Hidden Histories: Alternative Futures
Thursday 12th October 2017
10:30 – 18:00
53 Degrees, UCLAN
A thought-provoking day exploring the hidden histories of mental health care through the lens of Whittingham Asylum in Preston, Lancashire (1873–2016), once the largest mental health institution in Europe.
Heritage and medical humanities experts, mental health survivor groups and artists will share their current research and creative responses to the archival heritage of Whittingham. The study day will also showcase alternative ways of taking ownership and representing mental health history to uncover positive and alternative futures for those using services today.
10.30am–12pm Arts & Heritage interactive workshops limited places, booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
1pm–6pm Study Day
For more information please visit www.whittinghamlives.org.uk
To book the event:
Whittingham Lives are grateful for the support of:
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, UNISON, Music & The Mind, The Friends of Lancashire Archives and our key partners UCLAN, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Archives for funding and supporting this event.
Exhibition opening: 27 July, 6-9pm
More information is available on the Whitworth Art Gallery website
Friday, 19 May 2017, 2 pm – 3 pm
University of Manchester, Simon Building, Room 2.57
Calling researchers and practitioners interested in the intersections of humanities, arts, biomedicine, health care, and the life sciences!
The Medical Humanities Laboratory invites you to a funding advice session.
Dr Dan O’Connor from the Wellcome Trust’s Humanities and Social Sciences Division will be discussing and answering questions about the Trust’s funding schemes. An experienced university grant writer will also be available to give advice on planning and putting together successful applications.
Everyone is welcome, and early career researchers are especially encouraged to join us.
Tea and coffee provided from 1:45 pm for a 2 pm start.
RSVP and further details
Book now for the Art of Healthcare in Salford and Manchester, a series of events and workshops open to everyone and available for free to healthcare professionals. The programme offers the opportunity to develop or refresh skills that are directly applicable to clinical practice, and to be part of a conversation about how the arts can contribute to good healthcare. Join us for a workshop on Leadership & Teamwork, or a practical session on photography and medicine.
To see the full programme, please visit: www.performingmedicine.com
Art of Healthcare will be presented for the first time in Salford & Manchester, delivered in partnership with The Lowry, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, the Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience at The University of Manchester, and the Whitworth.