Since March of 2020, government press conferences have been broadcast into our homes, at intervals ranging from about once every two weeks to every couple of months, when the situation was more stable. Often, when gathering around our TVs to hear what our government had in store for us, there would always be one measure […]
Health is a medical issue, right? The current covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that our wellbeing is not just the territory of doctors. “Health” does not only have to do with the absence of illness, but just as much with spiritual and public health. The short podcast series accompanying the research project ‘We have never been secular’ […]
In the debates about the question of how to handle the Covid-19 pandemic religious coping strategies barely receive attention. However, in some fierce debates religion does play a remarkable role. Research about so-called social influencers for instance shows how their critical stance towards strict government measures is inspired by spiritual gurus. This project aims to […]
In deze korte interview serie worden verschillende Nederlandse decanen aan het woord gelaten over de veranderingen met betrekking tot studeren met een functiebeperking die zij hebben zien plaatsvinden in hun werk als decaan. In dit tweede interview Hermien Moning van NHL Stenden Hogeschool in Leeuwarden.
Last Friday Google Doodle paid tribute to the legacy of Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), the Hungarian obstetrician who first discovered that handwashing can have a life-saving effect.
My story of the UN year of the disabled takes place in Britain. I was fifteen years old and attending Bishop Wand Church of England secondary school in the quiet west of London town of Sunbury-on-Thames. [..]
In the 17th October 1980 issue of the Jewish Chronicle, a letter from a female, wheelchair-using Jewish member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society detailed her difficulties attending synagogue during Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Upon arrival at the Egerton Road Synagogue, she and her husband found no way for her to access the women’s portion of the prayer chamber. [..]
Studeren met een beperking in 2020: interview met Marcel Melchers, decaan aan de Universiteit van Leiden
In deze korte interview serie worden verschillende Nederlandse decanen aan het woord gelaten over de veranderingen met betrekking tot studeren met een functiebeperking die zij hebben zien plaatsvinden in hun werk als decaan. In het eerste interview Marcel Melchers van de Universiteit Leiden.
It’s just after 6 in the evening and the Erasmus University is slowly getting empty, when a group of about 10 students and PhD’s from psychology, neurobiology and even economics gather in a small lecture hall for a meeting of the Psychedelic Science Collective Rotterdam about ‘MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD’.
Kanye West’s bipolar disorder as a ‘Superpower’ and the role of celebrities in the rethinking of mental disorders
‘See, that’s my third person. That’s my bipolar shit [..] that’s my superpower, ain’t no disability, I am a superhero! I am a superhero!’, rapped the American rapper Kanye West on the song ‘Yikes’, from his 2018 album ‘Ye’.