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April Blog: Tics in the Theatre – The ‘Quiet Audience’ and the Neurodiverse Spectator

In this month’s blog, Hannah Simpson (University of Oxford) discusses the difficulties the convention of the ‘quiet audience’ causes for neurodiverse spectators, and what can be done to make the theatre a more truly accessible space. Tics in the Theatre: The ‘Quiet Audience’ and the Neurodiverse Spectator It’s not unusual to hear people complaining...

March Blog – AMH Conference Report

Hello all from your new editor, Lloyd. In this month’s blog, Noorie Banu, a Media student at the University of Greenwich, offers us an account of Cinzia Scorzon’s keynote on East Asian conceptions of the body from the 2016 AMH conference, ‘Body Talk: Whose Language?’: Body Talk: East Asian Perspectives – Noorie Banu The...

Association for Medical Humanities 2017

The annual conference of the Association for Medical Humanities 2017 will be held at Keele University, hosted by the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences. The overarching theme is that of Critical Stories in the context of both Humanities and Arts research and production. The conference will include three plenary addresses by Dr Ima...

Metaphors in medicine: the state of the art

Symposium – Thinking with metaphors in medicine: the state of the art – at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon – Fri 24 June – Sun 26 June 2016 – the symposium will start on Friday early evening and finish on Sunday lunchtime. Keynotes: Dr Arno Kumagai, Wilson Centre Toronto Dr Tess Jones, University of...

New Books

As an indicator that the medical/ health humanities culture is developing academically in its focus upon improving medical and healthcare education (and then patient care and safety), these new books have recently been published.   Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities Series:  Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities Routledge 2013...

Conference 2016 – Greenwich

AMH 2016 University of Greenwich ‘Body Talk: whose language?’ Wed 6th – Fri 8th July The AMH 2016 Annual Conference will be hosted in London at the famous World Heritage campus of the University of Greenwich. Please visit the conference website to find out more: https://www.tinyurl.com/bodytalk2016 The call for papers is now open, and closes on...

Conference 2015 – Dartington Hall

AMH 2015 Annual Conference: Dartington Hall June 23-25 Dangerous Currents: Risk and regulation at the interface of medicine & the arts THE CONFERENCE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. HERE IS SOME OF THE FEEDBACK: “I was really charmed, challenged and utterly delighted with the entire event, as much as I know some of those from the medical realm...

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