UPDATE "A Picture of Health: Representations and Imaginations of Wellbeing and Illness"

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Association of Art Historians / Birkbeck / Wellcome
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Deadline for Abstracts: 1st August 2014

"A Picture of Health: Representations and Imaginations of Wellbeing and Illness", Graduate Student Conference, London, November 2014; Birkbeck; Wellcome Trust; AAH Students.

We welcome contributions from those working with visual materials in a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to art history, fine arts, film and visual culture, art therapy, medicine and literary or cultural studies. Topics might address notions of art and health across all periods and contexts, at both 'micro' and 'macro' levels, from specific case studies about particular artists, works or medical collaborations, to broader historiographical investigations. Topics may include, but are not limited to: • Art and illness as metaphor • Self-portraiture and illness • Psycho-biographical readings of art • Medical illustration • Technologies of the body • Medical and visual culture collaborations • Perceived healing powers of devotional objects.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of 250 words and a brief biography indicating your institutional affiliation should be submitted as a single Word.doc by email to AAHNV2014@gmail.com. All speakers must be members of the AAH. Paper Proposal deadline: 1 August 2014