Promoting young people’s health and wellbeing through the arts – Lisa Nicoll & John McAteer (Scottish Health Humanities Seminar, 16 October 2013, Glasgow)

Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass Lisa Nicoll and Dr John McAteer, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP), “Promoting young people’s health and wellbeing through the arts” This lecture will explore and provide examples of the use of creative activities to promote health, with particular emphasis upon young people. The main focus Read the full article…

Telling Stories in the Medical Encounter Date and time – Prof Larry Hergott (Seminar, Edinburgh University, 14 May 2013)

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland presents: Professor Larry Hergott Telling Stories in the Medical Encounter Date and time Tuesday 14th May, 2013 5pm – 6.30pm (followed by a wine reception) Venue: Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh Prof Hergott will discuss, through the sharing of writings of others and himself, the Read the full article…

Mental Health and Dependency (Second Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, Glasgow, 18 May)

The second MHRNS Symposium, themed on “Mental Health” and “Dependency” will take place on Saturday 18 May, 4 University Gardens, Glasgow. Guest speakers are: Dr Lucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Care and Dependency: Keywords in Disability Culture or Why Language Matters” and Dr Jonathan Andrews (Newcastle University), “Asylum patient cultures: contextualising patient contributors to Edinburgh Read the full article…

Distant Voices, Still Lives: Revealing the Experience of Illness through the Narratives of Others Past and Present – Dr Claire McKechnie (Lecture, Edinburgh, 3 April 2013)

Distant Voices, Still Lives: Revealing the Experience of Illness through the Narratives of Others Past and Present Wed 3rd April 5.30pm – 6.30pm Jordanburn lecture theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital Free but ticketed. Booking essential. A talk which reveals the experience of illness through the narratives of others past and present. Dr Claire McKechnie, Read the full article…

The Camera as Mirror: Movie-Making in Palliative Care (Film Screening & Discussion, Edinburgh, 19 March 2013)

The Camera as Mirror: Movie-Making in Palliative Care Documentary film and discussion with Dr Amy Hardie Tuesday 19th March 2013 6-7.30pm followed by wine reception Lecture Theatre 183, Old College, University of Edinburgh The film is 45 minutes long, following a ground-breaking group bringing people with secondary cancer together. Five very different characters meet at Read the full article…

Mental Health and Dependency (CfP, Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium, 18 May 2013)

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2013 The RSE/Scottish Government-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The network’s website is available here. The second symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, on Saturday 18 May Read the full article…

Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa – Dr Philip Thomas (Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Public Lecture, Edinburgh, 11 March 2013)

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland is delighted to announce its second public lecture: Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa Dr Philip Thomas 11 March 2013 Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa:  Psychiatry is having to face Read the full article…

Review of the First Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Symposium 2012

Cheryl McGeachan writes: The first Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium took place last month in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. Co-ordinated by Gavin Miller, David Shuttleton and Megan Coyer, the event consisted of a number of diverse, challenging and personal pieces based around the themes “Why Historicise?” and “Theory into Read the full article…

Inaugural Symposium of the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (Glasgow, April 2012) – Programme Announced

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012 The RSE-funded MHRNSaims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The first symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, on Saturday 28 April 2012, addressing two of the network’s themes: “Why Read the full article…