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1 Why is mental healthcare so ethically confusing? Clinicians and institutions from an anthropological perspective In this talk, Neil Armstrong uses ethnographic material of NHS mental healthcare to raise some questions about autonomy, risk and personal and institutional responsibility. Neil Armstrong 17 Feb 2020
2 Creative Commons Nutrient timing and human health A UBVO Seminar given by James Betts (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Department for Health, University of Bath) on 24 October 2019 James Betts 22 Jan 2020
3 Creative Commons Can wearable sensors and machine learning enhance our understanding of lifestyle health behaviours? A UBVO Seminar given by Aidan Doherty (Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford) on 17 October 2019 Aiden Doherty 22 Jan 2020
4 Creative Commons How mapping frames obesity and chronic disease risk factors Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) interviews Professor Danny Dorling (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series, November 2019 Danny Dorling 22 Jan 2020
5 Creative Commons Changing ecologies of disease A lecture given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) on 16 October 2019 Stanley Ulijaszek 22 Jan 2020
6 Creative Commons Biocultural approaches to human physical activity in (increasingly smart) urban environments A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, at Ravenna Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
7 Creative Commons The social life of childhood obesity A UBVO seminar presented by Zofia Boni (University of Poznan, Poland) on 2 March 2019 Zofia Boni 20 Jan 2020
8 Creative Commons Obesity: human developmental perspectives The Keynote Lecture at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019, given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
9 Creative Commons The UK government's childhood obesity plan A presentation given by Mike Rayner (Professor of Population Health and Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Mike Rayner 20 Jan 2020
10 Creative Commons The evolution of adipose tissues and how natural obesity in wild mammals elucidates human obesity A presentation given by Caroline Pond (Emeritus Professor, Open University) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Caroline Pond 20 Jan 2020
11 Creative Commons The metabolic consequences of obesity A presentation given by Leanne Hodson (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Leanne Hodson 20 Jan 2020
12 Creative Commons Using low-energy diets to treat obesity: from research to practice A presentation given by Nerys Astbury (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Nerys Astbury 20 Jan 2020
13 Creative Commons What's in the fridge? The everyday materiality of health and well-being A UBVO seminar presented by Tess Bird (Wesleyan University) on 15 May 2019 Tess Bird 20 Jan 2020
14 Creative Commons The Danish Health Interview Surveys An interview with Ola Ekholm (Senior Adviser, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (20 December 2010) Ola Ekholm 20 Jan 2020
15 Creative Commons Materialities of eating disorders A UBVO seminar presented by Dr Karin Eli (Research Affiliate, University of Oxford) on 30 April 2019 Karin Eli 20 Jan 2020
16 Creative Commons Boys, bulk and body ideals: epidemiology of muscle-enhancing and disordered eating behaviours in US adolescents A UBVO seminar presented by Jason M. Nagata (Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco) on 18 September 2019 Jason M. Nagata 20 Jan 2020
17 Creative Commons Nutrition and aging well: evidence from centenarians Claudio Franceschi (Professor of Immunology, University of Bologna) is interviewed by Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (May 2019) Claudio Franceschi 20 Jan 2020
18 Creative Commons Materialities of food education: practice, research and policy A UBVO seminar presented by Barney Haughton (Chef and Director of Square Food Foundation, Bristol) on 9 May 2019 Barny Haughton 20 Jan 2020
19 Creative Commons Rights-based approaches to the regulation of food marketing A UBVO seminar presented by Amandine Garde (Professor of Law, University of Liverpool) on 16 May 2019 Amandine Garde 20 Jan 2020
20 Creative Commons China in the global reproduction migration order Peidong Yang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) presented this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar series on 14 January 2019 Peidong Yang 08 Jul 2019
21 Creative Commons Food insecurity of fatness: from evolutionary ecology to social science This Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar was presented by Professor Daniel Nettle (Newcastle University) on 16 January 2019 Daniel Nettle 08 Jul 2019
22 Creative Commons Intimate geopolitics: migration, marriage of citizenship across Chinese borders This COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar was presented by Elena Barabantseva (University of Manchester) on 21 January 2019 Elena Barabantseva 08 Jul 2019
23 Creative Commons The dual burden of malnutrition and the obstetric dilemma Professor Jonathan Wells (University College London) delivered this seminar as part of the Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health series on 23 January 2019 Jonathan Wells 08 Jul 2019
24 Grandparenting migration: reproduction, care circulations and care ethics across borders Elaine Ho (National University of Singapore) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 28 January 2019 Elaine Ho 08 Jul 2019
25 Creative Commons Investment migration and social reproduction: the case of recent patterns of migration from China Professor Gracia Liu-Farrer (Waseda University, Tokyo) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 4 February 2019 Gracia Liu-Farrer 08 Jul 2019
