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Unsere nächsten Veranstaltungen:

12. April 2024

16:00-17:30 h CET, online

Monika Pietrzak-Franger (Universität Wien) und Peter Mayr (Wien)

in English and German/auf Englisch und Deutsch

In this talk, Monika Pietrzak-Franger, full professor for British cultural and literary studies at the University of Vienna, will give us an insight into her recent project “Living with LongCovid”. As a sub-strand of the interuniversity research cluster Post-Covid-19 Care, this project asks what it means to live with Long Covid every day. It explores not only how patients deal with their symptoms, but also their struggle for recognition, the lack of effective therapies,the lack of interest in their problems, the limits of scientific knowledge and the lack of (statefunded) social support. Based on interviews and photographic material produced with and for Long Covid patients in Austria, it shows the disease – its individual, family and social effects – from the perspective of those affected. It translates the experience of those affected into a detailed account of how Long Covid changes lives and thus offers an impressive testimony to their struggle. The photos, taken by Peter Mayr, are records of what the patients wished larger public to know about their struggles. Together with the texts based on the interviews, they counterbalance the mainstream media reports on Long Covid,which are often – and with few exceptions – one-sided, frequently use generic images and perpetuate stigmatizing narratives and iconographies of illness. We hope that our participatory, co-creative approach will contribute to the diversification and visualization of patients’ experiences in the media.

Post-Covid 19 Care. Interuniversity Cluster Medical Humanities (University of Vienna) and
Health Economics (Medical University of Vienna)

Peter Mayr

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27. Juni 2024

16:00-17:30 h CET, online

Fiona Johnstone (Durham University)

in English

As guest in our salon, Fiona Johnstone, Assistant Professor in Visual and Material Medical Humanities at Durham University, will give us insights into the work of the Visual and Material Lab that she currently leads as part of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities at the University of Durham (2023-2030). The platform brings together humanities and social science researchers, people with lived experience and people working in different sectors to co-develop new and experimental approaches to tackling health challenges. The Lab takes up this strand and looks to new questions, innovative methods, and alternative perspectives on health that are generated when visual and material culture is taken as a starting point. Find below a link to the manifesto that Fiona wrote for a Visual Medical Humanities!

Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities

Visual and Material Lab

Fiona Johnstone, Manifesto for a Visual Medical Humanities