On the first day of the 2019 UCU strikes, Felicity Callard reflects on labour, exhaustion, and the historical currents that animate the physical and institutional bodies engaged in the present dispute.
Alexandra Barmpouti reviews Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp’s Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Blood is not merely a biological substance but has often acquired cultural, religious and socio-political connotations. Historically, blood has been […]
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, there was an increase in suicides in the United States between 2000 and 2016 from 10.4 to 13.5 per 100,000 people, resulting in a 30% increase. Both speculation and serious consideration of […]
Dr Emily Cock discusses nose transplantation and Interregnum politics I have recently published my first monograph, all about Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture. Exciting! But, according to some people, a strange topic. Why […]
Janet Mathieson reviews the one-day workshop ‘Narratives of Health, Life and Illness’ which took place at Wellcome Collection on 27th September 2019, jointly hosted by Wellcome Collection and the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE).