In the second of our Animals in Medicine series, Renelle McGlacken invites us to think about the moral legitimacy of animal research through the lens of vulnerability. The moral legitimacy of animal research can
In the first post of our Animals in Medicine series, Camille Bellet asks us to look beyond the human-centric instrumentalisation of animals in both health research and critical medical humanities scholarship. Take a close
Claire Jeantils discusses the medical humanities in France and highlights what the French epistemological and pedagogical traditions might bring to the field.
Teresa Ingleby explores the intersections of pathology and personhood in the 21st century, discussing neoliberal constructions of health, agency, and identity in self-accounts of sickness. Historically, sickness and morality have been causally entwined. Predating
Kim Crowder recounts, discusses, and explores neurodiversity and a heightened sensitivity to smell. Olfactory: Of or pertaining to the sense of smell; concerned with smelling. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. My first post-pandemic train
Hannah Brown shares the oral histories of two polio survivors from Belfast, demonstrating how the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship (NIPF) helped promote a social conscience around disability.
Amy Redhead discusses the ethical necessity of involving people with Down’s Syndrome (DS) in discussions of, and debates around, selective abortion (SA). Bioethical debates surrounding Down’s syndrome (trisomy 21) have taken up space in
Georgia Poplett discusses her PhD research methodology, developing original novel-writing as academic discourse in order to expand cultural dialogue around postpartum psychosis.