Shelley Angelie Saggar writes about the complexities of working with secret, sacred, and sensitive items in Wellcome Historical Medical Collections and their links to colonial histories of acquisition.
Daisy Powell reviews Frances Ryan’s Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People, and shares discussion from the book’s launch at The University of Leeds. The austerity measures implemented since the 2008 global financial
Shelley Angelie Saggar reflects on Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities, University of Leeds, 22-23rd May, 2019. Genetic research and the science of salvation The early years of the 21st century were marked by both
In the mid and late nineteenth-century, birthmarks and fingerprints were, in legal and cultural realms, regarded as possible solutions to problems of individual and racial identification. The strong (Western) desire – driven by fantasy,
In this post, artist and illustrator Nina Eide Holtan and poet and writer Marte Huke reflect on their experiences creating and curating an exhibition on anxiety disorders with a multi-disciplinary team. At Curating Health:
Our final post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre is a poem by Caroline Yeo. The story teller in the hospital walls, screaming, crying streams consciousness, incoherent, incomprehensible and
In our third post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre, Neely Myers affirms the value of recovery narratives and writes about the importance of autobiographical power to healing. “Do
In this second post responding to The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre, Michael Flexer discusses the capitalist content and form of recovery narratives. We live in a golden age of recovery.
This week we will be posting a series of responses to Angela Woods‘, Akiko Hart‘s and Helen Spandler‘s article The Recovery Narrative: Politics and Possibilities of a Genre. The responses take different stances towards
In this post, Tony Pickering shares his art reflecting on his father’s dementia. I met Tony at the Curating Health: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of Illness conference in Stockholm last December, hosted by the
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