Friday 26 June 2020, 2p.m. to 3.15p.m.
The next session of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group will be led by Dr. Harriet Cooper, Senior Research Associate in Health and Medical Humanities at the University of East Anglia.
We will consider the following material:
- Coronavirus–19’s 2 metre rule as a grid reaction (Blog by Sophie Day and Celia Lury).
- Pathways, Practices and Architectures: Containing Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) in the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic (Nik Brown Et al.).
- OPTIONAL: Five Feet Apart (2019, a film about two teenagers with cystic fibrosis, who fall in love but have to maintain social distancing). Here is the trailer. [The film is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.]
- Air care: an ‘aerography’ of breath, buildings and bugs in the cystic fibrosis clinic. (Nik Brown, Chrissy Buse, Alan Lewis, Daryl Martin, Sarah Nettleton.)
- The coughing body: etiquettes, techniques, sonographies and spaces. (Nik Brown, Sarah Nettleton, Chrissy Buse, Alan Lewis, Daryl Martin.) [Please email for access]
The choice of theme and texts for this group was inspired by a talk given by Professor Nik Brown (University of York), as part of a fantastic online event on the sociology of Covid-19 organised by the British Sociological Association on 24th April. This event can be watched here: https://es.britsoc.co.uk/bsa-annual-conference-week-activities/
Everyone is welcome at the reading group. There is no need to book.
The meeting will be held on Zoom. The meeting I.D. will be sent to the mailing list a week before the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be added to the mailing list.
The Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues and students interested and engaged in these areas. For details of previous sessions, please click here.