States of Rest (IAS Experiencing Time Workshop, 7 Feb 2013, 2-5pm St Mary’s College, Durham University)

Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study and Centre for Medical Humanities present: States of Rest An “Experiencing Time” Workshop 7th February 2013 2-5pm Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Time is often studied and conceptualised in ways which emphasise dynamism, flow and movement, the labours of attention, striving and growing. But what Read more…

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest – Felicity Callard (Seminar, Glasgow, November 2 2012)

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest Dr Felicity Callard Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities, Durham University Friday 2nd of November, 3:30pm East Quadrangle Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Wine Reception to follow Abstract: How might human geography respond to the epistemological and ontological challenges posed Read more…

Embodying the Life Course: Relating Past, Present and Future Bodies (Workshop, Durham, 21 November 2012)

Embodying the Life Course: Relating Past, Present and Future Bodies Workshop Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10am-5pm Collingwood College, Durham, UK Organisers: Rachel Colls, Kathrin Hörschelmann (Department of Geography, University of Durham) and Bethan Evans (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool) Keynotes by: Professor Robyn Longhurst (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Read more…

Securities and Insecurities: Experiences of Mental (Ill)Health: Notes from the RGS-IBG Edinburgh Conference

Cheryl McGeachan writes: At the RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society- Institute of British Geographers) Conference that took place in Edinburgh last month, Dr. Geraldine Perriam (University of Glasgow) and I co-convened a wonderfully diverse set of sessions entitled ‘Securities and Insecurities: Experiences of Mental (Ill)Health”, the papers from which may be Read more…

Men in Sheds: the importance of gendered therapeutic spaces for health and wellbeing amongst older men – Christine Milligan (CMH Seminar, 16 May 2012)

Men in Sheds: the importance of gendered therapeutic spaces for health and wellbeing amongst older men. Professor Christine Milligan, Lancaster University Centre for Medical Humanities Seminar Wednesday 16 May 2012, 5.15pm St. Chad’s College Followed by wine and canopés Social isolation, loneliness and stressful social ties are associated with poor Read more…