Arts in Health

Call for Creative Work (Translating Chronic Pain)

The AHRC-funded research network Translating Chronic Pain: A Critical and Creative Research Network is an eighteen month interdisciplinary critical/creative project based at Lancaster University. Our goal is to bring together people living with persistent pain, representatives from pain charities, creative writers, academics, and medical practitioners. We aim to better represent chronic pain experience by Read more…

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…

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Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics (CfP, Berlin, 27-28 October 2017)

The PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany announces this two-day academic conference and call for papers: ‘Stories of Illness/Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural’. The keynote speaker will be Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College), author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma Read more…

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Beyond Therapy: Situating art and design in healthcare contexts (CfP, Loughborough University, 6-8 April 2017)

Panel 4 at Association of Art Historians (AAH) annual conference 2017 Deadline for Paper Proposals: 7 November 2016 Convenors: Tamar Tembeck (McGill University); Mary Hunter (McGill University) In Europe and North America, greater attention is being paid to the built environment in medical spaces. ‘Healthy design’ initiatives are increasingly being Read more…

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Feel It Festival: Exploring Pain & Breath Through Performance (Public Engagement, University of Bristol, 17-20 November 2016)

From the 17th to 20th of November 2016 the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and the Life of Breath project will bring together researchers, artists and members of the public to debate and explore University of Bristol research on the experience of being human; in particular pain and breathlessness. Read more…

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Disability, Arts and Health Conference (CfP, Bergen, Norway, 1-2 September 2016)

This conference aims to reflect critically on how disability is represented and theorised in contemporary society, both in an academic context and outside the academy, including by clinical practitioners, community activists, mainstream media and creative arts practitioners. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Robert McRuer (The George Washington University, US)  Sita Popat (University Read more…

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