Title of project:

Hubbub (at The Hub at The Wellcome Collection)


Name and institution of principle investigators:

Dr Felicity Callard, Durham University


Names and institutions of co investigators/collaborators:

Professor Charles Fernyhough, Durham University

Ms Claudia Hammond, freelance

Dr Daniel Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human, Cognitive & Brain Sciences

Dr James Wilkes, Durham University
Funding sources:

The Wellcome Trust


Summary of research:

Hubbub is an international team of scientists, humanists, artists, clinicians, public health experts, broadcasters and public engagement professionals. We explore the dynamics of rest, noise, tumult, activity and work, as they operate in mental health, neuroscience, the arts and the everyday. We are based in London as the first residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection from October 2014 to July 2016.

Our interdisciplinary project was awarded a £1m grant by the Wellcome Trust. The grant-holding institution is Durham University, and the project also draws on the resources of The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, and the University of York.

The Hub at Wellcome Collection is an exciting new space that will provide resources and a stimulating space for researchers and other creative minds to collaborate on a project that will explore medicine in historical and cultural contexts. The Hub will make a central contribution to the Trust’s vision of improving human and animal health and be a flagship interdisciplinary environment that nurtures this approach.

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Anticipated time frame of project:

We are residents of The Hub until end of July 2016


Anticipated audiences:

Humanities researchers, social scientists, artists, cognitive neuroscientists, members of the public interested in questions of rest, work, noise, tumult, employees of The Wellcome Trust


Tagged as: 

rest, noise, work, interdisciplinary


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Posted on 17 Apr 2015, under Projects.