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

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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

Database of interests and projects

We launched the Medical Humanities Laboratory last year to create an interdisciplinary virtual home for interests and activities in the arts and humanities focusing on issues related to health and medicine in Manchester and the North-West – in research, teaching, writing, art, performance, public engagement, and other related fields.

We have since held a number of events aimed to showcase such activities, and to network and get to know each other.

We have also featured activities that some of us are engaged with on this website.

The ultimate purpose all this is to facilitate future collaborations, ideally leading to a big collaborative funding bid. In order to prepare for such collaborative projects, we are planning to set up a simple database, enabling those of us thinking about funding applications or other collaborative activities to find potential partners with related or complementary interests.

Would you like to be included? Then please fill in this simple MS Word questionnaire:

This should not take you longer than 10 to 15 minutes. Completed questionnaires should be emailed to Dr Marion Endt-Jones: marionendtjones@gmail.com

Mind Music

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Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
Manchester
3 April 2016
3-5pm

Several members of our Medical Humanities Laboratory have been involved in this exciting project.

Book your tickets now! And let others know.

Conductor Stephen Barlow and the Northern Chamber Orchestra explore pieces related to neurodegenerative disease.

John Adams’ Gnarly Buttons reflects his father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s as does Kevin Malone’s Last Memory. The two solo clarinettists both recently lost a parent to Parkinson’s. Strauss’s poignant Serenade From an Invalid’s Workshop speaks for itself.

The concert will raise awareness of these issues. Proceeds will go to the charity Parkinson’s UK.

Programme:

  • Aaron Copland: Appalacian Spring
  • John Adams: Gnarly Buttons
  • Kevin Malone: The Last Memory
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Konzertstueck No 1
  • Richard Strauss: Sonatine No 1 ‘From an Invalid’s Workshop’

To book please visit http://tinyurl.com/jzbq3pv  or phone the Martin Harris Centre Box Office.

Price: £15 / £7

Box Office:
0161 275 8951
boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk

 

What doesn’t kill us …

A collaborative exploration of identity and trauma

Sick!Lab

Manchester, 9-12 March 2016

http://www.sickfestival.com

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Speakers, artists and contributors include Lemn Sissay MBE, Prof. Anthony Redmond OBE, Kim Noble, Bryony Kimmings, Hetain Patel, Prof. James Thompson, Quarantine, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Das Arts (Amsterdam), Disability Arts Online, Prof. Jackie Stacy, Prof. Bobbie Farsides, Prof. Michael Brady, Prof. Matthew Cobb and Prof. Alex Sharpe with many more to follow.

The challenges of life and death may not make us stronger, but they certainly make us who we are. SICK! Lab explores the most challenging experiences that we live through and die from. These challenges are sometimes rooted in bodies and minds that fail us, sometimes in the complexities of living in an imperfect society with other imperfect individuals. From the difficulties of our daily lives to the experience of global traumas of conflict and displacement, how do our personal battles write themselves across our minds and bodies?

SICK! Lab is a focussed 4-day programme of performances, presentations and discussions bringing together artists, academics from a wide range of disciplines, clinicians, commentators and the public to explore questions connecting identity and trauma: Why do we find it so hard to be alone in our minds? What do we gain from and lose to our social groups? Who do we chose to be the objects of our compassion? How much are we still defined by all those traditional categories: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability?

Download the programme (pdf)

SICK! Lab 2016 generates discussion between widely differing perspectives and will inform the development of SICK! Festival March 2017. SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death, and how we survive them. Taking place in Brighton and Manchester, the festival brings together an outstanding international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health, charities and people with lived experience of the issues we address. SICK! Festival won the prestigious EFFE Festivals Award 2015/16 for excellence and innovation.

Tim Harrison
Director of Development

SICK! Festival
European EFFE Award Winner
Manchester and Brighton
T: +44 1273 699 733
M: +44 7868300065

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Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing will be holding its first conference at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 2 March 2016. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health & wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.

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The day will offer opportunities for networking and sharing information about museum & wellbeing activities. A ‘market place’ area will showcase museums’ work in this field – download the open call for pop-up stands and/or posters by clicking on the link below if you are interested in participating.

Delegates can also take part in a range of practical, hands-on activities in the afternoon, including behind the scenes tours of the Whitworth; mindfulness sessions in the galleries; object handling for wellbeing workshops and walking tours of the gardens. The event will end with a performance and wine reception.

This one-day event is aimed at museum professionals looking to develop their health & wellbeing offer as well as those interested in working in partnership with museums including health and social care workers, artists and art-therapy practitioners.

Click this link for further information or contact National Alliance Coordinator Krisztina Lackoi, k.lackoi@ucl.ac.uk

Download the Open Call for Marketplace Participation (pdf)

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Bedrock: exhibition of new artwork by Nicola Dale

Do you remember the workshop From Coal Mining to Data Mining we held in November? We are now inviting you to attend the opening of the exhibition associated with this project, of Nicola Dale‘s artwork inspired by historical arthritis research with coal miners as research subjects and by conversations with former miners.

21 January, 6-8pm (exhibition continues till 24 January)
ArtWork Atelier, 95 Greengate, Salford M3 7NG (entrance on Queen Street, about 5-10 minutes walk from Manchester Cathedra)

Here is a map

And here is an invitation on Nicola’s own blog site, with some interesting links.

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Download the poster (pdf)