Mapping the Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

Reflecting on her recent fellowship at Art HX, researcher Shelley Angelie Saggar traces how objects and photographs recall the medical legacies of British colonialism, as well as her own family history.  

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Nature’s Medicine: Could Green Prescribing Shape the Future of our Health?

Shauna Walker contextualises the UK government's recent investment in 'green social prescribing.'

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From Menstruation to the Menopause: Book Review

Jemma Walton reviews From Menstruation to the Menopause: The Female Fertility Cycle in Contemporary Women’s Writing in French, by Maria Kathryn Tomlinson (Liverpool University Press, 2021).

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Sensitive Subjects Pt. 2: Creative Practice and Ethics in Times of Loss

Olivia Turner reflects on the Sensitive Subjects: Creative Practice and Ethics workshop she organised at Newcastle University, turning to issues around bereavement and grief.

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Art from Psychonauts 2 depicting 'neural links' via glowing pink tree-like branches and connections which Raz navigates like pathways

Psychonauts 2 and Inner-Space Gaming: A Review

Rob Mayo reviews Psychonauts 2, a third-person platformer game on PlayStation 4 (Double Fine Productions, 2021).

A brightly coloured collage/stencil-type artwork of a pregnant person next to a large old-fashioned clock face

Why Practice Research? Creative Writing and Recurrent Miscarriage

Sabina Dosani explains the process that led her to creative writing research methods in exploring recurrent miscarriage.

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The Premise: How Genetics and Bioethics Shape Our Future

Emma Nance probes the entanglement of genetics, biology and bioethics using an accumulative genetico-literary methodology The Puzzle There’s a lot that I have discovered about my family’s genetic code over the past 25 years.

God Help Us? Religion in Nineteenth-Century British Asylums

Historian Ute Oswald explores the role of religion in nineteenth-century asylums and questions the therapeutic benefits of engaging in similar practices today. Can religion make us feel better? Are religious people less likely to

Archives, Objects, Methods 2023: A Conference Review

Celebrating creative research and the unexpected links that exist between interdisciplinary projects, Hannah Palmer reflects upon the recent ‘Archives, Objects, Methods’ conference. In April 2023, Loughborough University’s Health Humanities research group organised the ‘Health

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The Time of Care: Conference Review

In the final post of the Waiting Times takeover, Kelechi Anucha and Stephanie Davies reflect on discussions emerging from the Time of Care conference. Towards the end of March 2023, around seventy people gathered

At the Horse Hospital: Coughing at Holborn’s Colonnade

The seventh of our Waiting Times takeover series is a collaborative review of Martin O’Brien’s performance and lecture at the Horse Hospital in London. Ed Garland focusses on sonic experience while Amy Grandvoinet takes

What Are You Waiting For? Our living archive of waiting

In the sixth post of the Waiting Times takeover, Michael Flexer reflects on the process of enacting publicly engaged research and how a ‘living archive’ came into being. “The time on dialysis is dead

The Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Gender Care and Untimeliness: Reflections on the Gender Identity Development Service

In the fifth post of the Waiting Times takeover, Jordan Osserman draws our attention to the ‘untimely’ nature of youth gender care. Many people have heard many things about this place. Few ever name