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LOOMS OF LIFE – weaving and knowledge production in ancient China

An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.00. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

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) More...

Abortion in China

Thursday 9th Feb, 6–7pm, Room 802, Institute of EducationHealth Humanities Seminar. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU), introduced by Vivienne Lo. More...

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Chinese film evening, 7/02/2017: In Love We Trust 左右 (2008)

Family drama In love we trust (aka Left Right), directed and scripted by Sixth Generation film maker Wang Xiaoshuai 王小帅, hinges on the conception of a 'saviour sibling' for a child diagnosed with leukaemia. The screening will be followed by a conversation between bioethicist Prof. Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU) and philosopher and ethicist James Wilson (UCL) on the issues raised by the film. More...

The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Contemporary China

Tuesday 7 February, 2–4pm, IAS Room 19, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽, Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, PKU.
More...

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR!

China Exchange 中国站 has a great programme of events to welcome in the Year of the Chicken. Highlights include a provocative 'short form debate evening' featuring CCHH's Vivienne Lo (Wed 1 Feb, 6.30pm) plus a documentary film-making challenge in partnership with London Documentary Network', plus a Silk and Bamboo 丝竹报春 concert with pipa virtuoso Chen Yu and flautist Liu Menglin... More...

Chinese film evening, 31/01/2017: For Fun 找乐 (1993)

The first film in 6th generation director Ning Ying's wryly humorous Beijing Trilogy, For Fun (Zhao le 找乐) tells the story of a group of retired Beijingers who set up a Peking Opera Group.  More...

Spices and medicine: From Historical Obsession to Research of the Future

15 May 2013

Friday 24th May 2013, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX.
A one-day international conference.

This UCL conference is sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science and London BioNat. It explores Europe’s fascination with spices as both food and medicine and the role of spices in the advancement of global scientific knowledge and medical practices, from ancient times to today. Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) and Di Lu (UCL PhD Cand.) will be presenting on 'Scent and Synaesthesia' in China.

Full programme available at
www.ucl.ac.uk/spicesandmedicine/conference-may-2013/programme

Programme
9:30am – 5:00pm
Registration opens at 9.am

MORNING SESSION
'The Spice Trade in History: Forming a Global Network of Medical Cultures'

Paul Freedman (Keynote)
Chester D. Tripp Professor of History, Yale
Marijke van der Veen
Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester
Stefan Halikowski Smith
Lecturer in History, Swansea University
Sabine Anagnostou
Professor of History, Philips-Universitat Marburg
and President of the German Society for the History of Pharmacy

AFTERNOON SESSION:
'Spices in Food and Medical Research: From Kitchen to Apothecary and Beyond'


Tony Booker
PhD candidate, Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)/UCL School of Pharmacy
Vivienne Lo
Convener of UCL China Centre for Humanity and Health and Lecturer and Di Lu, PhD candidate, UCL
Monique Simmonds
Director of the Kew Innovation Unit, Deputy Keeper and Heads of Sustainable Uses of Plants Group, Royal Botanic Gardens-Kew
Michael Heinrich (Keynote)
Professor of Pharmacognosy
and Head of the Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, UCL School of Pharmacy

CALL FOR POSTERS:
The conference will include a poster exhibit throughout the day. We invite abstracts from students and researchers working in an area of science, culture, history, language or literature relevant to the conference’s theme. This includes but is not limited to: botany and pharmacy; economic and cultural history; history of science, medicine, and technology; anthropology; Chinese and other Asian studies; sociology; food and nutrition studies; and biomedical and natural science research. If you would like to present a poster please submit a poster abstract (<350 words) at the time of registering on EventBrite.

REGISTRATION IS FREE – BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT: www.ucl.ac.uk/spicesandmedicine

Conference organised by UCL SoP Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy in association with UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society
spicesandmedicine@gmail.com

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