The Polyphony launched in September 2018 and our catalogue of new content is growing rapidly.
While The Polyphony is developing you can also explore archive posts from our old blog centreformedicalhumanities.org.
10 December 2013 / Centre for Medical HumanitiesIn this post, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn look at the role of psychological coercion, notably through the imposition of positive affect, in UK Government workfare programmes. There has been little
28 May 2013 / guestauthor
The DSM5 Debates: Searching for the voices of those living under, through, and beyond psychiatric diagnosesFelicity Callard writes: Next week, on June 4–5, 2013, I will be speaking at the DSM-5 extravaganza taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. There is a
11 August 2015 / Centre for Medical HumanitiesFiona Johnstone – ISSF Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow and New Generations Programme member reports on the Visual Culture in Medical Humanities workshop: Recent developments suggest that it might be possible
22 May 2019 / Fiona Johnstone
“Don’t tell me I’m mad. This is the truth”: archiving Audrey Amiss’s life as an artist and mental health patientElena Carter and Anthony Day, archivists at Wellcome Collection, give a candid account of their work cataloguing the ‘profoundly personal’ archive of artist and mental
20 May 2019 / thepolyphonyThis post is a commentary by Maria Giulia Marini on Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)
20 May 2019 / Katrina LonghurstIn this post, artist and illustrator Nina Eide Hoaltan and poet and writer Marte Huke reflect on their experiences creating and curating an exhibition on
- And then it hit me in the stomach – on the affective and emotional qualities of neuroscience
- Diagnosis and disputation: "archiving" DSM–5
- A Dry and Silent World: Part 2, 'Pretty experiments in the laboratory'.
- Why is breathlessness invisible?
- A Dry and Silent World: Part 4, 'Interactions with non-scientists'.
- 'Beyond Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: Between Literature and Mind': Book Review
- Blood & Bones: an exhibition on living with cancer
- The Polyphony in 2018: Year of the Visual Turn?
- ‘Combat Stress and the Pre-Modern World’: Workshop Review
- Doing history in an age of visual medical humanities: a review of Suzannah Biernoff's Portraits of Violence (2017)