Narrating Anxiety through Lovecraftian Horror

Büke Sağlam takes us through the weird and wonderful world of Lovecraft's writings, exploring the link between his work, his anxieties, and posthumanist thinking.

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Keystone Mutualists: German Studies X Medical Humanities – A Drama in Three Acts (Part I)

An artistic intervention, precarious and provocative, in the multilingual medical humanities, which makes a case for how German studies and medical humanities keep each other alive by acting it out.

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Blackouts: Book Review

Peter Endicott reviews Blackouts by Justin Torres (Granta, 2023) and reflects on the text’s place in queer histories and re-readings of HIV/AIDS.

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What Poppers Tell Us About Pharmaceutic Governance

Joseph Jay Sosa explores the consumer history of poppers in the United States and its impact on contemporary public health governance

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Why We Remember: Book Review

Andrea Holck reviews Why We Remember: The Science of Memory and How it Shapes Us (Faber & Faber, 2024) by Charan Ranganath and reflects on the closeness of memory and imagination in neuroscience and fiction.

Epidemic Empire: Book Review

Arya Aryan reviews Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror, 1817–2020 by Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb (University of Chicago Press, 2021).

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From medical massage to BDSM brothels in Berlin, 1900-1930s

Sarah Scheidmantel retells the history of Berlin massage institutes and the surveillance of sexuality in early-20th century Germany

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Feel(in) the Gaps: An Experimental Dialogue Around Invisible Disabilities

Cinzia Greco and Maica Gugolati reflect on Feel(in) the Gaps, an interdisciplinary art-research exhibition that took place in Vienna, Austria (2023).

Five Years of Heavy Metal Therapy: Dialectics in Community Psychology

Kate Quinn, Charlotte Gaukroger, and Tom Carter introduce Heavy Metal Therapy (HMT), a community psychology initiative that accounts for the diverse experiences of the metal music scene.

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Massively Disabled 2: How to Pack Like a Methodology Queen

In the second post of an ongoing monthly series exploring podcasting practice and the medical humanities, Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril reflects on crip methodologies and ethics of counter-archiving disabled knowledge.

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‘Not Quite Ready’: Scotland and The Pill, 1961-1970

Using primary documents from Scottish archives, Alexandra Cowie traces the history of contraception and reproductive health in 1960s Scotland

The Challenges of Bilingual Health Humanities in Canada

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey highlights the current lag between the anglophone and francophone health humanities in Canada, and asks how to explain the fact that none of the seventeen existing health humanities teaching programs are French-speaking.

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Mapping the Moving Body: Diasporic and Disciplinary Crossings

In Part 6 of the Moving Bodies takeover, Arya Thampuran explores the role of embodied movement, cultural memory, and mental health through a decolonial prism.