26 Creative Commons Iron, infection and anaemia: evolutionary viewpoint on a huge global health problem Hal Drakesmith (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) delivered this seminar as part of the Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health series on 6 February 2019 Hal Drakesmith 08 Jul 2019
27 Creative Commons Birth tourism from China and Taiwan to the United States: cosmopolitan strategies and aspirations Sean Wang (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 11 February 2019 Sean Wang 08 Jul 2019
28 Creative Commons Stunting does not equal malnutrition: evolutionary perspective on human height variation applied to public health An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar delivered by Professor Barry Bogin (Loughborough University) on 13 February 2019 Barry Bogin 08 Jul 2019
29 Creative Commons Assisted reproductive technologies and medical travel A COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar delivered by Professor Andrea Whittaker (Monash University) on 18 February 2019 Andrea Whittaker 08 Jul 2019
30 Creative Commons Childbearing as global security strategies Professor Pei-Chia Lan (National Taiwan University) delivered this COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar on 25 February 2019 Pei-Chia Lan 08 Jul 2019
31 Creative Commons Educational migration: youth, time and transformation Professor Francis Collins (University of Waikato) delivered this COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar on 4 March 2019 Francis Collins 08 Jul 2019
32 The Science of Modelling Through Professor Dan Sarewitz delivered this seminar at the Institute for Science Innovation and Society on 4 March 2019 Daniel Sarewitz 08 Jul 2019
33 Is female health cyclical? Evolutionary perspectives on menstruation Alex Alvergne (Oxford) delivered this seminar on 6 March 2019 as part of the Primate Conversations seminar series Alexandra Alvergne 08 Jul 2019
34 Creative Commons Global householding: care migration and the question of gender inequality A presentation by Professor Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore) for the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar (11 March 2019) Brenda Yeoh 08 Jul 2019
35 Addressing childhood obesity using a family and community-based approach: The MEND programmes This UBVO seminar was presented by Paul Sacher, the Chief R&D Officer for MEND, on 3 November 2009 Paul Sacher 01 Jul 2019
36 'Instruments and Institutions'. An interview on 'Evolving Human Nutrition' An interview with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (5 November 2018) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
37 Energy balance behaviours: the role of emotions and emotion regulation This UBVO seminar was presented by Cristiana Duarte (University of Leeds) on 31 January 2019 Cristiana Duarte 01 Jul 2019
38 Making Cultures Count: Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Sarah Bourke (a DPhil student in Anthropology, Oxford) presented this UBVO seminar on 1 February 2019 Sarah Bourke 01 Jul 2019
39 How do we fix the food waste problem? Claire Kneller (Head of Food, Wrap Global) delivered this UBVO seminar on 21 February 2019. Claire Kneller 01 Jul 2019
40 Functions of fat. What are the determinants and what does it matter? Marijana Todercevic (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolis), delivered this UBVO seminar on 28 February 2019 Marijana Todercevic 01 Jul 2019
41 Obesity, insecurity, inequality and social welfare A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
42 Obesity and socioeconomic status A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (march 2019) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
43 From village chickens to maternal and child health A UBVO seminar presented by Robyn Alders (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney) in July 2018. Robyn Alders 12 Feb 2019
44 Marion Nestle and Claude Fischler in conversation about commensality and the soda tax, Tokyo A conversation for UBVO between Professor Marion Nestle (NYU Steinhardt) and Professor Claude Fischler (CNRS, Paris), December 2018. Marion Nestle, Claude Fischler 12 Feb 2019
45 Sociality and aging Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) gave this presentation at the Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Dublin, in 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 12 Feb 2019
46 How could it be otherwise? The body as a resource for exploring the past A UBVO seminar given by Dr Caroline Potter of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, on 10 May 2018. Caroline Potter 12 Feb 2019
47 Ultra-processed Foods, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition A UBVO seminar given by Gyprgy Scrinis of the University of Melbourne on 31 October 2018. Gyorgy Scrinis 12 Feb 2019
48 An interview with Professor Meg Warin on 'the Australian Senate Inquiry into Obesity' An interview for UBVO with Professor Meg Warin, University of Adelaide, 8 October 2018 Meg Warin 12 Feb 2019
49 A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions A UBVO seminar by Anita Jansen, Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University, given 13 June 2018 Anita Jansen 12 Feb 2019
50 An interview with Andrew Ross on 'The future of bread' An interview with Professor Andrew Ross (Food Science and Technology Department, Oregon State University) for the UBVO 'Instruments and Institutions' series. July 2018. Andrew Ross 12 Feb 2019
