Bridging the gap between mainstream society and those faced with illness, death and dying – 30 November 2017

A Creative Arts in Palliative Care event in Berkhamsted, for art therapists, artists, therapists/counsellors and academics working with those faced with and experiencing grief, loss, isolation, illness, death and dying.

Fee: £40.


Open Door Gallery, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HU.

See the attached flyer for further information.

Call for papers: Conference panel on Organ Transplantation and Art – deadline 8 January 2018

As part of the Royal Anthropological Society’s conference Art, Materiality and Representation in June 2018, conveners John Wynne and Abin Thomas are inviting proposals to participate in a panel entitled "Organ transplantation and art: The politics and ethics of representation". Contributions are welcomed from practitioners and theorists from across and between the disciplines of anthropology, ethnography, art and medicine and from both developed and developing societies.

International Conference of Arts and Health, Amsterdam – 7-9 May 2018

The Art Education Committee/Chinese Adult Education Association and Creative Arts in Education and Therapy journal are holding their first International Conference of Arts and Health (ICAH), bringing together experts and leaders from both China and Europe for a dialogue over the arts and health in modern society from different perspectives: Eastern and Western, Art and Science.

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Medicine Unboxed 2017 – 25 & 26 November 2017

This year’s Medicine Unboxed which brings together academics writers and clinicians is themed around the notion of Maps.

Perpetual Movement – 24 November 2017

Rambert is hosting a symposium to mark the end of its three year project offering dance sessions for people living with Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

Tickets cost £60-80 and the event will include a keynote speech by Dr Daisy Fancourt.

Advancing Dementia Care through the Arts and Sciences – 24 November 2017

The Royal Society for Public Health is hosting a conference about how the arts and sciences, working together, can help to understand dementia.

Ongoing and emerging world-class research will highlight some of the advances the arts can make to dementia research and care. The conference is sponsored by the RSPH Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing and mounted in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust’s Created Out of Mind project.

Fashion and Psychoanalysis – 14 & 15 October 2017

The Freud Museum is hosting an international conference bringing together psychoanalytic thinkers and fashion experts to offer fresh perspectives in fashion and mental health.

Speakers will address a wide range of themes connecting fashion, clothing, style and the body to psychoanalysis, creativity and unconscious emotional life. The conference will also explore the largely neglected role of fashion in clinical and mental health settings – aiming to address the many idiosyncrasies, taboos and paradoxes involved.

Reforming Anatomy: The Interplay between Art & Surgery – 24 September 2017

A conference featuring a series of keynote talks from leaders in the cross-disciplinary field between contemporary art and medicine.

Taking place at the Royal Society of Medicine, speakers include Professor Roger Kneebone and Dr Deborah Padfield, followed by a panel discussion and workshops that will encourage delegates to rethink the interlinked crafts of embroidery, suturing and life drawing.

Frankenstein @200 – deadline 1 November 2017

The International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 - Frankenstein@200 which will take place next April has issued a call for papers.

The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including arts and health.

Sensing Movement: A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium, Dublin – 28 July 2017

This one-day symposium will focus on connection, community and sustainable dance and health practice, supporting health practitioners, movers, teachers, students and those searching to connect in new ways through the moving body.


South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Road

Dublin 24 Tallaght, Ireland


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