Conferences and Symposiums

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity (Symposium, Glasgow, 29 May 2014)

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 29 May 2014 The connections between the life and works of Robert Burns and the medical profession will be explored in a symposium in the College on 29 May. Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity (Symposium, Glasgow, 29 May 2014)

Robert Burns and medicine: Exploring links between physical illness, mental disorder and creativity 29 May 2014 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ The intention of the day is to establish research trajectories in two main areas: a historico-cultural view of ‘Burns Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Read more…

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Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

Art in the Asylum: Creativity & the Evolution of Psychiatry (Exhibition, Nottingham, 7 September – 3 November 2013)

Art in the Asylum Exhibition & new installation “Marat Sade Bohnice” by Althea Thauberger Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry presents the first look at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early 1800s to the 1970s. Over nearly two centuries, the visual Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority (Registration Now Open, University of Glasgow, 23-­25 August 2013)

We’re delighted to announce that registration for the conference, ‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority, has opened. The conference will be hosted by the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow from 23-25 August 2013. The plenary speakers will be: Professor Rita Charon (Columbia University): ‘To Write is Read more…

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Think Piece

The S Factor (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The S Factor For Heidi Sometimes Craziness creates a Heightened Illumination of the Zeitgeist Originality its Privilege Humour its Revenge Every outsider Nonconformist work of art is an Ingenious Act of lunacy. © Sandy Jeffs 2013 Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and community educator. Her memoir Flying with Paper Read more…

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Centre for Medical Humanities