Review of “International Network Toward Alternatives & Recovery” conference (Liverpool, June 2014)

Roz Oates, a doctoral student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, who is also part of the Hearing the Voice research team, writes: International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery International Conference: Liverpool, UK 25 – 27 June 2014 Between 25 and 27 June, I attended a conference on ‘Power to Communities: Read the full article…

Life with Dementia: Relations (CfP, Conference, Sweden, 15-17 October 2014)

Life with Dementia: Relations Centre for Dementia Research Linköping University Norrköping, Sweden 15-17 October, 2014 The aim of the international conference LIFE WITH DEMENTIA: RELATIONS is to bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research, approaching dementia from theoretical as well as empirical perspectives. We welcome abstracts addressing one or Read the full article…

Doctoral Studentship: ‘Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being’ at University of Leeds

A funding opportunity at the University of Leeds for someone wanting to do PhD research on how questions of community health and wellbeing interact with twentieth-century literary fictions. The doctoral researcher will conduct an in-depth study of health and wellbeing as they are conceptualised, contextualised and interrogated in contemporary (mid-late 20th and 21st century) British Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (Week 8): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Week 8! Week 7 disappeared in a visit from a friend, complete with car, and an amazing (for an artist with a passion for the human form) voyage into the world of the University of Texas Medical Branch Anatomy Department! I stepped away temporarily from the Drawing Women’s Cancer box in order to see parts Read the full article…

The Lantern Parade: A Conversation (Invitation to participate, 16-17 Jan 2014, Queen’s Campus Durham University)

The Centre for Medical Humanities and The Institute for Advanced Studies, Durham University invite you to join THE LANTERN PARADE A Conversation 16-17 January 2014 Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees The lantern parade is an occasion to view a community in another light. Sometimes it is a one-off event, but 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…

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care (CfP, Conference, Durham University, April 2013)

Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Care 17-18 April 2013 Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan’s College, Durham University We call for papers that explore the intersections of social enterprise, social innovation and care within the contemporary landscape of social policy, practice and governance. Social enterprise and social innovation are widely touted as significant forces within contemporary governance. Read the full article…

Resistance or Resilience? (CFP, Special Issue, New Journal, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses)

Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses is a fully peer-reviewed journal that creates a platform for dialogue about the processes, spaces, policies, practices and subjectivities through which resilience is seen to operate. As such, this journal draws together academic expertise from disciplines such as international sociology, geography, political theory, development studies, security studies, anthropology and Read the full article…

Common Knowledge: A New Consultancy Offering Best Practice in Arts in Health and Education

Common Knowledge assists project management, action research and learning development in arts in health. We offer an independent and competitively priced consultancy with practical support on: •Developing arts in health projects with communities and schools • Workforce learning programmes that bring creativity to health promotion, targeted for specific professions and groups, or for a mix Read the full article…

International Society of Critical Health Psychology (CFP, Conference, Bradford, 22-24 July 2013)

Call for Submissions – 2013 Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) will be held at the University of Bradford in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 22nd-24th July 2013. This conference is being organised by a consortium comprising the universities of Bradford, Read the full article…