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.
Veronica Heney proposes a new methodology for understanding narratives of self-harm The assumption that self-harm is unnatural, that it is inevitably incomprehensible to the ‘normal’ person, permeates the clinical, sociological, and even fictional literature around self-harm. Sarah Naomi Shaw’s review […]
Fay Bound Alberti on emotions, history, and transplantation, in a preview of her new project, AboutFace.
Alexandra Stephenson and Camilla Mørk Røstvik explore the visual history of menstruation through a visit to the archives and collection of the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh.
Wellcome Collection’s new permanent exhibition, ‘Being Human’ opened to the public on September 5th. The Polyphony’s associate editor Fiona Johnstone caught up with curator Clare Barlow.