Organisers: Michael Musalek, Anton Proksch Institute, Vienna; Helena Fox, Oxford Brookes   University


9.45 – 10.15    Coffee and Registration

10.15               Welcome, introductions and plans for the day

10.20 – 11.00  Overview – Michael Musalek, Vienna Aesthetics and Social Aesthetics in Medicine: hospitality, atmospheres and the joyful life’

11.00 – 12.30  Example presentations with discussion

Martin Poltrum, Vienna ‘The Orpheus Treatment Programme’

Kate Galvin, Hull ‘Some aesthetic invitations to participative understanding: a resource for empathic knowledge’

Guenda Bernegger, Vienna ‘Aesthetics and Atmospheres’

12.30                 Plenary Discussion

1.00 – 2.00      High Table lunch in College

2.00 – 2.45      Interactive presentation – Helena Fox, Oxford: From anaesthetic to aesthetic’

2.45 – 3.45      Example presentations with discussion

Vitor Pordeus, Brazil ‘Hamlet: Madness, yet there’s method in it. A Public Spectacle by The DyoNises Theatre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’

Emma Perry, London Dramatizing data: using ethnodrama to explore the experiences of young people and their families following a diagnosis of first episode psychosis

Julian Hughes, Newcastle Dementia and Aesthetics’

3.45 – 4.45       Plenary discussion: feedback and discussion of proposed projects and next steps

4.45                 Tea and feedback forms

5.15                 Depart            


Academic sponsors: International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry; Philosophy Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists; Philosophy and Humanities Section of the World Psychiatric Association; Philosophy Section of the European Psychiatric Association

Funding: we are grateful to the Laces Fund for financial support





St Catz Advanced Studies Seminars

This is the first St Catz Advanced Studies Seminar. We will welcome feedback as well as ideas for possible future events. There are no restrictions on topics within the overall aim of providing a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and development of ideas in cutting edge areas of R&D in health and social care

Funding and Accommodation: the seminars are fully funded for hospitality on the day (generously provided by the Laces Trust) but we have no funding for travel or overnight expenses. St Catherine’s College are able to offer accommodation but this has to be arranged directly between delegates and the College Conference Office and is subject to availability (details from Bill Fulford)


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