Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) (CfP, Conference, London, 14-15 May 2014).

The first Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) Conference will be held on 14-15th May 2014 in London, England at the Coin St Neighbourhood Centre. HERON is an international network founded in 2010. It aims to develop and promote interactions between health practitioners, researchers and community members and representatives to enable a more collaborative approach to 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…

‘Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences’ (Medical Humanities Postgraduate & ECR Network Event, Durham, Thursday 5 Dec 2013)

‘Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences’ Centre for Medical Humanities Post-Graduate and Early Career Network Thursday, 5th December, 2-3:30 pm, CA113 Caedmon Building (on the Hild and Bede College/ School of Education campus, Durham University) Tea and cakes provided What does it mean to be part of a medical humanities community in which comparable themes and empirical Read the full article…

Men’s Health, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing (Symposium, 19 March, Durham)

Men’s Health, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing 19th March 2014 9:30 to 17:00, Trevelyan College, Durham Keynote Speaker : Professor John Oliffe. This symposium will bring together a wealth of current research from leading academics in the field of men’s health, as well as considering the future of men’s health research. Recession, industrial decline and job Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 6), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Scratch everything I said last week about 70,000 biking incomers to the island this week… word is that there were over 400,000 extra people here over this last weekend! It would not surprise me at all if this were indeed the case as there seemed to be a sea of bikes from the seawall to Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 5), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Galveston is gearing up for this year’s Lone Star Rally which is a four day ‘bikers’ festival beginning on Thursday this week. Over 70,000 people are expected to roll into this small island and party all weekend. I love on a main thoroughfare right in the heart of the action so I expecting the peace Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar, University of Texas

Just up from Murdoch’s on the Seawall is a structure that may at first seem strange to the uninitiated eye. It is the only piece that remains of the famous Balinese Room Pier. Four timber struts and a slatted roof are all that is left of the original entrance which was on the Seawall itself. Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (Week 2): Jac Saorsa, Visiting scholar at the University of Texas

Each day I walk either along the shore, or past beautiful Victorian architecture in the nationally acclaimed ‘historic district’, to the office I have been assigned at the Institute of Medical Humanities. (To be fair, I actually have two offices… the unofficial one is somewhere between the downtown coffee house, where I am becoming a Read the full article…

Hardly Anything To Add, Everything To Act Upon

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: Check out this blog post summary of the Bristol arts and health conference from Clive Parkinson at MMU.  Oh my, did we cross-fertilise one another! [Can I say that?!] My only addition to all this is Read the full article…

RCTs – The Holy Grail of Arts in Health?

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: On a humid June day in London, I attended a ‘hothouse’ seminar arranged by the Public Engagement Foundation for the purpose of developing a methodological framework for arts and health research. A keynote by Prof. Dame Read the full article…