Whittingham Lives Study Day

Hidden Histories: Alternative Futures

Whittingham

Thursday 12th October 2017
10:30 – 18:00
53 Degrees, UCLAN
Brook St
Preston
PR1 7BQ

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: contact@whittinghamlives.org.uk

1pm–6pm Study Day

For more information please visit www.whittinghamlives.org.uk

To book the event:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whittingham-lives-study-day-hidden-histories-alternative-futures-tickets-36869645101

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.

 

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Grant opportunities in Medical Humanities: a Q&A and advice session

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

Talk: Objects of Healing – nursing technologies of the First World War

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:30pm – 7pm
Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

nurses

Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing will use objects from the Museum of Medicine and Health to examine and highlight some of the most important tools and technologies used by nurses to heal the wounds sustained by combatants on the battlefields of the First World War. This talk will focus, in particular, on the use of Carrel Dakin wound irrigation technique – a method for delivering the powerful antiseptic, sodium hypochlorite, into deep, infected combat wounds.

This event is open to all, for all backgrounds and ages and no prior knowledge assumed.

Register here

The Art of Healthcare

screenshot-2017-02-08-17-53-29Book 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.