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

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Medievalism and the Medical Humanities

Medievalism and the Medical Humanities

Some may wonder why our project includes the consideration of medieval thoughts and practices relating to the breath. What can studying them possibly offer modern medicine? In a special edition of the journal postmedieval two of our project team, Prof Corinne … Read more…

Eight things that have changed since the smoking ban ten years ago

Eight things that have changed since the smoking ban ten years ago

This post was originally published by The Conversation. Anthropologist and Life of Breath team member Andrew Russell writes: It’s hard to think back to what English pubs and clubs were like before the law about smoke-free public places came into force … Read more…

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…

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