LIH seminar with Prof Martin Tovee | 3rd May

Professor Martin Tovée from the School of Psychology will lead the next LIH Research Development Seminar entitled, An Interactive Training Program to treat Body Image Disturbance in Anorexia Nervosa

1Basic-info-poster-small-565x800Wednesday 3rd May 2017, from 12.00noon to 2.00pm* in David Chiddick Building room DCB2100.

Body image disturbance is a principal diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa (AN), and is a key element of psychological models of this disorder. Put simply, most women with AN over-estimate body size, have negative feelings towards their body and classify lower weight bodies as fat relative to controls. This over-estimation and disparagement of body size, coupled with a morbid dread of becoming overweight, fuels a drive for thinness through abnormal eating patterns and associated behaviours. Its persistence is a predictor of the long term outcome in treatment and its continuation post-treatment is a key predictor of relapse which runs at 30% after 12 months post-treatment.

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Research Seminar: Causal models and DAGs | 11th Apr

EpidemiologyProfessor Graham Law, Professor in Medical Statistics, will give the next CaHRU and LIH seminar on Tuesday 11th April from 2.00pm to 3.00pm in DCB2111.

“Causal models and DAGs” One of the two aims of the scientific methods of epidemiology is to discover the causes, ‘the determinants’ of disease, or ‘health related states’. This implies we can conduct causal modelling which brings with it a whole host of problems, complexities and arguments. I will discuss some of the core elements of causal modelling, such as the counterfactual, and then examine confounding, competing exposures, and randomised controlled trials. Then we will all explore Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs).”

For further information please contact Susan Bowler, Editorial Assistant, College of Social Science,

History and Heritage Research Seminar Wed 29th March

The next History and Heritage Research Seminar will be delivered by Dr Renee Ward (University of Lincoln), ‘Giving voice to Griselda: Nineteenth-century radical re-imaginings of a medieval tale’ on Wednesday 29th March, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in MC0024.

This talk introduces the Victorian writer Eleanora Louisa Hervey and her poetic responses to the Griselda story, including post-medieval editions of Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale that were popular in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Although she participates in the Chaucerian branch of Victorian medievalism, Hervey boldly rejects canonical and more widely known versions of the tale, and uniquely reimagines Griselda’s story from a female perspective. In doing so, she presents instead a radical, proto-feminist retelling that critiques male authority and patriarchal social structures.

Lincoln School of Film and Media – Research Seminar 1st March

Jacques Rancière

Wednesday, 1st March, 1-3pm in MC3107

Internal Guest: Dr Conohar Scott

Abstract title: Framing Dissensus: the Projects of Environmental Resistance 

Using Jacques Rancière’s description of art as a profoundly dissensual medium, which exhibits a ‘singular power of presence […] that tears experience from ordinariness’, I argue for the potential for art to alter the social imaginary in the struggle for environmental remediation. By way of comparison to the work of Richard Misrach and Andreas Müller-Pohle, I would like to focus primarily on the projects of the artist-led group Environmental Resistance (I am a founding member of this group), which is a UK collective currently comprised of a photographer, an environmental scientist and a graphic designer.

Environmental Resistance aims to provide a “service” for environmental advocates by combining an indexical description of the polluted topography with quantitative data affirming the existence of a substantive environmental threat. This is done by creating multimodal artworks, which merge photography with graphical content in the form of infographs, QR codes linking to scientific publications, or activist video footage. In other examples, the photograph is combined with mineral sampling data taken from within the frame of the image. In collaboration with activists or the environmental science community, the resulting artworks can then be disseminated to politicians, scientists, health professionals, civil servants and local citizens, in a bid to constitute a newly emergent public, cognizant of the threat offered by industrial polluters.

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