EncodingDecoding: a response

Poet Jane Hartshorn responds to Darian Goldin Stahl’s artist book EncodingDecoding.

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Desiring Objects

Chase Ledin explores the promises, fantasies and social values inscribed in the sexual objects held by Wellcome Collection. 

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Set Menu (His and Hers)

Artist Dawn Woolley finds inspiration in the work of Audrey Amiss, held by Wellcome Library.

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Presence, absence, and a pocket midwifery guide

Why remove the illustrations from a nineteenth century midwifery manual? What might this tell us about how researchers negotiate presence, absence and access in libraries, archives and collections? Rebecca Whiteley, Shreeve Fellow in the History of Medicine at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, explores a material history of absence.

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