Sociable Bodies, Solitary Minds

Conversations

As part of our 2021/22 seminar series, Michael Rowland from the University of Sussex gave a paper examining solitude and social life in 18th century ideals of masculinity.

Josh Cohen in Conversation with Akshi Singh

Conversations

Solitudes researcher, Akshi Singh, interviews psychoanalyst and writer, Josh Cohen about the moments of isolation and connection found between patient and therapist during the pandemic.

'Wordless Solitudes'

Conversations

As part of our 'Conversations' series, researcher James Morland talks to award-winning illustrator and author Sophie Burrows about her 'Finding Solitude' exhibition.

Talking to Myself

Blog

Vanessa Lim misses dancing. In this blog, she learns new ways to say 'I miss you' and remembers the intimacies of dance partners.

No island is an island: Covid and the deadliness of willed isolation

Blog

Our Principal Investigator, Barbara Taylor discusses what it means to be 'involved in mankind as a whole' in pandemic times.

The Distance Cure

Conversations

Hannah Zeavin discusses the role of distance in the history of mediated therapies with Solitudes researcher, Charlie Williams.

The Astronaut Alone

Blog

In our latest blog, researcher Jeffrey Mathias writes about NASA's isolation chamber, used to put astronauts to the test in the 1950s.

From Solitude to Loneliness: Preaching and Meditating on Marriage and Widowhood in Early Modern Britain

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Researchers Hannah Yip and Thomas Clifton explore solitude in early modern meditations and sermons on widowhood and remarriage.

Finding Solitude: Notes on an Exhibition

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Illustrator and author Sophie Burrows guides us through the work she has created for our new exhibition, 'Finding Solitude', week-by-week.

A Slice of Life

Blog

In our latest post, Tom Wicker reflects on the sensory solace of lockdown baking and breathing out in the face of COVID uncertanties.