Conferences and Symposiums

Epistemic Petrification Conference (Bristol, 2-3 July 2018)

Last chance to register for this conference, organised by Havi Carel (Bristol) and Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge), which brings together philosophers, psychologists, and health professionals to explore epistemic failure and petrification. Against an idealised and de-contextualised image of human epistemology, the conference will examine the role of epistemic pathology and dysfunction in philosophy and Read more…

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Jobs

Job Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Anthropology, Life of Breath project, Durham University)

Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust-funded interdisciplinary research project, are looking for a medical anthropologist to join the Durham team on an 18 month contract. They will contribute to our developing research on the relationship between embodiment, dance and mobility with relevance to people living with breathlessness and their carers. Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Arts of Breath – series of lecture-performances organised by Life of Breath project (Durham, Nov 2017 – March 2018)

The Life of Breath Project is pleased to announce ‘Arts of Breath’, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. All events will take place in Durham. For more information see individual event pages below, or contact Sarah McLusky. Wed 15 Nov 2017: Read more…

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Reblog

Our Battle for Breath: making lung health a priority (Reblog, Ian Jarrold, British Lung Foundation)

This is the fourth and final blog in a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us today at 12:00GMT on Twitter to discuss the issues #breathreport. Ian Jarrold, the British Lung Foundation’s Head of Research, considers the future of respiratory health in the UK. Read more…

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Reblog

‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’: mesothelioma in literature (Reblog, Dr Arthur Rose, Life of Breath)

This is the third of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Arthur Rose discusses why, as a literary scholar, he found some of the report’s statistics surprising: When the Read more…

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Reblog

How does culture shape the language of breathlessness? (Reblog, Dr Rebecca Oxley, Life of Breath)

This is the second of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join us on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Researcher Rebecca Oxley considers what insights anthropology can offer: The British Lung Foundation (BLF) recently published a three year Read more…

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Reblog

Why is breathlessness invisible? (Reblog, Prof Jane Macnaughton, Life of Breath)

This is the first of a series of responses by Life of Breath to the British Lung Foundation’s Battle for Breath report. Join Life of Breath on Twitter to discuss the issues, Thursday 24 November 2016, 12:00GMT #breathreport. Principal Life of Breath investigator Prof Jane Macnaughton writes: Lung disease kills one person every five minutes. Read more…

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