Colonialism as a Tool for Investigation in Healthcare

MedHums 101: The concept of colonialism can solve problems of intersectionality in medical humanities research, says Samuel Yosef.

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Reading Bodies in European Literatures and Cultures

Katharine Murphy introduces her new project, “Reading Bodies”, and reflects on what languages and non-anglophone literature, particularly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, have to offer the field.

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A Call for Bedside Sociology in Cadaveric Dissection

Suhad Daher-Nashif narrates the ethnography of forensic medicine and calls for the inclusion of social science perspectives in cadaveric dissection

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The Cultural Meanings of Insomnia

In the final post of the Sociability of Sleep series, Nived Dharmaraj reviews the Keynote given at Somnambulations 2- on insomnia and the contemporary 'sleep crisis'.

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A close up photo of an old fashioned globe, the map browned and crinkled with age, the rim marked with the months of the year and the signs of the zodiac

Colonialism as a Tool for Investigation in Healthcare

MedHums 101: The concept of colonialism can solve problems of intersectionality in medical humanities research, says Samuel Yosef.

Reading Bodies in European Literatures and Cultures

Katharine Murphy introduces her new project, “Reading Bodies”, and reflects on what languages and non-anglophone literature, particularly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, have to offer the field.

New Reviews Editor

Welcome to Grace Brimacombe-Rand who joins The Polyphony as a Reviews Editor.

The viewer sees the bottom of a foot with a medical tag attached to the big toe against a black background.

A Call for Bedside Sociology in Cadaveric Dissection

Suhad Daher-Nashif narrates the ethnography of forensic medicine and calls for the inclusion of social science perspectives in cadaveric dissection

The Cultural Meanings of Insomnia

In the final post of the Sociability of Sleep series, Nived Dharmaraj reviews the Keynote given at Somnambulations 2- on insomnia and the contemporary 'sleep crisis'.

Somnambulations 2: Critical Approaches to Sleep 

In the third of our Sociability of Sleep series, contributors reflect on the instrumentalisation, quantification, and visualisation of sleep.

Exhibition Review: InSomnolence

In the second of the Sociability of Sleep (SoS) series, Matthew-Robin Nye provides an evocative tour of the InSomnolence exhibition and its sleepy spaces

What’s new and next in sleep?

The first in our four part series on the Sociability of Sleep (SoS) provides an introductory overview of the project and its resulting exhibition: InSomnolence

Posthumanism in the Medical Humanities

Anna McFarlane examines the impact a posthumanistic approach can have within critical medical humanities research