Breath Catalogue: Monday 14 November, 2-5pm

Breath Catalogue is a collaborative work by artist-scholars Kate Elswit and Megan Nicely, and data scientist/interaction designer Ben Gimpert, together with composer Daniel Thomas Davis and violist Stephanie Griffin. The project combines choreographic methods with medical technology to externalize breath as experience. Dance artists link breathing and movement patterns in both creation and performance. Our goal […]

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Lunchtime talk 6 October: Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods on “What’s critical about the critical medical humanities?”

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is a collection of thirty-six essays outlining a compelling new vision for medical humanities scholarship. In this talk, general editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods will discuss the different meanings and configurations of a critical medical humanities and what these open up for the future of this fast-growing field. Reflecting […]

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Exhibition: ‘ENDS’. Chris Daly, Sisetta Zappone, Anna Burel & Paula Garcia Stone. 7th to 24th July

Hundred Years Gallery presents a group show by artists Chris Daly, Sisetta Zappone, Anna Burel and Paula Garcia Stone. The exhibition is organised by Jaime Valtierra, currently artist in residence at the space. “ENDS” brings together a collection of works concerned with the nature of contemporary image production and the exploration of the human body both […]

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Medical Horror Film Season

Four films exploring our darkest fears about objectification, fragmentation and intersection: Weds 11 May: Coma (Michael Crichton, 1978) Tues 24 May: Les Yeux Sans Visage [Eyes Without a Face] (Georges Franjou, 1960) Weds 1 June: Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1989) Mon 13 June: American Mary (Soska Sisters, 2013) All films start at 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, […]

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Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century

Friday 17 June 2016 09.30 – 17.30 Keynes Library, School of Arts Why were the Victorians so keenly aware of themselves? Why is the articulation of embarrassment such a preoccupation of nineteenth-century culture? This one-day symposium, funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF Grant, will explore embarrassing moments in the nineteenth century, and consider the range […]

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Medical Objects: An interdisciplinary enquiry

Current cultural debates in the fields of object theory and affect theory offer valuable perspectives on how medical equipment complicates the physical and emotional intimacy of the doctor-patient relationship. The objective of this project is to examine how medical tools and technologies are felt and lived, and to develop new methodological approaches towards understanding medical […]

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