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

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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…

Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind

Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel is a keynote speaker at the conference Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind: Investigating Disorders of the Self, on July 15th & 16th, University of Bristol. Havi’s paper is on ‘Illness as Epoché’. The … Read more…

Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society

Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel will be speaking at the joint session of the Aristotelian Society, which is July 8th-10th at the University of Cardiff. Havi’s paper is on ‘Virtue without excellence, excellence without health’ and will be on … Read more…

‘Out of his nostrils goeth smoke’: whales, whaling and breathing fire

‘Out of his nostrils goeth smoke’: whales, whaling and breathing fire

In the second of a series of posts on cetaceans (see also ‘The cetaceans may give rise to some perplexity‘) Project Manager (Bristol) Jess Farr-Cox writes: Whaling abounds with breathing, breathlessness, air, death, myth and song. Factory whaling boats were … Read more…