Durham Centre for Medical Humanities/Wolfson PG & ECR Network (CfP, Durham University, 2 December 2015)

The next meeting of the CMH Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher Medical Humanities Network will take place at The Williams’ Library, St. Chad’s College, North Bailey, Durham. This meeting of the postgrad/ECR medical humanities discussion group will examine some of the various dimensions of mental illness and mental wellbeing within the medical humanities and related disciplines. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Depression and melancholia
  • Mental capacity
  • Stigma relating to mental illness
  • Cultural constructions of madness
  • Personality disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Artistic practice and mental wellbeing
  • Free time and mental health

The meeting will open with a number of short presentations and then lead into a wider discussion about the issues raised. We are looking for two or three volunteers to provide an informal opening presentation on an aspect of their research which speaks to the theme of this session (5-8 minutes). Please reply to Fraser Riddell if you are interested in presenting and in order to register your attendance (for purposes of cake and tea).

We look forward to seeing you in December – new members are always very welcome!

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