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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A Call for Bedside Sociology in Cadaveric Dissection

Suhad Daher-Nashif narrates the ethnography of forensic medicine and calls for the inclusion of social science perspectives in cadaveric dissection

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The Cultural Meanings of Insomnia

In the final post of the Sociability of Sleep series, Nived Dharmaraj reviews the Keynote given at Somnambulations 2- on insomnia and the contemporary 'sleep crisis'.

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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

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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

‘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

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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,

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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,