Storytelling for Health Conference (CfP, Swansea, 16th – 17th June 2017)

AMBU Health Board is holding its very first Storytelling for Health conference. This major international conference will bring together arts practitioners, health practitioners and researchers. Our aims are to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice. To this end we are seeking contributions within Read the full article…

Culture, Health and Wellbeing (Conference, Bristol, June 19-21, 2017)

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers and Read the full article…

‘A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine’ reviewed by Ashleigh Blackwood

A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine edited by Corinna Wagner and Andy Brown (Bloomsbury, 2016) Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘A Body of Work,’ Dr Ashleigh Blackwood offers her perspective as a post-doctoral researcher. You can see the accompanying review offered by Dr Marion Lynch here.  On Thomas De Quincey’s (1821) ‘Confessions of Read the full article…

Disability, Arts and Health Conference (CfP, Bergen, Norway, 1-2 September 2016)

This conference aims to reflect critically on how disability is represented and theorised in contemporary society, both in an academic context and outside the academy, including by clinical practitioners, community activists, mainstream media and creative arts practitioners. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Robert McRuer (The George Washington University, US)  Sita Popat (University of Leeds, UK)  Alexa Wright Read the full article…

‘Sea Change: Art, Place and Resilience’ (Lecture, Scottish Youth Theatre, 22nd March, 2016)

Carol Frame of the Glasgow Centre for Population Health offers: Seminar Series 12: Lecture 5 Ruth Little: Sea Change – Art, Place & Resilience What can art and art-making contribute to fostering the coherence, capacity and connection that enable whole body health and adaptation, both social and individual?  How can we better find our own Read the full article…

“Changemakers: Activism and Advocacy for Health” (The New York Academy of Medicine Library, 2016)

The New York Academy of Medicine Library is pleased to announce its schedule of 2016 programming in medicine, history, and the humanities, sponsored by its Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health. This year’s special themed series is “Changemakers: Activism and Advocacy for Health,” showcasing the role of activism in creating change in Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture‘ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh, 2016) for review. We are specifically looking for an academic in the medical humanities to review this book, which will sit alongside a review from a medical professional. Illness narratives have become a cultural phenomenon in the Western world Read the full article…

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) (CfP, University of Glasgow, 16th-17th June 2016)

Papers are invited for the 18th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Geography of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG). This longstanding conference offers a supportive environment to showcase research; providing valuable opportunities for networking, research feedback Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity’ by Kristina Baines

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity‘ by Kristina Baines (Lexington Books, 2016). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity provides an ethnographic account of life in a rural farming village in Read the full article…

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ reviewed by Jason Johnson Peretz

‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’  by Seth M. Holmes (UCPress, 2013) It is likely that the last hands to hold the blueberries, strawberries, peaches, asparagus, or lettuce before you pick them up in your local grocery store belong to Latin American migrant laborers. How might we respect this intimate passing Read the full article…