Phenomenology and hermeneutics

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel has contributed a chapter on phenomenology and hermeneutics to the Routledge Companion to Philosophy…

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Epistemic injustice in psychiatry

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel explores epistemic injustice in psychiatry with Paul Crichton and Ian James Kidd in a…

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Inspired: a Life of Breath composition competition

Inspired is a competition for students studying Music at the University of Bristol, to compose a breathing-related piece for the…

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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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Breath Control

Artist Caroline Wright has made a successful application to Arts Council England, in collaboration with Cambridge Junction and Life of…

Illness as transformative experience

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel, Ian James Kidd (University of Nottingham) and Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol) have a paper…

Inspiring change: humanities and social science insights into the experience and management of breathlessness

Durham team members Rebecca Oxley and Jane Macnaughton argue that, in order to treat breathlessness more effectively, we need a greater understanding of…

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Breath in the technoscientific imaginary

Here, Durham researcher Arthur Rose explores breath as a theme, metaphor and plot device in Science Fiction. Whether used to convey a sense of…

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Share Your Story

Do you live with everyday breathlessness? Would you be willing to share your experiences? If you or someone you care for struggles to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Interactive Workshops for North East Support Groups

What does breathlessness feel like? How do thoughts, emotions and beliefs affect our breathing? Would better ways of describing breathlessness…

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Breathing Space (May 2016)

Life of Breath team members and collaborators gathered in Bristol on 12 and 13 May for one of our regular…

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Self-knowledge in and out of Illness symposium

Life of Breath researchers Havi Carel and Veronika Williams spoke at the Philosophy and Medicine symposium ‘Self-knowledge in and out…

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The Philosophical Role of Illness

Philosophical methods have been used to study illness for several decades. Havi Carel reverses the relationship between the two, asking:…

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Metaphysics and heavy breathing (or Tippett’s Fourth Symphony)

How can art (in this case, music) illuminate human experience? Here project collaborator Toby Young contemplates Tippett’s Symphony No. 4 (1977), a ‘birth…

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Should I fear my death?

Where death is, I am no longer, where I am death is not. If life and death are mutually exclusive, then…

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British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2016

Breath in literature, was the theme for a Life of Breath panel at the 2016 Annual Conference of the British…

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Breath of Life on Radio Scotland

First broadcast on Good Friday 2016, the Breath of Life radio programme featured our principle investigator Jane Macnaughton in conversation with Anna…

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Beckett’s Breathing Rhythms: Worstward Ho (1983) and Stirrings Still (1989)

As part of a seminar on the Rhythm of Prose at the American Comparative Literature Association 2016 conference, Arthur Rose…

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A Tobacco-Free New Zealand by 2025? Lecture (Durham)

To mark No Smoking Day we welcomed public health and behaviour specialist Dr Marewa Glover to Durham University. Dr Glover (Massey University) is…

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Chemical Youth Lecture (Durham)

What do chemical and pharmaceutical substances, both legal and illicit, ‘do’ for youth? This is the question posed by the…

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Breathing in Context

On Tue 8 and Wed 9 March the Life of Breath team, colleagues and guests gathered in the Joachim Room…

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