Storytelling for Health (Conference, Swansea, 16-17 June 2017)

ABMU Health Board is holding its very first Storytelling for Health conference. The conference aims to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice. An exciting range of speakers is now confirmed, with papers, presentations and performances from Daniel Morden and the Devil’s Violin (one of the Read the full article…

Beyond Therapy: Situating art and design in healthcare contexts (CfP, Loughborough University, 6-8 April 2017)

Panel 4 at Association of Art Historians (AAH) annual conference 2017 Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016 Convenors: Tamar Tembeck (McGill University); Mary Hunter (McGill University) In Europe and North America, greater attention is being paid to the built environment in medical spaces. ‘Healthy design’ initiatives are increasingly being integrated into hospital planning. Such Read the full article…

International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress (Conference, Dublin, 17-21 October 2016)

Early-bird registration for IPOS 2016 – ‘Psycho-Oncology: Science, Art and Practice – Bridging the Gap’ – has been extended until 17th July. Abstracts for poster presentations can also be accepted up until Friday 15th July. IPOS is an opportunity for professionals working in cancer support services to share and learn about cutting-edge research and best practices in 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…

Cardiff Launch of Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project

We are proud to announce the Cardiff  launch of the Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula project in Cardiff with an exhibition of new work by Jac Saorsa throughout August this year. The project had its London preview last month at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Regents Park, and the work will be touring Read the full article…

After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

Introducing Chalkie’s Demon Diary: Mike White’s occasional rants & reflections during the progress of his illness

On 3/2/15 it gets written that ‘Chalkie’ is Mike White, erstwhile arts and health agent for the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and abiding research fellow of St. Chad’s College. He has also been to some degree responsible for delivering the Angel of the North to Tyneside and for steering the development of Read the full article…

Beatings with a Carrot – Mike White on Arts and Diversity

Mike White, CMH Arts in Health Correspondent, writes: It has been the Arts Council’s misfortune that in the past it has interpreted ‘diversity’ as culture’s prerogative to go off in all directions, leaving it to mediate successive governments’ melting pot metaphors of an inclusive multi-racial Britain. But recently in a sharp policy announcement that is 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…