Posts by Naomi Richards

DeathWrites Network – 2nd Symposium

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The DeathWrites Network, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and University of Glasgow Arts Lab, held its 2nd Symposium on 6th October, 2022. During the hybrid event at the historic Glasgow Women’s Library, we heard keynotes from the Scottish poet, playwright, and performer Hannah Lavery and from the Open Museum curator, Elaine Addington. Our Network of 30 talented Scotland-based writers,… Continue reading

Digital Stories about Financial Insecurity & Hardship at End of Life

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Today, Tuesday 27th September 2022, we are releasing the first 3 digital stories from our research project about barriers to, and experiences of, home dying when experiencing financial insecurity and hardship. Digital stories are 2-3 minute films combining photos, music and voiceover, within a narrative structure. This is a participatory visual method, adapted for use… Continue reading

Anatomy – A Matter of Death and Life: An Exhibition Review

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Michael Hannah, End of Life Studies Student, Reviews the Anatomy Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The Exhibition runs from 2 July -30 October 2022. August in Edinburgh is festival time and with so much going on, an exhibition on the history of anatomy may not seem the most appealing way to spend an… Continue reading

Biographical Pain and the Baby Boomers’ Legacy

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Blog by Professor Tony Walter, University of Bath Dr Joe Wood observes in his 2021 blog on extinction and the end of the world that total pain at the end of life can include what gerontologist Malcolm Johnson (2013) calls biographical pain. In this semi-autobiographical blog about today’s ageing baby boomers, I locate a particular kind of… Continue reading

Death and Design Part 2: Workshopping End of Life Interventions

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This blog was written by Prof. Bruce Tharp who is a visiting Fulbright scholar with the Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group. Two distinct but complimentary communities met in downtown Glasgow on May 26th 2022 for a second fruitful collaboration: Death and Design: Workshopping End of Life Interventions. Bringing crucial… Continue reading

The Equity Turn in Palliative and End of Life Research

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In a new article published in March 2022 as part of our Dying in the Margins study, I examine the recent ‘equity turn’ in palliative care and death studies research[1]. My central argument is that equity-focused research needs to be conceptually and theoretically informed, grounded in work which has a long pedigree in poverty and… Continue reading

Death Writes – Call for Scotland-based Writers to Join RSE Network

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DeathWrites today, January 31st 2022, launches its Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) funded Network. The Network is called COVID 19 as Catalyst for Writing and Discussing Death, Dying and Grief through Objects, Diaries and Collective Archives and runs from January 2022-January 2024. The project is run by Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Dr Naomi Richards, and Dr Amy… Continue reading

Death Writes Team Wins Royal Society of Edinburgh Grant

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Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Dr Naomi Richards and Dr Amy Shea of the University of Glasgow have been a awarded a Research Network Grant (2022-24) by the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh to continue their work on Death Writes/ Reading & Writing Death & Dying. The grant is called COVID as Catalyst for Writing and Discussing Death, Dying… Continue reading