Invited Talk at workshop on obesity, eating disorders, and the media


John McNaught, deputy director of NaCTeM, will give an invited talk at a workshop entitled Obesity, eating disorders, and the media, to be held at St Anne's College, University of Oxford on Wednesday 9th November 2011.

This workshop aims to establish the state of the science and define best practices in utilizing digital methods to research the news media. Bringing together leading experts on obesity, eating disorders, and media studies from the UK and the US, this workshop is the first to offer a comprehensive examination of the media's representations of obesity and eating disorders, as well as the first to explore the application of new digital humanities research methods to this field. It promises to engender innovative and collaborative research, and produce substantial new analyses of the media's role in bridging science and the public.

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