Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health

Mike White’s new essay “Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health” was commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank. The introduction is below and full text is available here: “Arts in health is at a fork in the road. The hard-paved route, The Empirical Highway, leads to probable damnation Read the full article…

Philosophy Workshop on Time and Well-Being (Birmingham, 6 June 2014)

Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham Branch Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Friday 6th of June 2014 Room G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus Workshop on Time and Well-Being 13.00-14.20 “The Passing of Momentary Well-Being” Ben Bramble (University of Vienna) 14.20-14.40 Tea and Coffee Break 14.40-16.00 “What Is Child Well-Being?” Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) 16.00-16.20 Tea Read the full article…

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health (CfP, ConFestival, Leeds, October 2014)

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health: ‘Confestival’ in Leeds, October 2014 October 15 – 23 at assorted venues across Leeds (including the first Love Arts Conversation – October 21 and 22) October will see Leeds buzzing with the launch of the fourth annual Love Arts festival. Once again Love Arts will be partnering with amazing art Read the full article…

The Cultural Value in What Goes Around Comes Around

Mike White of CMH writes: An Arts Council’s publication which appeared on 14 March 2014, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, presents a rapid review of instrumental impacts of arts engagement, leading to a poorly founded and lugubrious conclusion that there is little evidence of causal links between arts engagement and Read the full article…

Academy Scholarship Competition 2014 (Undergraduates of all disciplines apply by March 31 2014)

For the third year, the Institute of Ideas will be running the Academy Scholarship Programme for full time students of ANY academic discipline. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the annual Academy weekend for only £60. Read on for details of how to apply. The Institute of Ideas Academy is an annual three day Read the full article…

International perspectives on the development of research-guided practice in community-based arts in health

  Mike White writes: Volume 3 Issue 3 of this international UNESCO e-journal is a special issue edited by Mike White and Sarah Atkinson of the Centre for Medical Humanities and Margret Meagher of Arts and Health Australia on international approaches to participatory and community-based arts in health.  The papers originate from UK, Ireland, Australia and New 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…

Landscapes & Health Special Issue (CFP, Landscape Research Journal Special Issue)

Landscape Research Call for Papers: Landscapes and Health Special Issue Guest Editor: Catharine Ward Thompson Director, OPENspace Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK This special issue aims to explore topics related to the relationship between landscape and human health. Whilst this subject has dominated public health and green space research agendas recently, less attention has Read the full article…

Geographies of Health and Well-being (GoHWell) Research Speed Dating (23 October 2013, Durham University)

Durham’s Geographies of Health and Well-being (GoHWell) Reading Group is an interdisciplinary research group of staff and students based in the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Wolfson Research Institute, the Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience (IHRR), and the Department of Geography. More information about the group is available here. We would like to invite Read the full article…

Critical Geographies of Urban Health & Well-being (CFP, Conference, Southampton, 21–22 November 2013)

CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING A two-day conference and open discussion organised by the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group (UGRG). Dates: 21-22 November 2013 Location: University of Southampton, UK Preliminary Call for Contributions This year’s UGRG Conference will explore the relationship between urban space and health and well-being, of how theories of urban Read the full article…