Social Sciences in Health Symposium 2015

How Concepts Travel Across Disciplines


Tuesday 10 November 2015, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 
John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT,

To explore interdisciplinarity between the social sciences, this year’s symposium focused on how ideas, metaphors and concepts from one discipline can inform and reinvigorate others. External speakers Des FitzgeralFelicity Callard, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen were joined by a wide range of speakers from across the School. The symposium focused on two themes:

Experiments: what experiments and the experimental mean across disciplines and how differences can shed light on doing public health research.

Attunement: being aware of, and responsive to ‘others’ is an idea used in geography, sociology, psychotherapy, and other disciplines: can it can shed fresh light on thinking about public health?

Tweets of the event can be found at “LSHTM Social Sciences in Health Annual Symposium 2015” on Storify, kindly compiled by Erica Borgstrom.

Here is the programme.