Interdisciplinary One-Day Seminar (MVLS and Arts): ‘The Child’, Glasgow

MVLS/ARTS inter-disciplinary seminar: ‘The Child’.

Date: Friday 8th April 2016

Location: Rooms 408 and 409, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow

All welcome – attendance is free and lunch provided so please email Professor Lury ( if you are planning to attend.

The aim of this seminar/workshop is to bring together colleagues from diverse disciplines – media studies, historians, clinicians and social scientists – who may have various interests and investment in the ‘child’ and their medical and social well being. As a starting point for wider discussion the seminar will organise around two specific themes:

  1. Questions of childhood well-being and mental health
  2. The status and representation of the disabled child within social and media discourse.


9.30am             Welcome: coffee/cake available

9.50am            Introduction: Karen Lury, Amy Holdsworth, Sarah Cockram.

10-11am          Roundtable: mini-introductions from participants as to interests and disciplinary background.

11-12.15 pm    The child and well being

  • Professor Lynn Abrams and Dr Valerie Wright: ‘All children need the opportunity to play with other children’
  • Dr Ruchika Gajwani:   ‘Child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.’

12.15-1.30 pm Lunch, including screening of television programme/film

1.30-2.45pm    The child and disability

  • Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole: ‘The Dishuman Child’
  • Dr Amy Holdsworth: ‘Disability, care and the tactile address of pre-school television’

2.45-3.30 pm Discussion: coffee/cake, feedback and next steps.







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