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 crash have led to the destitution […]
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 a scientific and popular preoccupation with […]
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, as Ellen Samuels argues[i] – to […]
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: Graphic Medicine and Visual Representations of […]