Call for papers

Social inclusion and museums – deadline 14 March 2014

The Second International Congress on Education and Accessibility will examine the ways in which museums can address issues of social inclusion – particularly around health and therapeutic interventions. The congress will take place in Zaragoza, Spain and the call for papers is out now.


Cultural Commissioning Seminars

Arts Development UK and the NCVO Cultural Commissioning Programme are developing two cultural commissioning seminars and are seeking good practice case studies from organisations with experience of commissioning. Organisations with experience of both commissioning and commissioned perspectives are welcome in particular (but not exclusively) case studies that consider:

US Global Alliance conference – deadline 17 January 2014

The American Global Alliance for Arts and Health is inviting the submission of abstracts to present at its 2014 Annual International Conference. Abstracts should relate to the conference's theme of "Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health" and fall into one of the following five focus areas:

  • Caring for Caregivers 
  • Community Well-being 
  • Education 
  • Healing Environments 
  • Patient Care

The deadline to submit an abstract is January 17th. Notifications will be made by email in February 2014.

Science communication call – deadline 10 January 2014

The call for proposals for the 2014 Science Communication Conference is now open. The conference is organised by the British Science Association, in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, and expressions of interest are now invited. The conference, which will take place at the University of Surrey on 1 & 2 May, brings together over 400 people each year who work in the many areas of science communication, from science charities, science centres, festivals and museums, universities, learned societies, research councils, media outlets, informal education and more.

Call for papers, This is my Body, Cambridge – deadline 31 July 2013

This two-day conference in November 2013 aims to return human experience to the centre of medical discussion by bringing scholars of the body from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences together with medical and surgical practitioners from the National Health Service. In engaging with the human body from a wide range of perspectives, this conference will explore the ways in which understandings, experiences, and representations of the body beyond the traditional medical sphere might inform healing and healthcare.

Music and Communication: Music Therapy and Music Psychology Conference, Nordoff Robbins – 20 September 2013

This will be the first in a series of Nordoff Robbins Plus Conferences. The series aims to provide multi-disciplinary and cross institutional thinking and each conference will be organised in conjunction with another institution.

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, final reminder for submission of abstracts – deadline 24 May 2013

The final deadline for the submission of abstracts for The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney from 12 to 14 November 2013 is Friday 24 May.

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, aims to present best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.

4th International Conference of Comics and Medicine, Brighton – deadline 22 February

Brighton and Sussex Medical School in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and Graphic Medicine invites papers for the fourth international conference on Comics and Medicine. Previous meetings have been held in London, Chicago and Toronto.

Call for Abstracts, The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Australia – deadline 30 April

The 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference will be hosted by Arts and Health Australia in association with the College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 11 to 14 November 2013. This year's conference will focus on mental health and creative ageing.

There will be specific streams in the conference program encompassing arts and health practice in primary and acute care, community health, ageing, health promotion, health education and research.

Call for Papers - Understanding Human Flourishing: A Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, Durham 16-17 May – deadline 18 February

This two-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate researchers whose interests relate to the medical humanities in order to explore interdisciplinary perspectives on, and ways of researching, health, illness and human flourishing.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stuart Murray, School of English and Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds


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