It’s the end of era! Eight years and over 2500 posts later, the Centre for Medical Humanities blog is shutting up shop. In it’s place and launching on Thursday 14 September, a new site called The Polyphony will publish essays, reviews and provocations from across the medical humanities. If you have elected to receive email alerts from the CMH blog your subscription will automatically transfer to The Polyphony (and you can opt out at any time). If you’re interested in receiving information about calls for papers, conference announcements and job opportunities please sign up to the new medhealthhums jiscmail. As the founding editor of the CMH blog, I would like to thank everyone who has engaged with us since our launch in 2010 and whose contributions made the site a dynamic hub for people working in the medical humanities. I’m especially grateful to Will Viney (Goldsmiths), Felicity Callard (Birkbeck) and Ben Kasstan (Sussex) whoplayed key editorial and commissioning roles along the way; to Dori Beeler (Johns Hopkins) for technical support at critical times; and to Jane Abel for keeping everything ticking along in the last few years especially. By way of a final farewell, here is a selection of some of the most stimulating posts published on the blog. Ongoing food for medical humanities thought!
- Anni Raw, ‘Arts and Health in Mexico’
- Simon McCarthy–‐Jones, ‘Do people diagnosed with schizophrenia deserve organs?’
- Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn, ‘Whistle while you work (for nothing): positive affect as coercive strategy
- Brandy Schillace, ‘Medical humanities and literary medicine’
- Anna Katharina Schaffner, ‘Towards a cultural history of exhaustion’
- Felicity Callard, ‘Diagnosis and disputation ‘archiving’ DSM-5’
Angela Woods, Founding Editor