Behind the Masks: Mental Health, Marginalisation and COVID-19

Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey discuss how COVID-19 is impacting mental health and existing inequalities in South Africa

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Using stories to break the cycle of stigma and silence

Tim Shakespeare considers how sharing stories might help to break the silence around taboo health concerns. We’ve been conditioned by societal norms to keep certain topics - often involving our

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From Nobleness to Ugliness in Literary Illness Stories

Linda Nesby explores the emergence of the "ugly pathography" in contemporary Scandinavian illness narratives. Part of the SELMA Medical Humanities Seminar Series "Narratives of Illness".

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The Spring of Old Age

Historian Amie Bolissian reflects on the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress's "Ageing" panel back in the spring of 2021.  Throughout written history, European cultures have associated the changing

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