The Second International Health Humanities Conference - Music, Health, and Humanity 9, 10, 11 August, 2012 - Montclair State University. The Colleges of the Arts, of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, are hosting the Second International Health Humanities Conference on August 9-11, 2012. In accordance with the interdisciplinary nature of the Health Humanities, the participation of colleagues from music, other arts disciplines, the humanities, and clinical health backgrounds who wish to join in an exploration concerning the various relationships among music, health, and humanity is encouraged. Also individual and group (colloquium) presentations addressing theory, practice, and/or research (in progress or completed), concerning questions and issues pertinent to the conference theme are encouraged.
On October 27, 2012, Birbeck University in London, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, will hold a one-day conference exploring the nature of pain in old age between the 18th and the 20th centuries through the lens of the humanities. The conference strives to be wide-ranging in terms of disciplines, methodologies, and approaches. In doing so, it seeks to engage both panellists and audience in discussion, dialogue, and debate, with the aim to facilitate new ways of thinking about both the nature of pain and what it means to be old.