‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 Nov 2016 from 10am-4pm

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm Hearing the Voice warmly welcomes you to a day-long event of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions with academics, clinicians and experts by experience exploring future directions in voice-hearing research, the treatment of distressing voices, mental health services, public Read the full article…

Beyond Dead Weight: Redefining my practice as Visual Artist and Carer (guest post, Rachael Allen)

I remember the exact moment when I became aware of the medical humanities, casually taking in a poster on the student notice board in Durham medical school whilst attended a meeting about a potential arts and anatomy collaboration. Having wrestled with the locality of my practice in the conventional art world for years, I felt Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal (Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, and a source of artistic Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s accounts of Kingsley Hall (Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. At the start of April I left London, where I teach British Literature to students from Florida State University, and moved up to Scotland. Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary  I’ve been able Read the full article…

Two New British Academy Fellows from Hearing the Voice

Reposted with permission from Hearing the Voice                 Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce that Professor Patricia Waugh, co-investigator on Hearing the Voice, and our collaborator Professor Sophie Scott (University College London) have been elected as new British Academy Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research. Patricia Waugh Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity – facilitated serendipity?

post provided by Jane Johnson, PhD student Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshop The Practice, Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University was hugely thought provoking. Having read a literature review on the subject plus the recommended pre-course texts, I was somewhat relieved by Callard and Read the full article…

Jerusalem – Come and celebrate the song’s centenary at Beamish (Beamish Museum, 11th June 2016)

Beamish are working with Durham University to celebrate the centenary of Jerusalem and the enduring legacy that the song’s composer, Hubert Parry, had on music across the country. Jerusalem was originally composed for a meeting in 1916 of ‘Fight for Right’ which was a movement that was trying to boost morale and support for the Read the full article…

Working with Voices – Day 1, Durham University, 18 April 2016

Reposted from Hearing the Voice | Apr 26, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Lectures & Workshops, HtV Research Over the past three and a half years, Hearing the Voice has worked closely with the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) on a number of initiatives designed to improve therapeutic practice in cases where 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…