Space and Place in the Health Humanities, plus a Masterclass on the Geography of a Dance Intervention – Prof Sarah Atkinson (Seminar, Edinburgh, 23 Jan 2014)

The sixth Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass will be on Thursday 23 January 2014.

Prof Sarah Atkinson, Deptartment of Geography, Durham University. Co-Director of Belief, Understanding and Wellbeing, Wolfson Research Institute, and Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanities

Public Seminar: Space and Place in the Health and Medical Humanities
Thursday 23 January 2014, 3:30-5:00pm
The Old Library, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP

Masterclass: Moments of Transition: the Geography of a Dance Intervention
Thursday 23 January 2014, 6:00-7:30pm
Room G.04 Doorway 6, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

The arts and health field has given much of its attention to demonstrating the value of the arts to health and wellbeing. However, less attention has been given to how the benefits of the arts may come about. Drawing on geographical theorisations of moments of transition, the seminar will explore the nature of wellbeing and the processes of change through a case study of a dance and movement intervention in a primary school. Please note that registration via email is required for the evening masterclass.

 

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