Social & Cultural

This theme covers social aspects of the food system, including consumer culture in relation to food, the history of food and the development of agriculture, interactions between food and other social issues, and the wider implications of food-related technologies.

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Date: Thursday 12 March

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Line Hillersdal and Jonas Winther, University of Copenhagen

Title: Local models of Obesities – Modelling Obesity in Collaborative Research Practices

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Date: Thursday 26 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, University of Oxford

Title: Obesity, Responsibility, and Ethics

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Date: Thursday 19 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Darryl Stellmach, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Title: “The dynamics in the details”: an ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan.

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Behavioural economics and eating habits

Speaker: Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh

Date: 24 October (Thursday, week 2)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2015, Week 6

Ecologies of abandonment: epigenetic and microbial imaginaries in post-apartheid Cape Town

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Speakers: Thomas Cousins and Michelle Pentecost, Stellenbosch University, and Oxford University

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michelle Pentecost

Date: Thursday 19th November

Time: 1-2pm

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Financial Hardship, Weight Gain and Obesity: Rethinking Economic Determinants

Speaker: Annalijn Conklin, Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

Date: 21 November (Thursday, week 6)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Managing weight loss on the internet: Two popular calorie database websites compared

Speaker: Bea Prentiss, Queen’s University, Belfast

Date: 31 October (Thursday, week 3)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Obesity and Physical Activity: From Behaviour to Environment

Speaker: Jean-Michel Oppert, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris

Date: 28 November (Thursday, week 7)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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Obesity in the news media life cycle: ethics, responsibility, and stigmatisation

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Speaker: Catriona Bonfiglioli, Media Studies, Social and Political Change Group, University of Technology Sydney

Date: Thursday 5 December

Time: 1-2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

For further information about the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, please visit their website.

All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2015, Week 7

The Fat(tened) American: Between Consumption, Disgust, and Animality

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Speakers: Chris Forth, University of Kansas

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michelle Pentecost

Date: Thursday 26th November

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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