Beyond Therapy: Situating art and design in healthcare contexts (CfP, Loughborough University, 6-8 April 2017)

Panel 4 at Association of Art Historians (AAH) annual conference 2017 Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016 Convenors: Tamar Tembeck (McGill University); Mary Hunter (McGill University) In Europe and North America, greater attention is being paid to the built environment in medical spaces. ‘Healthy design’ initiatives are increasingly being integrated into hospital planning. Such Read the full article…

Architecture and nature as a cure for wellbeing

by Maria Giulia Marini, Epidemiologist and Counselor, Director of the Health Area of ISTUD Foundation (Italy) Ancient Greeks did not separate the concept of beautiful (kalos) from the concept of good (agathos): beauty implicates goodness, vice versa the individual virtue spreads charm. Ethics and aesthetics blended, and could not be separated in the so-called kalokagathia, Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities (Reading Group, Wellcome Library, Euston Road, 11 November 2015)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from Read the full article…

ADUK National Seminar 2015: Arts, Health & Wellbeing (Seminar, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, 1st December 2015)

This next national seminar in our professional development programme is aimed at officers involved in both policy and practice related to arts, health and wellbeing commissioning and service provision. Our training needs survey and previous seminar feedback indicated that arts officers across England and Wales are keen to learn more about how arts supports the Read the full article…

Death, Art and Anatomy Conference (CfP, University of Winchester, 3-6th June 2016)

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between death, art and anatomy, by bringing together art historians, medical historians, and practising artists The intersection between death, art and anatomy is a largely marginalised area of study, but one this conference hopes to explore. A major strand of the conference will be addressing a core problem in Read the full article…

‘In the Real: A Review’ by Lois Arkley, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Teeside University

Re-posted with permission from Hearing the Voice Lois Arkeley is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Teesside University. She writes: Earlier this month I attended the UK launch of In the Real by Conor McCormack at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. My initial expectation was that the film would focus on the Bristol Hearing Voices Network Read the full article…

After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Naming of Cancer’ by Tracey S. Rosenberg

Now available for review is a beautiful poetry collection by Tracey S. Rosenberg, entitled ‘The Naming of Cancer’ (Neon Books 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Naming Of Cancer – published on Thursday 27th November 2014 – is Neon‘s very first chapbook. This fourteen-poem volume begins in a hospital, Read the full article…

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula: art and medicine research

I am now in Tanzania based at CCBRT in Dar es Salaam. We are exploring the potential of   art and narrative, both verbal and visual, to raise awareness of the huge problem in Africa of obstetric fistula. My blogsite for more information is: http://drawingof.wordpress.com/artists-blog/ I hope that this work will be of interest and any Read the full article…