Brains: The Mind as Matter, The Wellcome Trust, London

Felicity Callard writes: A private view is not the best of times to take in the subtleties of an exhibition’s content. The private view of Brains: The Mind of Matter took place on 28 March. It was undoubtedly a fascinating affair, not least in the emphasis that Sir Mark Walport, Director of The Wellcome Trust, Read the full article…

‘This is your hospital’: Film Screening, Museum of Croydon, 1 May, 5-6 pm

‘This Is Your Hospital’: Film Screening Tuesday 1 May, 5 – 6pm Museum of Croydon Screening of a 30 minute documentary on Warlingham Park Hospital in Croydon, focusing on mental health care from 1945 to 1960. Combining historic footage with the stories of staff, former patients and their relatives, the film is a moving account of some of Read the full article…

The 21st Century Body Symposium (UCL, 18 May 2012)

The 21st Century Body Symposium Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Bloomsbury campus, University College London 18th May, 2012 9am to 6pm, followed by a drinks reception What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century? In what ways is this question affected by new forms of technologies, such as biometrics or the evolution of Read the full article…

‘About Face’ Exhibition

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibition, About Face, held in partnership with the Durham Light Infantry Museum Art Gallery from the 5th May -24th June 2012. The exhibition will feature a display of works by the surgeon artist Henry Tonks. Tonks (1862 – 1937) was a qualified surgeon Read the full article…

International Health Humanities: New Network and Web Site Launched

The International Health Humanities Network provides a global platform for innovative scholars, medical, health and social care professionals, voluntary sector workers and creative practitioners to join forces with informal and family carers, service-users and the wider self-caring public to explore, celebrate and develop new approaches in advancing health and wellbeing through the arts and humanities Read the full article…

Pain and Old Age: Three Centuries of Suffering in Silence? (CFP, Conference, Birkbeck, 27 October 2012)

PAIN AND OLD AGE: THREE CENTURIES OF SUFFERING IN SILENCE? Public Conference:  27 October 2012 Call for Papers The Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London. Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Prof. Lynn Botelho (Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania)  According to the British Read the full article…

Body, Corporeality and Identity (Programme Announced and Registrations Now Open,Durham, May 2012)

Body, Corporeality and Identity A One-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop With Keynote Speaker PROF. CHRIS SHILLING (Kent University) Durham University Saturday 19th May 2012, 9.30 – 4.00pm At Durham University, workshops have explored human sensory experience and engagement with the material world, audiences and corporeal displays and what it is to be human. Continuing this innovation Read the full article…

‘Artists catalysing change and facilitating health and flourishing’ & ‘Perceptions, attitudes and experiences of end of life care for heart failure’ (School of Medicine & Health Seminar Series, May 1 2012)

School of Medicine & Health Seminar Series Tuesday 01st May in F009, Stockton Campus 12.00 lunch, 12.30 seminar Presented by two of the School’s PhD candidates: Anni Raw Is there a transnational practice form in evidence? Comparing researcher observations and practitioners’ perspectives on community-based participatory arts practice in the UK and in Mexico: Artists catalysing Read the full article…