Workshop: Medical Humanities and Ageing, 29/06/2015

An initiative of the CHCI Medical Humanities Network Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)

Cable (by Travis Wise cc by-sa 2.0)

Cable (by Travis Wise cc by-sa 2.0)

Date: Monday 29th June 2015

Location: Old Committee Room, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

The Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London, would like to invite you to our second workshop on medical humanities and ageing. We are one of the six CHCI member centres and institutes working on a project to further the development of medical humanities as a subject of study: each partnering centre conducts specific research on ageing, undergirded by collaborative reflection on issues of evidence, value, and evaluation.

Programme:

10:00 – 10.30: Welcome

10:30 – 11:30: Panel: Reflections on Old Age

Dr Claire Hilton, Sauerkraut and African Violets: the Art of Old Age Psychiatry

Dr Elizabeth Barry, ‘Narrower and Narrower would her Bed Be': Woolf, Beauvoir and the Change of Life

11:30 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00: Panel: Stories from the End of Life

Dr Columba Quigley, How We Die: Palliative Care and an Ageing Society

Dr Maria Vaccarella, Narrating Decay

13:00 – 13:30: Concluding remarks

Seating is limited, so if you would like to attend, please contact Dr Maria Vaccarella (maria.vaccarella@kcl.ac.uk) by Monday 15th June 2015

Details and podcasts of our first workshop on Medical Humanities and Ageing can be found here

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