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…

Reviewer needed: ‘War, Art, and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley’ edited by Samuel Alberti

Edited by Samuel Alberti (Royal College of Surgeons of England), ‘War, Art, and Surgery’ provides the first full illustrated catalogue of the Royal College of Surgeons collection of works by Henry Tonks and artwork created by Julia Midgley – with short essays and testimonies from personnel involved. The book falls on the heels of the celebrated exhibition held at Read the full article…

Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century (Reading Group, Lit and Phil Library Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 April 2015)

The next meeting will be on Monday 20 April at 6.00pm at the Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle upon Tyne. Everyone is welcome, refreshments available.  Dr. Peter Garratt, Durham University, will be introducing two readings on The Science and Art of Atmosphere Clouds turn the eye upwards towards the indeterminate, towards the gathering possibility of Read the full article…

Affect Formations: Musical performance with live animations shaped by emotional online survey

The Affect Formations project with the Music Department of Durham University explores the relationship between our emotional response to drawings and musical features through several public performances in the North East. Artist Adinda van ’t Klooster is inviting people to complete an online survey and in doing so contribute to an innovative artwork merging music, 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…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

Announcing launch of The Moccasin Bend Project: a place-based autoethnography of psychosis

Timothy Kelly writes: In 1997 I was an involuntary patient in Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute, a state psychiatric hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee. My mother had been a patient in the same hospital in the 1960’s. The Moccasin Bend project explores my experience in and of the hospital in the context of family and broader Read the full article…

32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts (Conference, PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta, June 24-28 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, June 24-28, 2015. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta. Our hosts are Dr Louis Laganà of the Art Department and Professor Carmel Cefai Read the full article…

Emergent authorities and the experience of power (Symposium, University of Brighton, 31 October 2014)

What is the relation between processes of (historical, political, technological) emergence and the material/spiritual investments that attach bodies to power? (How) is authority generated when the world is experienced as perpetual process and creative force? (Why) are we bound to a fate in which spectacular violence subsumes the space of collaborative reason, affective attachment and Read the full article…