Critical Mass Arts in Health Gathering – images of some initial thoughts

It’s day one of the Arts in Health Critical Mass meeting in Durham. Ideas are fizzing, energy is circulating, and there is a growing sense that clear plans for action are brewing. Here are just a few of the thoughts guiding our discussions:

How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” Report on a Symposium

CMH Affiliate and coordinator of the Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Sally Brown writes: On Thursday afternoon, the first half-day workshop organised by the Qualitative Health Research Group and the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit took place, on the topic  “How do we better understand, and change, people’s behaviour in relation to symptoms?” Delegates from Read the full article…

A Great Week for Medical Humanities Networking

On the train on the way back from a joint research meeting at Kings College’s Centre for the Humanities and Health, it was great to see Gavin Miller posting about the first meeting of the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland.  There’s been networking north and south this week as our meeting at Kings College was Read the full article…

Physicians of the Soul: Between Psychotherapy & Spirituality – Conference at Trinity College Oxford, 2-4 September 2011

Physicians of the Soul: Between Psychotherapy & Spirituality September 2-4 2011 Trinity College, University of Oxford This conference explores the various forms of inter-face between psychotherapy, counselling, psychiatry, pastoral care, theology, spirituality, and philosophy. Papers will examine the notion of psycho-therapia (spirit or soul-care) as understood and expressed in these potentially over-lapping fields of practice Read the full article…

First Event in Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland is an initiative supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The first research workshop in the series organised by the MHRNS took place on Saturday 18 June at the University of Glasgow. Read the full article…

Joint King’s-Durham Medical Humanities Research Day, June 21 King’s College London

Researchers from the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham are delighted to be visiting the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London for a joint research day on June 21 2011. Details of the programme appear in full on the CHH Blog here. If you would like to join in the conversation, Read the full article…

CFP: Graphic Medicine: Visualising the Stigma of Illness, 17 November 2011

Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness 17th November Leeds Art Gallery This one-day interdisciplinary conference aims to explore medical narrative in graphic novels and comics with an emphasis on the stigma of illness, disease or disability, both physical and mental. A subgenre of graphic narrative known as graphic medicine is emerging as a field Read the full article…

CFP: Capitalism and Emotion, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, June 2012

Emotions and Capitalism Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, 27 – 30 June, 2012 CFP Due 15 July 2011 The question of how emotions were and are shaped in capitalist cultures and vice versa: how capitalist cultures are shaped through emotional discourses and practices is still widely under-researched. This conference on emotions and capitalism Read the full article…

MASK MIRROR MEMBRANE – A Deborah Padfield Exhibition, London 6-16th July 2011

 MASK:MIRROR:MEMBRANE is the result of a collaboration between artist Deborah Padfield with pain specialist Professor Joanna Zakrzewska and facial pain clinicians and patients at UCLH. The images exhibited evolved out of a two-year artist’s residency investigating facial pain and the role photographs can play in its communication. It involved co-creating photographic images with patients that reflected their personal experience Read the full article…

An Invitation to Contribute to the Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

The CMH blog is a leading source of news and commentary in the medical and health humanities, and has been recognised as one of the top 50 blogs for humanities scholars. Our aim is to engage as many readers as possible in a conversation about the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. In addition to calls Read the full article…