How should researchers approach the medical archive, and how might these spaces hide or highlight narratives on women, health and care? Christine Slobogin reflects on the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Congress panel,
Louisa Hann reviews Robb Hernández’s Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Avant-Garde (New York: New York University Press, 2019). The broad and ever-expanding domain of HIV/AIDS arts and performance scholarship has faced
Following endometriosis awareness month, scientist and researcher Danielle Perro questions the use of art as a tool within clinical practice when researching endometriosis-associated pain. Endometriosis; a chronic inflammatory condition characterised by tissue similar to that
Ash John discusses tensions between representing sexual desire and the moral histories of HIV/AIDS in contemporary AIDS theatre. What we think of now as the AIDS Crisis has become both a cultural and historical
Seeking to “take seriously” everyday acts of care, artist Emily Beaney reflects on how her collaborative practice-based research examines caring practices within the mother-daughter relationship. “The most anti-capitalist protest is to care for another
How do researchers respond to the politics, ethics and emotions raised by archival medical images? Michaela Clark reviews the workshop ‘Emotions and Ethics: the Use and Abuse of Historical Images’, organised by AboutFace, 17 June 2020.
irroring the previous post on Russian Doll, guest author Francesca Lewis is reflecting on another layer of meaning, arguing Russian Doll provides a glimpse into the experience of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Self-isolating, Beata Gubacsi re-watched Russian Doll and caught a few things she missed the first time. (The blog post contains spoilers and mentions suicide.) As we are dealing with the severe disruption of our
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