Welcome to the Health, History and Culture Blog

The Research Group for Health, History and Culture was founded by Professor Anne Borsay and Professor David Turner in 2010 as a joint initiative between the College of Human and Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities.  The Group brings together researchers who apply the concepts and/or methods of history, literature and the visual arts to the analysis of health and healthcare. Its research clusters around three themes:

1. Disability, Trauma and the Body

2. Power, Knowledge and Healthcare

3. Patients, Professionals and Narratives.

For more information see: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/researchgroups/health-history-and-culture/

Meetings of the Group were put on hold in 2014-15 following the death of Professor Borsay, but we are now keen to relaunch the Group and welcome new and returning members. Dr Lesley Hulonce, College of Human and Health Science, has been appointed Co-Director.

Meetings in 2015-16 will take the form of a series of interdisciplinary workshops. Our first meeting will examine the theme of Lifecycles. It will showcase recent projects in this field, including a bid to the Leverhulme Trust for a research centre on Embodied Frailties, and encourage cross-campus discussion on the development of new research in the broad area of lifecycles of health, illness and well-being. The meeting will also discuss themes for possible future workshops and invite participation in these events.

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