Playwright and filmmaker Ash Kotak reviews Martin O’Brien’s performance installation ‘The Last Breath Society (Coughing Coffin)’. Deciding to go to ‘The Last Breath Society (Coughing Coffin)’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, created
sarah madoka currie reflects on what Kazu Haga’s new book Healing Resistance has to say about healing, about restorative justice, and about the relationship between activism and academia in medical humanities contexts.
Exploring the connection between institutionalisation and women’s needlework, textile historian Isabella Rosner reflects on a unique nineteenth-century object: a jacket made, stitched upon and worn by seamstress Agnes Richter during her 26-year incarceration at
Gill Partington revisits the collective process of indexing evidence at a recent workshop series. Following the Evidence is a seminar series which has been running during the month of July 2021. The events explored
Reiko Kanazawa reflects on a workshop series about Scotland and AIDS crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organising a workshop during a pandemic is daunting. So also is talking about AIDS while each country is
The Australasian Health and Medical Humanities Network was launched in June 2021. Elizabeth Stephens, Claire Hooker, Keren Hammerschlag, Sandra Carr, and Karin Sellberg outline the network’s aims and give an overview of current medical humanities practice in Australia.
Performing Medicine’s Bella Eacott examines some of the norms around the use of touch in healthcare settings, and considers how these have been altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Touch is central to healthcare practice:
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