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Capturing Chronic Illness

20 November, 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is an online event.

ME, endometriosis, HIV, depression, transplantation…. How do we see chronic illness, particularly when it is not visible on the body? How are experiences of chronic illness affected by or formed through questions of identity, inequalities and community belonging? How does chronic illness relate to ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, race and age? Photography offers creative possibilities of capturing life with illness(es), including opening up ways of re-imagining how we live with and represent illness.

Medical humanities scholars Dr Donna McCormack (Surrey) and Dr Ingrid Young (Edinburgh) will chair an interactive discussion that explores the pleasures, issues and range of experiences raised.

During the Being Human festival there will also be an accompanying online exhibition that explores how photography captures and re-imagines chronic illness. The exhibition features work that engages with how people living with long-term illness(es) imagine their lives, bodies and communities. You will be able to explore the exhibition by clicking on this link.

This event will appeal to anyone interested in photography, living with/affected by chronic illness, and working in/engaging with health and art.

This event is part of the series ‘Visualising Bodies’ organised by the University of Edinburgh.

In partnership with

School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey

Contact email address

cbss@ed.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
20 November, 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/capturing-chronic-illness-tickets-117759787695

Venue

Online: University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3YY United Kingdom
Accessibility information
Event will be hosted online.
Website:
https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/biomedicine-self-society

Other

Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Visualising Bodies
Contact email address
cbss@ed.ac.uk
Event partners
School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey
Region
Scotland
City/town
Edinburgh
Accessibility information
Event will be hosted online.
Image copyright information
Donna McCormack, event organiser, owns copyright for the image.