The latest issue of Interface Focus brings together a collection of papers focussed on sleep and stress. The topic is considered from both a historical and modern-day scientific perspective, with the articles spanning the sciences and humanities.
PI Sally Shuttleworth explores how "stress caused sleeplessness for the Victorians too" on The Conversation
sshuttleworth, 20 September 2019
“Sleeplessness is one of the torments of our age and generation.” You might presume that this is a quote from a contemporary commentator, and no wonder: the World Health Organisation has diagnosed a global epidemic of sleeplessness.
Researchers from the ERC-funded "Diseases of Modern Life" project at the University of Oxford join experts from a range of fields to discuss some of the major questions surrounding scientific, technological and medical developments.
Tales of Two Jameses: Literature, science and medicine at the end of the nineteenth century
26 February 2019
As a research assistant with Diseases of Modern Life, I will be looking at fin-de-siècle representations of mental illness and addiction, especially as these afflictions were conceived as being transferred among hereditary lines.