11th International Health Humanities Conference - History and Human Care

21st - 23rd September 

University of Derby 

12 - 3 pm Registration and film screening 

  • Enterprise Centre, 37 Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD
  • The Birth Project Showcase: A rolling program of film screenings will take place during the registration period. We invite you to register, relax, and watch a film during this period

4 - 8 pm Official Conference Opening 

  • Italian Mill, Museum of Making, Derby Silk Mill, DE1 3AF

4 - 4:30 pm Welcome 

  • University of Derby - Dean & Professor Susan Hogan 
  • The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Derby on significance of ENESCO status - Global Network of Learning Cities initiative 
  • Tony Butler - Derby Museums, Executive Director 

4:30 - 6 pm Short Paper Provocations 

  • Professor Paul Crawford - Creative Public Health 
  • Dr Ruth Larson - Grace and Favour: learning from early-modern elite women's medical practices 
  • Cath Williams - Dismantling the Colonial Project: Black women, migration and trauma 
  • Professor Brian Brown - Disrupting Medical Hegemony via History 

6 - 8 pm Complimentary refreshments 

  • Networking and Entertainment 

9 - 9:25 am Arrival and Refreshments 

9:25 - 9:30 am Welcome - Professor Susan Hogan 

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote speaker Professor Anna Greenwood

  • Using History for Health: reflections and starting points
  • G11 - 12 Main Auditorium    

10:30 - 11:00 am Refreshments 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Panels Session I 

Panel 1: G11 - 12 

  • New therapeutic departures: Reimagining problems and therapies I
  • Mark Pearson: The therapeutic potential of poetry in psychosis 
  • Karen Burnell: Archaeology, Heritage, and Wellbeing: Supporting therapeutic activity through the AMPHORA Guidelines 
  • Helen Chatterjee: How and why is engaging in arts, creativity and nature good for you? 

Panel 2: G13 

  • Radical imaginations re-imaging health, illness and inequality I
  • Alexandra Herman: Narrative Medicine and the Queering of the Clinical Encounter
  • John Cussans: Reframing Critical and Socially Engaged Arts Practices from a Health Humanities Perspective 
  • Francisco Javier Saavedra Macias: Arts against exclusion. An art-based psychosocial intervention for undocumented migrants 

Panel 3: G14

  • Exploring archival and documentary histories I
  • Jerome Carroll: The philosophical and methodological ideas in the writings of the 'philosophical doctors' of Halle in the 1740s and 1750s 
  • Barbara Caddick: Developing an archive of patient experience of everyday healthcare c. 1940-1970
  • Laura Ugolini: Who Cares? Men, mental illness and middle-class families in England, c. 1900-1918

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:30 pm Panels Session II

Panel 1: G11 - G12 

  • De-emphasizing the individual as the focus of health work and re-orienting towards the connective tissue implied by a revitalized definition of social wellness
  • Andrea Charise: What is Social Wellness? Arts Engagement and Crafting Our Solidarities 
  • Dirk J Rodricks: Learning as Movement: Cultivating a Community-Grounded Partnership to Explore Intergenerational Critical Cultural Literacy through Community-Engaged Movement Arts in a Covid-Altered Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Benjamin Lee Hicks: More of How We Feel: Slowing the process of Professional Learning through comic art and graphic stories 
  • Gloria Umogbai: Hesitancy: Black Stories of Navigating Healthcare Space 

Panel 2: G13 

  • Reconstructing healthcare education, professionals and patients I
  • Tara George: The concept of "duty of candour" and honesty in the therapeutic relationship
  • James Wendt: Engaging with poetry and paintings as a way of reflecting on the experience of working as a healthcare professional 
  • Laura Adams: Visual literacy training and dermatology 
  • Luca Settimo: Commonly prescribed medications can affect the moral behaviour of patients: the importance of re-discovering the notion of 'moral health' 

Panel 3: G14 

  • Reconstructing healthcare education, professionals and patients II
  • Sofia Schlozman: Medical students and mental health challenges in US universities 
  • Kim Wiltshire: Embedding arts into healthcare settings to improve wellness for healthcare professionals 
  • Sofia Schlozman: Creative writing and the communication of feelings
  • Julia Puebla Fortier: Emotional labour and the work of creative health practitioners and artists 

3:30 - 3:45 pm Refreshments 

3:45 - 4:45 pm Keynote speaker Professor Helen Chatterjee

  • How can Creative Health address Health Inequalities? 
  • G11 - 12

4:45 - 5:45 pm Panels Session III

Panel 1: G11 - 12 

  • Decolonising and troubling Western hegemonies 
  • Emma Chang: Orientalism, technology and the Western gaze
  • Maria Bissett: Health research and colonial power dynamics 

