Luna Dolezal News

Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures

6 November 2020

Luna Dolezal is a Co-Investigator on the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award project ‘Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures’ which is launching their new website this week: https://itdfproject.org

The project is the first to combine expertise in arts and humanities, design, robotics and users of assistive technologies to increase understanding of how disability and embodiment are currently represented and used, and the ways in which technology can enhance lives in the future. It brings together researchers in Literary and Cultural Studies and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, Philosophy at the University of Exeter, Disability Design at the University of Dundee, and Robotics at the University of Sheffield. It aims to develop new work not only in these disciplines, but also in the broad interdisciplinary area of Critical Medical Humanities.

You can also follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itdfproject

UPDATE (01/12/2020): A funded PhD opportunity is now available with this project! Go to our opportunities page to find out more.



Luna Dolezal News

Shame and Medicine

2 October 2020

The Shame and Medicine project has officially started, and is launching a new website! (See: https://shameandmedicine.org)

Shame and Medicine is an interdisciplinary research project funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award. The project is led by Luna Dolezal (Exeter) and Matthew Gibson (Birmingham) and based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health and the University of Birmingham, with a collaboration with a clinical partner at Children’s Health, Ireland, in Dublin. The overall aim of the project is to research the role of shame in various aspects of health and medicine, including clinical practice, patient experience and medical student education. Shame and Medicine is engaging a team of researchers in social sciences, cultural studies, medicine and philosophy to investigate the philosophy and cultural representation of shame in medicine, while also doing empirical studies looking at shame experiences in current healthcare practices and professional culture, particularly exploring how race, ethnicity, class and gender impact on the experience of shame. The Shame and Medicine project will provide evidence that will improve the quality of health services and enrich our understanding of the experience of shame as it relates to health, professional practice and education.

Visit the new website to read more about the project, to find out about upcoming events, to see project publications, to sign up for the newsletter and to see the latest blog posts: https://shameandmedicine.org

You can also follow the project on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shame_medicine and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shameandmedicine

If you are interested in taking part in the research, as a patient or doctor, you can sign up here: https://samp.uk



Luna Dolezal News

Centre-sponsored conference is held fully online for the first time

21 September 2020

WCCEH were pleased to co-sponsor the British Society of Phenomenology’s 2020 conference, which, due to the pandemic, was held entirely online for the first time. Despite this, the engagement and participation was incredible from the 150 attendees, especially in the Q&A sessions.

The BSP’s conference was co-hosted by the Centre’s Luna Dolezal and Jessie Stanier, who produced a number of welcome videos to create a friendly online atmosphere in the run up to the conference. They also proposed the theme of the conference, which was ‘Engaged Phenomenology’.

‘Engaged Phenomenology’ seeks to complement the approaches of applied and critical phenomenology by investigating embodied lived experience through a plurality of voices, encouraging dialogue between phenomenology, as a philosophical approach, and other disciplines, in addition to practitioners and individuals outside the academy. [From the BSP website]

Keynote speeches were given by Sophie Loidolt, Mariana Ortega and Dan Zahavi, along with nearly sixty pre-recorded presentations with accompanying live Q&A chat rooms. Luna chaired the whole conference, whilst Jessie co-presented alongside fellow Centre members Veronica Heney and Nicole Miglio, a PhD student the Centre had the pleasure of hosting last year.

The BSP were so keen on the theme that it has formed the basis of their essay prize this year!

Congratulations to Luna, Jessie, Veronica and Nicole!

 



Luna Dolezal News

The Department of Ultimology

7 October 2019

The Department of Ultimology

Ultimology is the study of endings, and the essay ranges across multiple disciplines; history of art, communications technologies, linguistics, the climate emergency, the history of disease and personal stories.

Centre academics Dora Vargha and Luna Dolezal contributed to this RTE radio essay written by Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain.

 



Terms, Privacy & Cookies Copyright © 2020