03 Aug 2018

Notes from the Field: Urban informal settlement, Kampala

‘We live with risk,’ he tells me, as we weave our way along the railway line that cuts through the informal settlement where we are studying the roles of antimicrobial medicines in everyday life. Pat Ng
12 Sep 2018

Social Science and AMR Research Symposium: Event

The AMIS Programme hosted a work-in-progress symposium and networking event on 10 September 2018, at the British Academy. Pat Ng
26 Sep 2018

Social Science and AMR Research Symposium: Summary

At the beginning of September the AMIS team hosted a one-day Social Science in AMR Symposium at the British Academy. Pat Ng
14 Nov 2018

AMR Symposium: Presentation Videos

In September 2018 the AMIS Programme hosted a symposium to highlight the work of early career scholars that are exploring fresh perspectives on the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Presentations that were filmed, including a keynote from Stephen Hinchliffe (University of Exeter), are now available. Pat Ng
19 Nov 2018

Solo efforts will not curb antibiotic resistance

Shortly after it was revealed that antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, reports have surfaced that Britain might not permanently commit to recent EU plans to limit preventative antibiotic use on EU farms post-Brexit. Pat Ng
Essential Reading
28 Nov 2019

A Vital Mediation: The Sanatorium, before and after Antibiotics

As drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis spread across India, commentators have warned that we are returning to the sanatorium era. Such concerns might be symptomatically read in terms of loss; however, prophecies of return might also signal that there is something to be regained. Rather than lamenting the end of the antibiotic era, I shift the […] Jenny Westad
11 Feb 2020

BEYOND RESISTANCE Colloquium – Re-imagining AMR: borders, boundaries and beyond the human

“It has been said that good fences make good neighbours. But what happens when neighbours are intertwined so closely with us that they constitute our very body. In the ‘post-antibiotic era’ how can we locate, create and understand bodily boundaries, navigate borders at micro and macro level and incorporate non-humans to live microbially entangled lives. […] Jenny Westad