Tag: Visual art

Phantoms within and beyond the Frame: Stirrings of Justice amidst Specters of Rural Capitalism

colinhoag , January 18th, 2022

By Rebecca Witter and Dana E. Powell [1] § Structural racism combines with the toxic wastes from industrialized capitalism to haunt the rural lowland landscapes of eastern North…


Call for Posts: Imaging Nature

colinhoag , April 8th, 2021

“The Blue Marble,” by NASA/Apollo 17 Crew. Public domain. Modified by Colin Hoag. Environmental humanists and environmental scientists labor over images—their production, their disseminati…


The Anthropologist as Artist

Chelsea Horton , November 16th, 2020

A deeply interdisciplinary visual artist creates objects that are both art and ethnography. Her installations produce space for immersive, social forms of understanding. As a visual artist and…

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The Epistemology of Cutting and the Metaphysics of Continuities

colinhoag , June 23rd, 2020

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France; Center of Sustainability and Applied Ecology, Santiago, Chile; Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile §   Confinement …


Susan Squier’s Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawing as Metaphor by Rebecca Rahimi

Rebecca Rahimi , October 4th, 2018

Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawing as Metaphor Susan Merrill Squier Duke University Press, 2017. 280 pages   Susan Merrill Squier’s Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawing as Metaphor is positioned at t…


Cancer Culture avant la lettre by Vincent Bruyère

Vincent Bruyère , July 10th, 2018

Figure 1. Two views of Clara Jacobi (Netherlands, 1689). U.S. National Library of Medicinehttps://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-101392944-img In the class I teach on illness narratives, c…


Washing Out Trump’s Mouth with Haitian History

Alexandra Frankel , January 31st, 2018

A Haitian artist responds to the “shithole” remark. The day after President Trump referred to Haiti and the continent of Africa as “shithole countries,” Jerry Rosembert Moïse, a…

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Book review: Traces of the Future: An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa by Damien Droney

Damien Droney , June 21st, 2017

Traces of the Future: An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton, and Noémi Tousignant, editors Intellect Ltd./University of Chicago Press, 2016,…


Web Roundup: Photography and Visual Tech by Lily Shapiro

Lily Shapiro , October 1st, 2016

This month’s Web Roundup is focused loosely around the theme of the visual. How do we use photography and other mediums to tell stories, and what stories do…


Comics and the Medical Encounter by Ryan Montoya

Ryan Montoya , January 21st, 2016

Editor’s Note: In March of 2013 the Annals of Internal Medicine added the Graphic Medicine series as part of their medical humanities features. As they describe, “Annals Graphic…