Collaboration, Cooperation and Conversations: The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (blog post by Natalie Mullen, Lancaster University)

Natalie Mullen is a PhD candidate based at Lancaster University. Her research is funded by the AHRC and examines patient agency in the nineteenth-century asylum. The Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (#NNMHR17) fell in the final weeks of the second year of my PhD. I had just finished working on a chapter focussed on how Read the full article…

Marketplace and Open Space: ‘A Box of Tricks’ at the Inaugural Congress of the NNMHR (Blog post by Ute Oswald, University of Warwick)

Ute Oswald is doing a PhD in the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, having already completed an MA at Hamburg University in Classical Archaeology and Italian and an MSt at Oxford University in Literature and Arts. I was fortunate enough to attend the Inaugural Congress of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Read the full article…

Interconnections and Interactions at the NNMHR Inaugural Congress (Blog post by Caitlin Stobie, University of Leeds)

Caitlin Stobie is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds working on representations of abortion, embodiment, and agency in southern African fiction. She is a research intern on the AHRC-funded research network “The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective” and co-director of the Leeds Animal Studies Network. On Thursday 14 September, 2017, I travelled Read the full article…

Beyond Dead Weight: Redefining my practice as Visual Artist and Carer (guest post, Rachael Allen)

I remember the exact moment when I became aware of the medical humanities, casually taking in a poster on the student notice board in Durham medical school whilst attended a meeting about a potential arts and anatomy collaboration. Having wrestled with the locality of my practice in the conventional art world for years, I felt Read the full article…