Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Symposium

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University of Limerick



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A symposium on Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities will take place on Friday May 4th 2018 at the University of Limerick. The symposium will bring together Irish and international scholars from the disciplines of Cultural Studies, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy and Psychology, to discuss the experience and representation of embodiment in the context of transition, especially as it is associated with the journeys of the human form across terrains of health and illness. This event is supported by the School of English, Irish and Communication, the Graduate Entry Medical School, the School of Law, and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, as well as the Irish Research Council sponsored workshop Health Research Futures Lab.

Symposium Programme:

08:30: Registration/ Coffee
09:15: Welcome and Opening Address

09:30-11:00: PANEL I

  • Dr John Lombard, School of Law, University of Limerick

“Law and the Contemporary Ars Moriendi

  • Martin Dyar, University of Limerick Arts Council Writer in Residence Fellow

“Creative Writing in Medical Education”

  • Professor Femi Oyebode, Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham

“Embodiment in Kafka's Letter to Father: Texts for Health Humanities”

11:00: Coffee

11:30-12:45: KEYNOTE ADDRESS I

Professor Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Illness and Transplantation as Transformative Experience”

12:45: Lunch, Millstream Common Room

13:45-15:15: PANEL II

  • Professor James O’Hare, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

“Creativity and Professionalism: What we have Learned from Medical Student Arts Projects at UL GEMS”

  • Dr Hilary Moss, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

Music at the End of Life: Transcendence, Beauty and Hope in Palliative Care”

  • Dr Dympna Waldron, Palliative Medicine Consultant, Galway University Hospitals

"Exploring the innate human potential for positive adaptation in the face of impending mortality"

15:15-15:45: Coffee


Professor Paul Crawford, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

“Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery”

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