Frances Williams leans into the tensions of narrating the history of the Arts in Health movement, a sprawling field encompassing many ‘sub-fields’, including the medical humanities.
Reflecting on their recent Confabulations event, researchers Laura Cowley, Christine Slobogin and Katie Snow question the relationship between humour and art within the critical medical humanities. What does art bring to, and how does
Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities aims to make explicit the contributions that artists and art historians can make to debates and developments in critical medical humanities. Convenors Fiona Johnstone, Allison Morehead and Imogen Wiltshire reflect on the programme so far.