Making Health Public. A talk by Charles Briggs and Daniel Hallin.

17 November 2017, 14:30 – 17:15, Auditorium NB II, Universiteitstraat 8 (9000 Gent)

Charles L. Briggs and Daniel C. Hallin are invited to give a talk about their latest groundbreaking work Making Health Public (2016) on the complex relations between the media, society and health news.

The focus of the lecture will be on the fundamental role of health news coverage in our understanding of health and illness in contemporary society. Briggs and Hallin work on the concepts of ‘biomedicalisation’ and ‘biomediatization’, as they illustrate how heath knowledge is produced through the entwinement of a highly varied and ever expanding field of health experts.

The lecture will be followed by a round-table with Charles Briggs and Daniel Hallin, moderated by students from different departments. After that the floor will be open for the audience to interactively debate the topics at hand, led by the participatory students, who will be asked beforehand to read Briggs’ and Hallin’s work and prepare questions.

The primary audience consists of doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences with an interest in qualitative research and ethnographic inquiry. Charles Briggs and Daniel Hallin are two world-renowned authorities whose award-winning research is relevant to scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including – but not restricted to – Linguistics, Communication Sciences, Medicine, and Sociology. Estimated number: up to 30.

14:30 – 15:30 public lecture by Charles Briggs & Daniel Hallin
15:30 – 16:00 Q&A round table organized by students with Charles Briggs & Daniel Hallin
16:00 – 17:15 debate moderated by students


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