‘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…

Resilience and the Child: Childhood as Archetypal Opportunity and Dilemma in George MacDonald’s Fantastical Fiction

The concept of resilience is as old as humanity itself. Found in as diverse places as the myth of the Phoenix and the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, this idea seems to be paradigmatic to human experience. But what exactly does the term describe? Is it useful? Resilience, as a psychological concept, is Read the full article…

Psychological Resilience: Governing the Brain, Mind & Behaviour (Day Seminar, Birmingham, 23 June 2014)

Psychological resilience. Governing the brain, mind and behaviour University of Birmingham, Michael Tippett Room, Staff House23rd June 2014, 9:00 – 4:30pmREGISTRATION OPEN Organisers: Jessica Pykett (Birmingham University), Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead (Aberystywth University), Maria Fannin (Bristol University), Ben Anderson, Joe Painter (Durham University) This seminar highlights the range of psychological approaches which have influenced contemporary Read the full article…

Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture & Social Progress (CFP, Special Issue, Health, Culture & Society)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health, Culture and Society: Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture and Social Progress This year the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 20th the International Day of Happiness. This day is premised on international recognition of the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal, and Read the full article…

‘What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda?’: Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium (London, 10 June 2013)

  British Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Study Group symposium What does sociology need to contribute towards or against the wellbeing agenda? Monday, 10th June 2013, 11.30-4.30 pm BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London  The purpose of this afternoon symposium is to provide a space for critical sociological discussion of the current UK government ‘wellbeing’ Read the full article…

Facing the Future 2013 (CFP, Postgraduate Conference, Dundee, 10-12 April 2013)

The Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are hosting a three day postgraduate symposium exploring challenges and opportunities in environmental change research in the areas of Food, Water, Energy, Health and Nature.  The three day symposium will Read the full article…

Resistance or Resilience? (CFP, Special Issue, New Journal, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses)

Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses is a fully peer-reviewed journal that creates a platform for dialogue about the processes, spaces, policies, practices and subjectivities through which resilience is seen to operate. As such, this journal draws together academic expertise from disciplines such as international sociology, geography, political theory, development studies, security studies, anthropology and Read the full article…

Health and mental resilience (CFP, Conference, Krakow, October 20-21 2012)

Health and mental resilience: an interdisciplinary approach An international conference organized by the Developmental and Health Psychology Department, Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University. Krakow. October 20-21, 2012 The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being, an indicator of thoroughly healthy functioning. Health understood in such Read the full article…

Narratives of Resilience (CFP, Workshop, Durham 30 May 2012)

Narratives of Resilience Workshop: 30th May, Durham University, UK. Workshop overview: This workshop seeks to interrogate the concept of resilience. Even after the most cursory of glances at this term, it becomes clear that ‘resilience’ is used in different ways, at different times, to different ends. That this concept should have a multiplicity of meanings Read the full article…