Conference Review

‘Found Performance’: Reflections on an undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine

‘Found Performance’: An undisciplinary symposium exploring aesthetic methodologies in health care and medicine. Studio Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, June 15th 2018. Report by co-chairs Alex Mermikides and Stuart Wood What happens if we approach sites of medicine or health care as if they are already in performance? Asking Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Arts in Health

‘Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion’ reviewed by Ligia Batista Silverman.

‘Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion’ by Persephone Sextou (The University of Chicago Press, 2016). Persephone Sextou comprehensively frames Theatre for Children in Hospital (TCH) as a bedside and interactive theatre approach concerned with reframing illness and the identity of children in hospital, and argues that TCH offers Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Call for Reviews

Call for Review: ‘Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion’ by Persephone Sextou.

We are delighted to offer Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion (Sextou, 2016) for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book would be of particular interest to a reviewer with experience and expertise in applied theatre and performance, drama therapy, or child health. Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

For the best – a new play by Operating Theatre (Washington Arts Centre, 12 February 2015)

Operating Theatre produces thought-provoking drama on health and social issues using professional writers, directors and actors: Operating Theatre present… For the Best Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB 12 February 2015 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 / £5.00 (conc) Louise has a friend. Her name is Brenda, she’s come Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock’ by Tiffany Watt Smith

A reviewer is needed for ‘On Flinching’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Tiffany Watt Smith. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities and may be of particular interest to readers with an interest in English literature, theatre studies, and the history of the emotions and sensations. ‘While the end of the nineteenth Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

A Malady of Migration: A Theatrical Examination of Diaspora, Displacement & Mental Disorders in the 19th C (Theatre, 26-28 June 2014, Coventry)

A Malady of Migration A theatrical examination of diaspora, displacement and mental disorders in the 19th century At a time when the issues of migration and mental health are seldom out of the news, CHM has worked with Talking Birds theatre company and the Centre for the History of Medicine Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Events

Events on Mental Health, Stigma and Theatre with Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley (Edinburgh, 26 March 2014)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH HEALTH HUMANITIES SEMINAR AND MASTERCLASS SERIES EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER MASTERCLASS: STAGING THE STIGMA Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley Wednesday 26 March 2014, University of Edinburgh 2:00-3:30pm Room G.11 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley are service managers of community mental Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

Passages from Empire (Staged reading of an original play, King’s College London, 13 Dec 2013))

The King’s College Centre for the Humanities and Health warmly invite you to a staged reading of an original play, “Passages from Empire”, based on the lives and letters of overseas nurses. This play is part of the Centre for the Humanities and Health ‘Scripting Nursing’ project.’ When:                  Friday 13th December Read more…

By medh, ago
Centre for Medical Humanities