‘Computable bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ reviewed by Dr Fenneke Sysling

‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015). Josh Berson, an anthropologist and design researcher, as he calls himself, has written one of the first books in a wave of publications that now start to reflect on recent technological developments: the fact that we can now track our sleep Read the full article…

‘History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life’ reviewed by Dr Tom Widger

History of a suicide: My sister’s unfinished life by Jill Bialosky (Granta, 2015).  History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky is a moving and deeply personal account of her younger sister’s suicide and the author’s own struggle to come to terms with what happened – or, perhaps, may have happened. For History of a Suicide does not Read the full article…

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ reviewed by Dr Christina Welch

‘Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying can tell us about Life and Living’ by Brandy Schillace (Elliott & Thompson Ltd, 2015). The jacket cover to Brandy Schillace’s Death’s Summer Coat tells us that the work ‘explores our past to examine what it might mean for our future. From Victorian Britain to contemporary Cambodia, Read the full article…