Conferences and Symposiums

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 Read more…

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Book Review

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ reviewed by Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Following our initial call for clinical and academic reviews of ‘Illness as many Narratives,’ Dr Sophie Fitzsimmons offers her perspective as a junior doctor. You can see the accompanying review offered by Drs Claire Hooker and Scott Fitzpatrick here.  A Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Transformations: Sharing knowledge about territories and practices in the Medical Humanities (Conference, Northumbria University, 28th June 2016)

From its roots as an interdisciplinary field of medicine concerned primarily with the role of arts and humanities in the education of medical staff, through to newer and emerging practices that connect a wider range of disciplinary expertise to a broader circle of care in health and well-being, the medical/health Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

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 Read more…

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Book Review

‘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 Read more…

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Arts in Health

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 Read more…

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Call for Reviews

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 Read more…

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