The Arts Health Early Career Research Network (Announcement)

The Arts Health ECRN brings together early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health and medicine. It has three aims: To link together early career researchers through social events, networking opportunities and workshops To provide podcasts and newsletters to help early career researchers learn more about the field To run training events Read the full article…

Examining the utility of music interventions for children with learning disabilities (Conference, London, 28 November 2016)

Live Music Now and the Royal Society of Medicine invite you to their second joint conference. This all-day event will explore the topic of music interventions in medicine, further to increased research scrutiny into arts and music activities for children with learning disabilities. Music is a source of stimulation and of reflection for everyone and for all Read the full article…

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (Book Announcement)

CMH are pleased to announce the publication of Olivia Sagan’s Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (forthcoming in October 2014 in the Routledge Series: Advances in Mental Health Research).  This book draws on extensive research carried out with mental health service users who are also practicing artists. Using narrative data gained Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo

A reviewer is needed for a unique and beautifully crafted book entitled ‘Alternative Medicine’ by Rafael Campo (Duke University Press, 2014). Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, but this book will be especially well suited to those with an interest in poetry and literature. ‘In his sixth collection of poetry, the Read the full article…

Blood Makes Noise – Evaluation available of unique film exploring chronic kidney failure.

The final evaluation and report for the film Blood Makes Noise is now online here where you can also watch the full film for free online if you haven’t seen it yet. Blood Makes Noise is a film-based art and science project about renal failure, dialysis, diet and transplant. The project sheds light on the Read the full article…

The Cultural Value in What Goes Around Comes Around

Mike White of CMH writes: An Arts Council’s publication which appeared on 14 March 2014, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, presents a rapid review of instrumental impacts of arts engagement, leading to a poorly founded and lugubrious conclusion that there is little evidence of causal links between arts engagement and Read the full article…

Beyond evidence: theorising arts and health (ESRC Seminar, Glasgow University, 24 April 2014)

Beyond evidence:  theorising arts and health ESRC Seminar 24 April 2014 Glasgow University In a deliberately provocative intervention to the emerging health-and-arts field, this day seminar engages social theoretical resources in order to help elaborate how researchers and practitioners might experiment epistemologically in ways that encourage a movement ‘beyond scientism’ and recycled debates about evidence. Read the full article…

The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities (CfP, Conference, UTMB Galveston, May 2014)

The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities 8-11 May 2014 (Thurs-Sunday) Open Gates Conference Center University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas This conference brings together scholars, clinicians, scientific investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the medical humanities: how they are being created, circulated, used in medical Read the full article…

The ripples from a rich and rare pebble

Having also attended the Roots and Wings finale event, I couldn’t have put it better than Mike White in his recent post! thank you Mike. As evaluator of the Chickenley Roots and Wings project for two significant stretches of its 10 year lifespan, I cannot praise highly enough the work of the arts team – Read the full article…

Art for Hospitals – the healing process

Photographer Dominic Pote writes: Nature has always fascinated me. I discovered nature through painting from an early age. When later I discovered photography, I wanted to continue, this time with the means of the camera, to reveal more about the feeling a landscape can provoke in us. I wanted to find a way to express Read the full article…