Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia (Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, 4th September 2015)

Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce a symposium on ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’. This symposium will be held on Friday 4th September 2015, 9.00-17.00, at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 4th Floor Events Suite. The ‘Connecting Minds’ symposium is intended to encourage dialogue and collaboration between academics, arts and healthcare professionals, service 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…

AMH 2015 ‘Dangerous Currents’ (Annual Conference, Dartington Hall, 23-25 June 2015)

In collaboration with Falmouth University and Creating Space Canada THE ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES (AMH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 Dartington Hall Tues 23rd/ Wed 24th/ Thurs 25th June 2015 Dangerous Currents: risk & regulation at the interface of medicine & the arts Call for presentation proposals | Opening Keynote | Draft Programme Keynote conversations: Alphonso Lingis & Adrian Read the full article…

Blind Creations: International Conference & Micro Arts Festival (Royal Holloway, 28-30 June 2015)

This three-day international conference and micro arts festival,which will take place between 28 June and 30 June 2015, seeks to explore the relationship between blind people and artistic creation. Our definition of ‘blind person’ is broad, encompassing anyone who might be defined as having ‘non-normative vision’ and / or who relates to the world using 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…

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, 1-2 July, 2015)

Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) Held at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015 When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to 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…

A Spotted Hankie and the Open Road – and Arts in Health in Australia

Mike White writes: I have just taken early retirement on health grounds and am leaving the Durham Centre for Medical Humanities, though I shall still post blogs here from the cerebral Bowling Green as I cope with the new realities of beige clothing and those staples of later life – cream crackers and lemon curd. Read the full article…