On Knowledge in the Medical Humanities: Reflections from the Association of Medical Humanities Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (27-29 June, 2018)

Maryam Golafshani writes: Last week I attended the Association of Medical Humanities’ annual conference. The conference was hosted at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with the theme of ‘Shadows and Ashes’ derived from the Roman poet Horace’s famous description of humans as ‘pulvis et umbra sumus’. The conference opened Read more…

Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry reviewed by Michael Flexer

‘Everyday Ethics: Voices from the Front Line of Community Psychiatry’ by Paul Brodwin (University of California Press, 2013). At the heart of this impressive ethnographic study of the pseudonymous ‘Eastside Service’ lies a simple question: what is – or might be – ‘everyday ethics’ for community mental health care?  Anthropologist Read more…

Common Knowledge: A New Consultancy Offering Best Practice in Arts in Health and Education

Common Knowledge assists project management, action research and learning development in arts in health. We offer an independent and competitively priced consultancy with practical support on: •Developing arts in health projects with communities and schools • Workforce learning programmes that bring creativity to health promotion, targeted for specific professions and Read more…

Feeling at Home

Christina Ingram writes from Fremantle: Looking back on week three  – and once again it has had a different feel to it. Definitely starting to feel more at home and apart of the team here at Dadaa. Having said that we have spent a lot of time out of the Read more…

Settling in. . .

Christina Ingram writes from Fremantle: Week Two – Settling In This week we discussed with David and Chris our program. Talking through what enjoyed and we didn’t where we felt we were gaining valuable experience and where we felt we weren’t. This was a great opportunity to change and adapt Read more…

A Dictionary of Feelings

James Allott’s latest post from Fremantle: While looking through my journal for blog content, I realised I’d written a lot about how I’ve felt throughout the exchange thus far. It’s good for both my professional and personal development. I then began to think about the Year 6 Self-Portrait Project back Read more…

A Whirlwind Fortnight!

Well it has been a lovely two-and-a-half weeks in cloudy England! I am the Australian artist, Renae Coles, that has bent sent over to West Yorkshire for the professional development of a lifetime! I have so much to say that I’m not sure where to start. Maybe some dot-point highlights Read more…