Liminality and transformation in social and emotional wellbeing: arts-based intervention for primary school children

“Liminality and transformation in social and emotional wellbeing: arts-based intervention for primary school children” is an article by CMH Associate Director Sarah Atkinson and CMH Artist Associate Mary Robson, currently under review. The abstract is below; comments and questions are welcome! Abstract: Arts-based projects to enhance the social and emotional Read more…

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Two

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues: The pathologisation of unhappiness as disease has in turn spawned a counter-culture committed to the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness, which might just result in a generation of the worried-well, who aren’t going to achieve the Nirvana promised Read more…

The Stimulated Body and the Arts – The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics Conference

‘The Stimulated Body and the Arts: The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics’ International Interdisciplinary Conference Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease February 17 and 18 Hatfield College, Durham University, UK This conference will discuss the history of the relationship between aesthetics and medical understandings Read more…