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Last Taboo of Motherhood

The Last Taboo of Motherhood project team, based in the Centre for the History of Medicine, are pleased to announce that their project with Fuel Theatre, also entitled The Last Taboo of Motherhood, will feature in Warwick Arts Centre Resonate Festival (part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science) from 4-11 November 2023. There will be a panel discussion about the creation of the work on 8 November at 7.45pm.

The Last Taboo of Motherhood is a series of three individual audio plays illuminating an area of women’s health which has been historically overlooked: postnatal mental illness. The project draws on research by Dr Kelly Couzens, Dr Fabiola Creed and Professor Hilary Marland, and is informed by a variety of historical sources, including first hand testimonies from and by women in twentieth-century Britain. These pieces probe vital questions about women’s experiences and the pervasive culture of silence around maternal mental health.

The audios will be installed in Warwick Arts Centre foyer 4-11 November 2023. Attendance is free, so please come along and listen.

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