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18 November 2021 - 18 November 2021

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Online via Zoom

  • Free

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Join researchers from the Institute for Medical Humanities to explore how the arts can help us understand hidden health conditions.

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Edvard Munch, The Scream (1893) National Gallery, Oslo

How can we understand what is going on in someone else’s body and mind? Creative expression through the arts has an amazing power to transport us into shared experience, to let us feel what someone else feels. Our researchers use the arts to understand what it’s like to live with a hidden health condition. We’ll be sharing poems, stories, images, artworks, and music that really transport us into someone else’s world. Please bring your own favourites to share.

At the Institute for Medical Humanities we use interdisciplinary research to explore what we call ‘hidden experience’ and investigate experiences of health an illness which are marginalised, difficult, unspeakable, unacknowledged or invisible. Our researchers are currently exploring topics including hearing voices, breathlessness, dreams, 'medically unexplained' symptoms, deafness, trauma, addiction, anxiety, neurodiversity, menopause, memory and spirituality. We are primarily funded by Wellcome.

This event will be held online via Zoom. It is free to attend but you need to register to receive the Zoom link. Register here

Organised as part of the Being Human Festival. 



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