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Sleep Stories Episode Three: Encroach by Andrew McMillan

The third and final episode of “Sleep Stories”, a podcast series co-commissioned in collaboration with Durham Book Festival is now available. “Encroach” is an exclusive short story, inspired by the th…

Sleep Stories Episode Two: The Night Watch by Jenn Ashworth

The second episode of “Sleep Stories”, a podcast series co-commissioned in collaboration with Durham Book Festival is now available. “The Night Watch” is an exclusive short story, inspired by the them…

Sleep Stories Episode 1: Daffodilly Dreams by Salena Godden

The first episode of “Sleep Stories”, a podcast series co-commissioned in collaboration with Durham Book Festival is now available. “Daffodilly Dreams” is an exclusive short st…

Sleep Stories and the Science of Sleep

Roundtable event at Durham Book Festival 2021 Saturday 9 October, 8-9pm BST (available to watch on demand until 31st October) With Durham Book Festival, we have commissioned leading British writers Sa…

Talk at MEETmeTONIGHT 2021

An online public talk for the Italian edition of the European Researchers’ Night The talk will be in Italian and will take place on 24th September, 15:40-16pm CEST. Nel talk “Il sonno è in crisi…

Sleep Stories at Durham Book Festival 2021

An exclusive commission inspired by the project We are delighted to be working with three leading British writers on this series of podcasts inspired by the theme of sleep. Durham Book Festi…

Making a Being Human Café

Forty Winks Café as case study for organising a successful Being Human Festival Café In this case study for Being Human Festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, Dr Diletta De…

Making Sleep: New Insights for a New Public Health?

On 7-8 July 2021, Prof Jason Ellis and Dr Diletta De Cristofaro will be speaking at “Making Sleep: New Insights for a New Public Health?“, an online workshop at IAS, University of Surrey. …

Public Lecture at The Lit&Phil

On 10th June 2021, Dr Diletta De Cristofaro will deliver an online public lecture at The Lit&Phil The lecture, “Are We in a Sleep Crisis? Perspectives from Contemporary Culture”, explo…

“Sleep Tight”, article in Costco Connection Magazine

The project was featured in “Sleep Tight”, an article by Kelly Rose Bradford in Costco Connection magazine, in the January/February 2021 issue. Read it here.

Blog Post in The Polyphony

December 2020: Dr Diletta De Cristofaro introduces the project in The Polyphony, Conversations Across the Medical Humanities In this post Diletta De Cristofaro introduces her Wellcome Trust project ‘W…

Talk at Northumbria University’s Institute of Humanities

On 9th December 2020, Dr Diletta De Cristofaro will be giving a talk at Northumbria University’s Institute of Humanities titled “The Sleep Crisis in Contemporary Writings”.

Forty Winks Café at Being Human Festival 2020

On 19th November 2020, the team will be delivering an online event at the UK’s only festival of the humanities Trouble sleeping? Worried about coronavirus? Want to find out more about representa…