Exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface between arts, humanities and medical practice

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Led by Durham University and University of Bristol

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Reflections on vaping 1: An introduction to the world of cloud-chasing

Reflections on vaping 1: An introduction to the world of cloud-chasing

This post is the first of a series on vaping and vape tricks by Rebecca Oxley, post-doctoral researcher in anthropology on the Life of Breath project. Rebecca is currently looking for people to share their stories about living with breathlessness.  E-cigarettes can make the breath … Read more…

Nothing but blue skies

Nothing but blue skies

This post is written jointly by Jess Farr-Cox (Life of Breath Project Manager (Bristol) and recently back from a trip to Hangzhou, PR China), and her father David Scoins (lifelong runner, sometime sports teacher and resident in China 2007-2014). The title is … Read more…

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Do you live with everyday breathlessness? Would you be willing to share your experiences? If you or someone you care for struggles to breath (for whatever reason), the Life of Breath project at Durham University would like to talk with you. We would … Read more…

Breathing and Breathlessness in Clinic & Culture

Breathing and Breathlessness in Clinic & Culture

Our PIs, Jane Macnaughton and Havi Carel have contributed a chapter on breathing and breathlessness to a new book, ‘The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities’, in which expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical … Read more…

Breath:  the conductor of the body-mind orchestra

Breath: the conductor of the body-mind orchestra

Kate Binnie, yoga teacher and music therapist, writes:  We’ve all experienced the shortness of breath associated with fear, nerves, anger and distress. Think of a tired little boy dropping his Mr. Whippy on the sand after a long hot day … Read more…

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

25-27 Oct 2016, Durham … Read more…

Feel It Festival

Feel It Festival

17-20 Nov 2016, Bristol … Read more…

On Breath Conference

On Breath Conference

6-9 Jul 2017, Utrecht … Read more…