Medical Humanities in a time of broken-heartedness: an interview with Felicity Callard

The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research will host their 4th Annual Congress online from 21–23 April 2021. The Polyphony has been delighted to publish interviews with all four keynote speakers in the build-up to the Congress. In this final week before Congress, Congress organiser Ruben Verwaal talks to Felicity Callard, Professor of Human Geography at Glasgow University.

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A New Approach to Spiritual Care

Ewan Bowlby considers what spiritual care might look like in the context of contemporary secular healthcare institutions.

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Breaking the Fall: exploring care through creative collaboration

Seeking to "take seriously" everyday acts of care, artist Emily Beaney reflects on how her collaborative practice-based research examines caring practices within the mother-daughter relationship. "The most anti-capitalist protest is

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Deafness, History, and Material Culture: Introducing Jaipreet Virdi

Jaipreet Virdi is a historian of medicine, technology, and disability. Her book 'Hearing Happiness (2020) combines her personal story with academic research, raising pivotal questions about deafness in American society. The Polyphony interviewed Virdi in advance of her keynote at the Northern Network for Medical Humanities 4th Annual Congress in April 2021.

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