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Transitioning Embodiments in Health Humanities Symposium

The 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.

This is a free event and all are welcome -- but please register on Eventbrite:

Time & venue: Friday May 4th, 2018| 8:30-17:00 |Engineering Building, ERB001

Symposium Programme:
08:30: Registration
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”

11:30-12:45: KEYNOTE ADDRESS I
Professor Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
“Illness and Transplantation as Transformative Experience”

13:45-15:15: PANEL II
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”
Professor James O’Hare, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick
“Creativity and Professionalism: What we have learn from Medical Student Arts projects at UL GEMS”
Dr Antonia O’Keeffe, Postgraduate trainee in Psychiatry, University of Limerick
“Viewing the body: the use of painting to explore one doctor's shift over time”

Professor Paul Crawford, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
“Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery”