and opportunities for choice, self-determination, self-expression, community participation, etc. Technologies for autistic children, especially, may target “foundational” social and communicative skills that may not show an immediate relevance to health, but are related to longer-term benefits and positive outcomes.

This talk will give a brief overview of the current autism and technology landscape as it relates to this broad concept of digital health. It will use the ongoing DE-ENIGMA Horizon 2020 project as a case study of a technology that targets this “long term” wellbeing through foundational social skills. This project uses a humanoid robot, Zeno, as a tool to teach autistic children about emotions, and is working closely with schools, teachers, and autism practitioners to evaluate and refine the teaching programme as the project progresses.

Alyssa Alcorn joined the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) in August 2016, after completing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. Her work investigated how novel and surprising computer game elements can motivate autistic children to initiate communication. Alyssa has specialised in designing and evaluating technologies to support and teach young children on the autism spectrum, with a particular focus on social communication. She has been active in the autism and technology community, particularly as an organiser for the International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR) special interest group on autism and technology (2013-2015). Prior to her PhD, she worked at Heriot-Watt University on the ESRC/EPSRC ECHOES technology-enhanced learning project for autism. She has an MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Psychology from Mills College (California).

If you have any questions please contact Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes (delmiro.fernandez-reyes@ucl.ac.uk)

This talk is part of the Frontiers in Digital Health seminar series.
For details of this and further events, visit the Institute of Digital Health 'Upcoming Events' page:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/digital-health/digital-health-events-viewer

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