This two-day conference in November 2013 aims to return human experience to the centre of medical discussion by bringing scholars of the body from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences together with medical and surgical practitioners from the National Health Service. In engaging with the human body from a wide range of perspectives, this conference will explore the ways in which understandings, experiences, and representations of the body beyond the traditional medical sphere might inform healing and healthcare.
This will be the first in a series of Nordoff Robbins Plus Conferences. The series aims to provide multi-disciplinary and cross institutional thinking and each conference will be organised in conjunction with another institution.
The final deadline for the submission of abstracts for The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney from 12 to 14 November 2013 is Friday 24 May.
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, aims to present best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and Graphic Medicine invites papers for the fourth international conference on Comics and Medicine. Previous meetings have been held in London, Chicago and Toronto.
The 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference will be hosted by Arts and Health Australia in association with the College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 11 to 14 November 2013. This year's conference will focus on mental health and creative ageing.
There will be specific streams in the conference program encompassing arts and health practice in primary and acute care, community health, ageing, health promotion, health education and research.
This two-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate researchers whose interests relate to the medical humanities in order to explore interdisciplinary perspectives on, and ways of researching, health, illness and human flourishing.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Stuart Murray, School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds
Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, has announced a call for papers for a special issue of the journal on Music and Singing Across the Lifespan. The Journal is seeking to publish studies that address different age groups including children, young people, working age adults and older adults.
Empirical research involving large-scale studies is particularly encouraged but smaller scale controlled studies as well as theoretically rigorous qualitative work are also welcomed.
From nurses, physicians and surgeons to administrators, caregivers, physiotherapists, technicians, veterinarians and voluntary sector workers, this conference adopts the term ‘attentive writers’ as evocative of the multitude of both non-professional and professional caregivers – clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers – whose attention to illness might take narrative form.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for presentations at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International conference which will take place next June in Bristol is Friday 21 December. The conference, next June, looks set to host a large and diverse audience of arts and health practitioners from around the world and is being delivered by Arts & Health South West on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing with the support of the Royal Society for Public Health.
A call for papers has been issued for the International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare, which is published quarterly both in print and electronic form, for its issue on healthcare and the arts. This issue will seek to investigate the uses of music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts in the healthcare process. The following questions should be considered: What kinds of healing work can the arts facilitate; how do the fine and performing arts support the work of medical professionals and promote health?