Panel 2: G13

  • Reconstructing healthcare education, professionals and patients III
  • Sofia Schlozman: 'Close reading' and narrative medicine at Columbia University
  • Tianyu Xiao: Performance and Postpartum Mental Health: Enhancing Women's Care through Applied Theatre in China and the UK 

Panel 3: G14 

  • Decolonising and troubling Western hegemonies 
  • Oihika Chakrabarti: Decolonising and Indigenizing Art Therapy Practice, Research and Training: Genesis of a community led cultural model of learning from India 
  • SunHa Ahn: Emotional memories across generations in South Africa 

5:45 - 6:45 pm Launch Party for the latest titles of the Arts in Health Series 

  • Talk by Professor Paul Crawford and complimentary refreshments 

7 - 7:15 pm Optional Meal at Cozy Club 

  • Royal Building, Victoria St, derby, DE1 1ES
  • (table reservations with the following reservation codes have been made for conference participants who would like to eat together in groups of 8 or 10, booking refs are: b6qwh9t9/bpg4yrxd/bvz4hmv6. Participants will be responsible for setting their own bill) 

9 - 9:30 am Arrival and refreshments 

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote speaker Professor Brian Brown 

  • Remanufacturing histories 
  • Body art and the invention of tradition G11 - G12 

10:30 - 11 am Refreshments 

11 am - 12:30 pm Panel Session IV 

Panel 1: G11 - 12 

  • New therapeutic departures: Reimagining problems and therapies II 
  • Stefan Rennick-Egglestone: Recovery narratives and insights into mental health experiences 
  • Ceri Wilson: Artists Residencies in Care Homes (ARCH): supporting artists and care homes to work together to deliver best artistic practices for residents 
  • Anita Jensen: Creativity and aesthetic experiences can make a significant contribution to healing processes: A literature review on participatory arts and wellbeing 

 Panel 2: G13

  • Fictions, stories and narratives 
  • Emma Fleet: Illness and death in 'Little Women'
  • Steven Schlozman: Horror cinema and psychiatric problems 
  • Katja Milner: I think there is a really deep yearning in us for something deeper, more real, more truthful: The cultivation of authenticity in stories of spirituality, mental health and recovery

Panel 3: G14 

  • Exploring archival and documentary histories II
  • Richard Whitt: Narrative and viewpoint in early English midwifery manuals 1540-1800
  • Kathleen Mcillvena: Addressing Health: Morbidity, Mortality and Occupational Health in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office
  • Victoria Sweetmore: Histories of mental health nursing 

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 3 pm Panel Session V

Panel 1: G11 - 12

  • New histories of trauma and resilience: From the First World War to the 1920s
  • Jason Crouthamel: Reconstructing Man and Machine: Trauma and the Imagination of German Aviators in the First World War 
  • Kristine Alexander: Ralph Connor/ Charles Gordon Writing and Re-Writing the First World War 
  • Peter Leese: Post-Conflict Reconstructions: psyche and environment after 1918
  • Robert Dale: Trauma, Resilience, and Health in the Leningrad Flood of 23rd September 1924

Panel 2: G13 

  • Change agents, institutions and impacts 
  • Clive Holmwood: Peter Slade: 20th Century Pioneering Arts in Health Teacher and Founding Dramatherapist 
  • Liisa Lail: The impact of Psychopharmacology Revolution: Deinstitutionalisation as a Creator of Minority in Estonia 
  • Verusca Calabria: Participatory life in history mental health heritage: the application of inclusive arts methods for social change 

Panel 3: G14

  • Workshop 
  • Kim Wiltshire: Poetry workshop using Haiku 

3 - 3:30pm Refreshments 

3:30 - 4:30 pm panel session VI 

Panel 1: G11 - 12 

  • Health, humanities and extraordinary events 
  • Paul Crawford: Pandemic Health Humanities 
  • Ceri Wilson: The experiences of 'at-risk' groups during the first UK Covid-19 lockdown
  • The central thread of arts, creativity and culture 

Panel 2: G13 

  • Roundtable 
  • Professor Brian Brown

Panel 3: G14 

  • Workshop
  • Fiona Davies: Workshop/performance art activity bringing together a patient-centred approach, the writing style of Svetlana Alexievich, and the historically embedded concept of the violence of medicine

4:30 pm Conference Close