Water and Health

January 20, 2019: Jana Kopelent Rehak, faculty at the University of Maryland (USA), Barbora Půtová, faculty at Charles University in Prague (Czech), and I are guest-editing an issue of The Journal of Culture, published by the Department of Ethnology at Charles University in Prague, Czech, on the relationship between health and ecology with a specific focus on water, wellbeing and medicine. The call for papers can be downloaded here. The journal issue should be published by the end of 2019.

Studying Abroad in Austria and Hungary

January 18, 2019: Becky Davis, Margo Minnich, Jennifer Peter, and I meet for the first time with the group of students that participates in the 2019 summer program in Austria and Hungary, from May 21 to June 1. The topic of the program is "Definitions of Health - Implications for Care". The group of 26 undergraduate, graduate and professional students will visit with us, among other sites, an eldercare facility and hospital, an emergency medical services center, the Psychology Department at Karoli Gaspar University, a refugee organization, an alternative healer in the shamanic tradition, the Hungarian Chamber of Health Professionals, an organ transplant ward, and a pilgrimage shrine. Also, we will spend a whole day in Bad Kreuzen at the First Center for Traditional European Medicine to learn about and experience complementary treatments, such as hydrology, wraps and Celtic meditation.