Knitting, Lunacy Laws and the hunt for Patient Publications: Doing a PhD in the Medical Humanities

[This story was published on January 20 on Read the original story at]   Welcome! For my first blog, I thought I’d give you a little overview of who I am and what my research entails. My name’s Emily, I’m 24, and I’m a postgraduate researcher with the School of English at the University of […]

Prisons and philately: Norfolk Island commemorated

As part of my job, I spend some time every week in Chichester’s West Sussex Record Office, trailing through the newspaper archives to find interesting stories and pictures from yonder year. The further you go back through the years in old local newspapers, there’s often greater quantities of unintentional hilarity, cringe-worthy displays of sexism in advertising, […]

Wise spiders and text/textiles: is craft a radical medium?

[Image: A ‘Jean Dubuffet Workshop’ was among the exhibits presented in the Step Up Showcase held recently at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. Taking inspiration from the Dubuffet works on display in Pallant House Gallery, this interactive piece, which is based on a Step Up workshop developed by artist Lynne Firmager, invites visitors to explore Dubuffet’s […]