The first hour of the workshop will present work from two ongoing research projects at King’s exploring the histories of disease and health mapping, alongside presentation(s) from experts making and using health-related maps today. The rest of the workshop will be an opportunity for attendees to make their own maps to consider and discuss the themes covered by the presentations. Tea, coffee and some light refreshments will be provided.
This workshop introduces participants to the complex world histories of health and disease mapping, followed by an exploration of how and why maps are made today, how they inform policies and outcomes, and how they influence the ways in which we visualise and understand current public health issues. The participatory workshop invites attendees to make, annotate, and share their own maps, reflecting on their own health experiences or knowledge of health matters, creating an opportunity to discuss what these maps show (or don’t) and consider the ongoing historical processes which shape how we visualise health.
Dr Philip Jagessar and Dr Jennifer Fraser of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King's College London
Open to the public
Anyone interested in issues related to geography, hustory, medicine and public health. We particularly hope to attract young people and members of the Greater London community.