Welcome to the Nottingham Health Humanities Early Bird Researcher Group Blog!

We will be using this blog to post news and updates relating to all the exciting events and opportunities available to the EBR group! Introducing your co-leaders! We are delighted to introduce ourselves as co-leaders of the Early Bird Researcher group: Frances Cadd (School of Humanities), Emma Putland (School of English), Mathilde Vialard (School of …

After the PhD: Writing, Funding and Precarity

This summer Dr Jonathan Memel (@jgmemel) gave a fantastic talk for the third seminar of our 2019 series, where he drew on his personal experience (as a PhD student and early career researcher, Research Grant Writer, AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow and now Research Fellow) to give some insights and advice into the world of academic …

‘Image and Narrative: Illness, Recovery, Change’: Event report

Gabriele Neher reports on the Image and Narrative: Illness, Recovery, Change (#illnessrecoverychange) workshop that was run by the Health Humanities at the University of Nottingham, on Monday 29 April 2019.

‘Hearing the Voice’ – Angela Woods Talk

Angela Woods, from Durham University came to the University of Nottingham on April 10, 2019, to discuss her project ‘Hearing the Voice’, an eight-year interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing currently funded by a Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Sciences Collaborative Award. On this occasion, Angela Woods presented a riveting account of the work she started in …

‘ay up me ‘Nightingale’: Did you know that Florence Nightingale lived in Derbyshire?

Those that are familiar with the East Midlands are sure to have heard the local friendly greeting ‘ay up me duck’, but perhaps we should be swapping one avian for another and saying ‘ay up me Nightingale’ to commemorate this infamous nurse’s Derbyshire connections. Dr Richard Bates and Frances Cadd, PhD, from the AHRC funded …

Nicky Grace – Archiving Midwifery, 20 March 2019

‘For researchers, historians, midwives and childbearing women and families, it is vital that we are able to understand and explore our history from a range of sources.’ In this guest blog post Nicky Grace, PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, summarises her wonderful presentation on her exciting Archiving Midwifery project which …

Kayla Kemhadjian, First EBR Speaker – Wednesday 20 March

First Early Bird Research Seminar Speaker, Kayla Kemhadjian, PhD Student at the University of Leeds We were delighted to receive Kayla Kemhadjian as one of our first speakers for 2019. Read this post for more information on the talk she gave on ‘Seventeen Self-Deaths: Interpreting Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of Suicide through Lexical Analysis’ Kayla Kemhadjian, a …