A free 2-day live event and international conference at UCL
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2016
Pain is not only expressed linguistically but through bodily movements, emotional reactions, and artistic expressions.
How do we respond when we encounter the pain of another? What happens when our own bodies encounter pain? What tools do we possess when attempting to communicate pain and are there forms other than language for expressing it?
During these two days, we will explore a range of international and interdisciplinary approaches that can help us better understand encounters with pain both within and beyond the clinic.
The event will divert radically from the traditional academic conference format to encourage exchange between different groups affected by pain.
Keynote Speakers: Joanna Bourke, Rita Charon, Christopher Eccleston and Maria Fitzgerald
Presenters and Artists: Preeti Doshi, Tom Chadwick, Helen Omand, Sharon Morris, Deborah Padfield, Elena Semino, Amanda C de C Williams, Joanna M. Zakrzewska, Laura Dannequin, Mariana Gomes Gonçalves, Ismene King, Anusha Subramanyam, Liz Aldous, Suzannah Biernoff, Giskin Day, Ann Eastman, Alison Glenn, Brian Hurwitz, Onya McCausland, Jennifer Patterson, John Wynne & Tim Wainwright and Mary Wickenden.
Read more about John Wynne & Tim Wainwrights presentation Aversion and Transformation: Pain and renewal in organ transplantation.