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

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The uses and abuses of air (2)

The uses and abuses of air (2)

The header shows Capacity by Annie Cattrell, part of the Royal West of England Academy exhibition ‘Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017’. This post and ‘The uses and abuses of air (1)’ also appear in the publication accompanying the … Read more…

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

The header image shows a viola, also called heartsease. Music therapist and writer Kate Binnie writes:  I am in the hospital. Cardiology ward. My mother sits on the edge of the hospital bed, her swollen and shiny legs look as if … Read more…

Join us! History of Medicine Postdoc Vacancy (Bristol)

Join us! History of Medicine Postdoc Vacancy (Bristol)

Closing date: 21 June 2017 The Life of Breath team at the University of Bristol are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate in history of medicine. The post, offered for 2 years, could examine the recent history of COPD, which has not … Read more…

The Restricto-Box: Research without Borders

The Restricto-Box: Research without Borders

Life of Breath PhD student Tina Williams writes: The 2017 Research Without Borders Festival showcase exhibition ran at Bristol’s Colston Hall on May 12th. I, along with ninety-nine other research students, took part in this engaging research exhibition, with the aim … Read more…

The uses and abuses of air (1)

The uses and abuses of air (1)

The header shows Ascent of Lunardi’s Balloon from St George’s Fields, London, 1788-90 by J. C. Ibbetson, which will be part of the Royal West of England Academy exhibition ‘Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017’, as does this … Read more…

Upcoming Events

On Breath Conference

On Breath Conference

6-9 Jul 2017, Utrecht … Read more…

A World of Sighs

A World of Sighs

13 August 2017, Edinburgh … Read more…

An Encyclopaedia of Breath

An Encyclopaedia of Breath

19-20 August 2017, Edinburgh … Read more…

The Sound of Breath

The Sound of Breath

24 August 2017, Edinburgh … Read more…

The History of All We Breathe

The History of All We Breathe

25 August 2017, Edinburgh … Read more…

The Last Breath

The Last Breath

25 August 2017, Edinburgh … Read more…