Phenomenology of Illness by Havi Carel

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel‘s new book Phenomenology of Illness is now available. Havi argues that the experience of illness has been…

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On illness & philosophy: An interview with Havi Carel

In this video Havi Carel is interviewed by Joe Boswell for The University of Bristol’s Centre for Science and Philosophy

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Breathlessness: from bodily symptom to existential experience (Williams & Carel, 2018)

Tina Williams and Havi Carel have contributed a chapter on breathlessness to this new essay collection which explores the experience…

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Invisible Suffering: The Experience of Breathlessness (Carel, 2018)

In this book chapter in the volume Atmospheres of Breathing, Prof Carel considers breathlessness from a phenomenological perspective, reframing it…

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Five breathtaking years

As the project ends, lead researchers Jane Macnaughton and Havi Carel reflect on five years of Life of Breath.

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Our final conspiration

This year the Life of Breath project will end after 5 years, around 50 research publications and countless events and…

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‘She’s Breathing’ a poem by Alexandra Pârvan

While visiting the University of Bristol and working alongside Havi Carel and the Bristol team, Alexandra Pârvan was inpired to…

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I breathe, you breathe, we breathe: Public engagement & the Life of Breath

Senior Research Associate on the Life of Breath project, clinical music therapist and mindful yoga teacher Kate Binnie reflects on…

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The Unmapped Geography of Breath

Poet, poetry tutor, and GP Emily Wills writes… In September 2019 I had the privilege of being poet in residence…

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Symposium on Michael Brady’s “Suffering and Virtue”

The Life of Breath project, University of Bristol Deptartment of Philosophy, and Centre for Health, Humanities & Science are jointly…

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‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowers

On Friday 18 October 2019 at Foyles Bookshop in London (Charing Cross Road), Prof Havi Carel delivered a talk ‘It’s…

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#UHBristolArts ‘Second Wednesdays’ BREATH event

In September the #UHBristolArts theme is BREATH and Life of Breath is delighted to be featured as part of their…

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Rewriting the PH story

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare condition affecting the heart and lungs, with the main symptom being breathlessness.  It is…

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A Matter of Life and Breath

Thu 11 July, 6pm, London

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‘The troubled breath of so many’: On Sam Guglani’s “Histories”

Life of Breath Principle Investigator Prof Havi Carel explores themes of breath and illness in Sam Guglani‘s novel Histories (Riverrun, 2017)……

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Policy Recommendations

For World COPD Day 2018 and the publication of Life of Breath’s new Policy Report, consultant respiratory physician and honorary…

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FUTURES @ We The Curious

28 Sept 2018, Bristol – 7:15-7:40pm Life of Breath will be participating in FUTURES @ We The Curious (Bristol), part…

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…

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Epistemic Petrification Conference

EPISTEMIC PETRIFICATION CONFERENCE 2-3 July 2018, University of Bristol Location: Wills Physics Laboratory, Room 3.34, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL Organisers: Havi Carel (Bristol), Robbie…

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Respiratory Philosophy

A new book on the philosophy of breathing entitled Atmospheres of Breathing is now out, with a chapter by Life…

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Exploring the logic of respiration

Music & Mindful Yoga Therapist Kate Binnie joined Life of Breath as a researcher in January 2018. She writes: I…

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Breath, Breathing, and Being: Discussions of Phenomenology, Respiration, and Identity

Fri 1 Dec, Oxford   The Bristol Life of Breath team has been invited by the Oxford Phenomenology Network to run…

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Under The Surface

Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young which was specially commissioned for, and premiered at, the…

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The Last Breath

25 August 2017, Edinburgh VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: A GOOD DEATH Over 50% of people say they want to die…

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