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

Project News: Stroke – Stories of Self through Art and Science

Medical Humanities Lab member and CHSTM research fellow Dr Stephanie Snow, working in collaboration with the Stroke Association and visual artist Elisa Artesero, has been curating a pop-up exhibition at Manchester Museum to commemorate World Stroke Day on 29 October 2015. The exhibition featured creative work produced by a group of stroke survivors, based on their experiences of adapting to life after stroke and inspired by Manchester Museum’s extensive mask collection.

The exhibition, titled Stroke: Stories of the self through art and science, is running as part of the Manchester Science Festival. It is the first output of a larger project that brings together stroke survivors, patient groups, artists, clinicians, scientists, researchers and students from across the University and beyond in order to explore the life-changing aspects of stroke.

Photograph of Nancy Rothwell with stroke survivors at the exhibition

University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell visiting the exhibition

Stephanie’s collaboration with the Stroke Association and stroke survivors is ongoing and will result in a major exhibition of creative work and engagement events at the 2016 Manchester European City of Science festival.

Here is a short YouTube film about the workshops:

Further information about the event