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

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Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa: A new publication by Dr. Megan Wainwright

Breathing through oxygen technology in Uruguay and South Africa: A new publication by Dr. Megan Wainwright

Life of Breath collaborator Dr. Megan Wainwright introduces her new paper “Exploring ambivalent human-oxygen technology-world relations through the lens of Postphenomenlogy” published in the Journal of Material Culture as part of a special issue on Ambivalent Objects in Global Health (Eds. … Read more…

Catch Your Breath Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

Catch Your Breath Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

We are looking for a creative writer to engage with Catch Your Breath, a new temporary exhibition at Palace Green Library, Durham, and with support groups for people with respiratory illness. The writer will work with the support groups and … Read more…

Phenomenology’s contribution to health and illness

Phenomenology’s contribution to health and illness

A new book on phenomenology and illness entitled Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness is now out, with a chapter by Life of Breath Principle Investigator Havi Carel and PhD student Tina Williams. The book’s editor, Professor Kevin Aho, is the author of Existentialism: An Introduction, Heidegger’s … Read more…

Graphic Medicine: Breathing new insights into illness narratives with comics

Graphic Medicine: Breathing new insights into illness narratives with comics

Brian Callender is an internal medicine physician from the University of Chicago interested in the health humanities, with a focus on the theory and practice of “graphic medicine” to understand and improve our understanding of health, illness and the delivery of … Read more…

‘Race Correction’ in Medicine: A History of Lung Function Measurements

‘Race Correction’ in Medicine: A History of Lung Function Measurements

The Life of Breath project was delighted to host Professor Lundy Braun in Bristol recently to speak at our bi-annual team meeting “Breathing Space” along with a special public lecture. Life of Breath researcher Coreen McGuire reflects on Lundy’s visit…  … Read more…

Upcoming Events

Singing for Lung Health group

Singing for Lung Health group

Every Wednesday 1:00pm, Bristol … Read more…

Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

23-25 Oct 2018, Durham … Read more…

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