Martyn Evans’ New Zealand Travelogue – Part 4

Martyn Evans writes: Sunday 3 April: An intriguing approach to a postgraduate seminar last Friday: a group of staff and students performed a set of scripted dialogues written by Grant Gillett (see Part Two) based on a book chapter on ethics and the soul, in which a philosophical time traveller […]

Martyn Evans’ New Zealand Travelogue – Part 3

Thursday 31st March. Everyone is familiar with the grandiose in New Zealand’s landscapes – they deservedly enjoy the biggest starring role in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. But just as striking are New Zealand’s miniatures, particularly the soft margins in which the South Island’s east-coast settlements have emerged […]

Martyn Evans’ New Zealand Travelogue – Part 2

Tuesday 29th March. A regular work-day begins. At breakfast, the regional daily, the Otago Daily Times, has the kind of front page headline that can shock only in a small town: ‘Log trailer overturns: resident “pretty worked up”‘. Boundless joy. The peninsula bus drops us off near the hospital and […]

Call for Review: ‘One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health’ by Susanna Trnka.

We are delighted to offer One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trnka, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Stanford University Press.  Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping […]