Art, Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities

Sponsored by the British Society of Aesthetics and hosted by the Aesthetics Research Centre, the conference will bring together Analytic Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities. The conference aims to stimulate conversations about the connections art and aesthetics have with medicine, medical education, healthcare and the advancement of health and wellbeing.

Keynote talks will be delivered by Professor Rita Charon (Columbia University), Professor Paul Crawford (University of Nottingham), Professor Sheila Lintott (Bucknell University), and Professor Jenefer Robinson (University of Cincinnati).

The conference also includes a Friday evening theatre performance at The Gulbenkian Theatre: Playing ON present Can I Help You? A magical realist examination of the role race and gender have to play in mental health and suicide. The Saturday evening features a stand-up comedy show at The Gulbenkian Café: Four great acts (Matt Hoss, Dave Chawner, Chelsea Birkby and Juliette Burton) explore health and wellbeing on stage.

Registration fees (includes catering):Full price: £125Concessions: £90 (Students, PhD candidates and scholars on hourly-paid contracts).

Free to attend for Kent Staff and Students.Queries: aestheticsandhealth@kent.ac.ukInfo and registration: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/aestheticsandhealth/