Mental Health Memoirs in the Indian Medical Humanities Classroom

Sree Lekshmi M S and Aratrika Das reflect on the value of incorporating mental health memoirs within the Indian medical humanities classroom.

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Massively Disabled 1: Welcome to Base Camp

In the first post of an ongoing monthly series on The Polyphony exploring podcasting practice in the medical humanities, Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril introduces “Massively Disabled: A Long COVID Research Podcast” and welcomes you behind the scenes and into the bunker…

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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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Recent Posts

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

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The Song of the Whole Wide World: Book Review

Georgia Poplett reviews The Song of the Whole Wide World: On Grief, Motherhood and Poetry by Tamarin Norwood (Indigo, 2024).

Minor practices of recovery: the social life of creative methods

Nicole Vitellone, Lena Theodoropoulou and Melanie Manchot reflect on developing an interdisciplinary method for the study of drug and alcohol recovery

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Performance in a Pandemic: Book Review

Laura González reviews Performance in a Pandemic, edited by Laura Bissell and Lucy Weir (Routledge, 2022).

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MedHums 101: What is Crip Time?

‘Crip time’ is a conception of living with illness that many patients bring to their healthcare interactions, says Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril.

Humanistinen lääketiede, lääketieteellinen humanismi, medicinsk humaniora: Medical Humanities in Finland

Avril Tynan, Anna Ovaska, and Åsa Slotte discuss the fragmented but rich range of medical humanities research and teaching in Finland.

Ketamine Infusion: Neuroplasticity as a Mythology of the Self

Matthew Hiller reflects on the growing use of ketamine in mental health care and its relationship to the 'myth' of neuroplasticity.

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