51 Creative Commons How war is shaping the Ukrainian HIV epidemic: A phylogeographic analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Tetyana Vasylyeva (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) on 24 October 2018 Tetyana Vasylyeva 31 Jan 2019
52 Creative Commons Why are men muscular? Reproductive, hormonal, and ecological hypotheses to explain variation in human male muscularity within populations of Bangladeshi and British men An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Kesson Magid (Department of Anthropology, University of Durham) on 7 November 2018 Kesson Magid 31 Jan 2019
53 Life history, parental investment and health of Agta foragers An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Abigail Page (Department of Anthropology, University College London) on 14 November 2018 Abigail Page 31 Jan 2019
54 Creative Commons Telomeres as integrative markers of exposure to stress and adversity: A systematic review and meta-analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Dr Gillian Pepper (Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, University of Newcastle) on 28 November 2018 Gillian Pepper 31 Jan 2019
55 Militant masks: youth and insecurity in the Niger Delta David Pratten, the University of Oxford, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 9 November 2018 David Pratten 31 Jan 2019
56 Creative Commons Trials of the everyday: spaces of global health in South Africa Michelle Pentecosts, King's College London, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 2 November 2018 Michelle Pentecost 31 Jan 2019
57 Precolonial Microbiome: how microbiologists access anthropology museums to contribute to the debate on restitution Frederick Keck, Musée du quai Branly, presented this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 26 October 2018 Frederick Keck 31 Jan 2019
58 'Don't Bury the Famine Dead': how humanitarian intervention killed the most vulnerable in Ajiep, South Sudan, in 1998 This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Jok Madut Jok, SUNY Upstate Medical University, on 23 November 2018 Jok Madut Jok 31 Jan 2019
59 Social life of a license: caste and everyday struggles for work legitimacies in India This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Bhawani Buswala, University of Oxford, on 30 November 2018. Bhawani Buswala 31 Jan 2019
60 Creative Commons Studying the origins of human material culture in young chilldren This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Dr Eva Reindl (University of Oxford) on 2 February 2018 Eva Reindl 14 Sep 2018
61 Creative Commons The grey area: fascism between the general and the particular This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Dr Paolo Heywood (University of Cambridge) on 25 May 2018 Paolo Heywood 14 Sep 2018
62 Creative Commons Why Are There Always Candomblés? Situated Knowledges of Miscegenation and Syncretism in Brazil This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Marcio Goldman (National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on 11 May 2018 Marcio Goldman 14 Sep 2018
63 Creative Commons Computational Literary Studies and Mental Health A project combining English literature, experimental psychology, and computational linguistics, with a focus on entropy, abstraction, and mental health. James Carney, Emily Troscianko 12 Sep 2018
64 Creative Commons Rights and justice: reproductive politics and legal activism in India This Anthropology departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Maya Unnithan (University of Sussex) on 26 January 2018 Maya Unnithan 31 Jul 2018
65 A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) delivered this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 5 May 2018 Nayanika Mathur 31 Jul 2018
66 The seven moral rules found all around the world This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford) on 18 May 2018 Oliver Scott Curry 31 Jul 2018
67 Creative Commons Alex Donnelly speaks to Niall Munro Alex Donnelly talks to Niall Munro about his work on the ecology of conflict, the interpretative role of academic research, and his interest in the 'lone voices' in poetry. Alex Donnelly, Niall Munro 31 Jul 2018
68 The promise of the (foreign) image: post-post-internet art from the Philippines (and other notes from the field) An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Rafael Schacter (University College London) on 1 December 2017 Rafael Schacter 27 Mar 2018
69 The concept of culture in cultural evolution The Keynote speech by Tim Lewens (Professor of Philosophy of Science, Cambridge) for the Cultural Evolution Workshop held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, on 28 February 2017 Tim Lewens 27 Mar 2018
70 Sustaining one another: enset, animals, and people in the southern highlands of Ethiopia An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Elizabeth Ewart and Wolde Tadesse (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) on 13 October 2017 Elizabeth Ewart, Wolde Tadesse 27 Mar 2018
71 Existential mobility, migrant imaginaries and multiple selves An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Michael Jackson (Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School), 20 October 2017 Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
72 Words and Deeds - the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, delivered the Astor Visiting Lecture at Oxford on 19 October 2017. Introduced by Ramon Sarró (Oxford). Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
73 Ebola: A biosocial journey The inaugural Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture delivered in Oxford on 3 November 2017 by Melissa Parker, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Melissa Parker 27 Mar 2018
74 Creative Commons Resisting moralisation in health promotion A seminar by Rebecca Brown (University of Oxford) Rebecca Brown 13 Mar 2018
