Ruth is a a PhD. candidate at Autónoma University of Madrid and a member of Hist-Ex.

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HIST-EX is a group dedicated to researching the history and philosophy of experiences. The group is made up of specialists from a number of different areas including cultural history, anthropology, history of science, philosophy, history of art, literature and linguistics, sociology, medicine, psychology, psychiatry and sports sciences, as well as a number of well-known creatives from fields such as photography, documentary cinema and painting.

Hist-Ex is currently working on the cultural history of wellbeing (HUM FFI2013-46361-R), a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad). Its headquarters are the Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, although some of its members come from other national and international institutions.

Current research interest include:

narrative medicine, shamanism and cinema, first person film-making and representation of grief, the history of tears, gender & chronic illnesses.

© 2019 Ruth Somalo