Monthly Archives: July 2011

Thinking Globally About Community-Based Arts In Health: Mike White reports

Mike White writes: What a remarkable event our international ‘critical mass’ meeting, held last month in Durham, turned out to be.  The opportunity to have almost all our favourite people from research and practice in the arts in health field … Continue reading

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Durham University Anthropology Department 2011-12 Seminar Series

The Durham University Anthropology department has just announced its Seminar Series 2011-12. The following seminars may be of particular interest to a medical humanities audience: 12th October 2011: Prof Bob Simpson (Durham), “The Gift of the Gift of Life: Rhetorics … Continue reading

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UEL announces a new MA programme in Psychosocial Studies (by distance learning)

UEL’s new post-graduate programme is seeking to re-frame Psychosocial Studies for the 21st century; bringing together cutting edge perspectives about individuals and their social contexts. Questions about the nature of the relationship between the individual and our societies have become … Continue reading

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The Lost Generation Project: Simone Flavelle’s reflections on storytellers, film, intellectual disability and community

Simone Flavelle visited the Centre for Medical Humanities in March as our first international visitor on an ‘artist intensive’. She discussed her Lost Generation Project with members of the Centre and also gave a number of public talks.  What follows … Continue reading

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All Heart Matters – James Borton introduces a blog of Heart Surgery Narratives

I am a triple bypass heart survivor. There is a heart on the side of the Columbia hospital. It is blood red and a big as a billboard. I am glad that it is not shaped like a valentine but … Continue reading

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CFP: Representing the Contentious: A Symposium 14 October 2011

 Representing the Contentious: A Symposium 14 October, 2011 10 am – 4 pm Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT Wellcome Trust Project: Mind Over Matter Representing the Contentious is a one-day interdisciplinary symposium that will examine the … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Children of Chickenley

Carnival 2011, a part of the Roots and Wings project, is now in its eighth year. It is a parade, a festival, a performance, and a celebration of the transition from primary school to high school centred on the metaphor of flying towards … Continue reading

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