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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Recent Posts

‘Chiasmic time’: Being-in-time in Time Being

In the fourth post of our Waiting Times series, Laura Salisbury and Lisa Baraitser reflect on Ruairí Corr and Deborah Robinson’s short film: Time Being.  Time Being – a film commissioned by Waiting Times

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Frequent Attenders: care and repetition in general practice

In the third post of our Waiting Times takeover series, Stephanie Davies and Martin Moore invite us to consider the figure of the ‘frequent attender’. In the face of repetition and chronicity, can care

Clock on the wall. The time being twenty to five.

The “Meanwhiles” of Post-War Cultures of Care

In the second of the Waiting Times takeover, Kelechi Anucha reflects on the temporality of the ‘meanwhile’ and how it operates in post-war spaces of care In the animated comedy television series SpongeBob SquarePants,

Clock on the wall. The time being twenty to five.

Introduction to the Waiting Times Project: Key Findings

In the first of our Waiting Times takeover, Lisa Baraitser and Laura Salisbury introduce us to the project: its context, questions, ambitions, and findings.  We started working on the Waiting Times project in 2015,

Medical Humanities in the Italosphere

Marta Arnaldi considers the development of medical humanities in the Italosphere, reflecting on its deep roots and radical visions of the future.

Psychoanalysis on the Margins: The Forgotten Legacy of Free Clinics

Ana Tomcic and Ana Minozzo draw our attention to an obscured aspect in the history and present of psychoanalysis: the setting up and running of free clinics.  Psychoanalysis is often imagined to be an

Book Cover of Making Sense of Medicine

‘Making Sense of Medicine’: Book Review

Max Perry reviews Making Sense of Medicine: Material Culture and the Reproduction of Medical Knowledge, edited by John Nott and Anna Harris (Intellect, 2022). My grandpa worked as a sailing instructor. Originally trained as

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Practice Research with Chronic Illness, Part 2

Jane Hartshorn continues her reflections on the challenges of creative writing practice as research while living with chronic illness.

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The kaleidoscopic value of neuroqueer knowledges

Francesca Lewis attends to the growing movement of neuroqueer medical humanities and the potential of kaleidoscopic analysis in lived experience research. I recently completed my doctoral research exploring the possibilities of what I call