75 Creative Commons Not your good fatty: how fat activists disrupt using Web 2.0 A seminar by Cat Pausé (Massey University, New Zealand) Cat Pausé 13 Mar 2018
76 Creative Commons Anorexia, care and comfort A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
77 Bitter-sweet adaptation A seminar by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Mar 2018
78 Creative Commons Macaques at the margins Professor Sarah Elton (Durham) discusses 'what we can learn about the evolution of human dietary diversity from studying other primates outside the tropics', a UBVO seminar 16 November 2017 Sarah Elton 13 Mar 2018
79 Creative Commons The discursive regulation of 'too fat' and 'too thin' bodies A presentation by Helen Malson (University of the West of England) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helen Malson 13 Mar 2018
80 Creative Commons Obesity in the US media, 1999-2010 A presentation by Natalie Boero (College of Social Sciences, San Jose, California) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Natalie Boero 13 Mar 2018
81 Creative Commons Completing contemporary discourses of obesity A presentation by Helene Shugart (University of Utah) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helene Shugart 13 Mar 2018
82 Creative Commons Analytic approaches to media representations A presentation by David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 David Zeitlyn 13 Mar 2018
83 Creative Commons Text mining techniques A presentation by John McNaught (Deputy Director of the National Centre for Text Mining) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 John McNaught 13 Mar 2018
84 Creative Commons Dangerous engagements? Exploring pro-anorexia websites and in the media A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
85 Creative Commons Not social mobility but deprivation mobility: places change their characteristics and people change their places Paul Norman (University of Leeds) presented this UBVO seminar on 2 November 2017 Paul Norman 13 Mar 2018
86 Creative Commons Constructing the archetypal anorectic trends in media representations of eating disordered celebrities A presentation by Paula Saukko (Loughborough University) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Paula Saukko 13 Mar 2018
87 Polyrational approaches to obesity In this talk, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek considers whether obesity is a polyrational problem Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
88 Physical activity and the built environment A presentation given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Fribourg Obesity Research Conference in Switzerland in 2017 Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
89 Creative Commons Models of Obesity - A Book Launch To mark its publication of Models of Obesity: From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy in September 2017, author Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the book's themes and purpose Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
90 Creative Commons Listening to the News Audience - What's Missing from Obesity News? A seminar by Catriona Bonfiglioli, a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia Catriona Bonfiglioli 28 Feb 2018
91 Creative Commons Childhood Obesity in Portugal Professor Stanley Ulijaszek interviews Professor Cristina Padez as part of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) 'Instruments and Institutions' interviews series Stanley Ulijaszek, Cristina Padez 28 Feb 2018
92 What is Nutritional Anthropology? A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
93 Obesity and Consumption A lecture presented by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
94 Interview with Harvey Whitehouse Harvey Whitehouse, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, talks to Alex Donnelly and Johana Musalkova about shared responses to experiences of suffering and the potential role of commemoration in achieving social cohesion. Harvey Whitehouse, Alex Donnelly, Johana Musalkova 12 Dec 2017
95 A War on People: The Drug War and the Hermeneutic Politics of Those who Resist it This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Jarrett Zigon (University of Virginia) on 2 December 2016. Jarrett Zigon 31 Jul 2017
96 The Indian Village: Marx to Modi In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Ed Simpson (SOAS) discusses the issues raised by the re-study of an Indian village. 25 November 2016. Ed Simpson 31 Jul 2017
97 The Artist and the Stone: Ethnography of an Artistic Process This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Roger Sansi-Roca (Goldsmiths, University of London) on 18 November 2016. Roger Sansi-Roca 31 Jul 2017
98 A Brilliant Jewel: Celibacy and its Malcontents in the Brazilian Catholic Church In this Departmental Seminar, Maya Mayblin (University of Edinburgh) discusses the relatively late and most challenged rule in the Brazilian Catholic Church - celibacy. 4 November 2016. Maya Mayblin 31 Jul 2017
99 Formalization as Development: Accounting for the Proliferation of Village Savings Associations In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, Maia Green (University of Manchester) discusses village savings associations and small-scale credit in Sub-Saharan Africa. 28 October 2016. Maia Green 31 Jul 2017
100 ‘I Can Feel the Mafia but I Can’t See it’: Investigatory Dilemma in Present-day Trapani The opening Evans-Pritchard Lecture for 2017 given by Dr Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University) on 1 May. The theme of the series was: 'Getting Cosa Nostra: Knowledge and Criminal Justice in Southwestern Sicily'. Naor Ben-Yehoyada 31 Jul 2017