Current Intersections of Culture, Language and Wellbeing Seminar


14.5.2024 at 14.00 - 16.00
The Research Centre for Culture and Health at the University of Turku explores the connections between culture, health, and illness from a multidisciplinary perspective. It is interested in all aspects of research and education relating to health and culture from pedagogical, narrative, artistic, philosophical, and biosocial perspectives (and many more!).

The seminar series Current Intersections of Culture, Language and Wellbeing is a multidisciplinary online seminar organized by three networks from the University of Turku, Finland: the Cultural Interaction Researcher Network KULTVA, the Centre of Language and Wellbeing (LaWe), and the Research Center for Culture and Health. The aim of the seminar is to foster international networking and research collaboration between social sciences, humanities, and linguistics, focusing on topics related to health and wellbeing.

The speakers are:

Christina Slopek-Hauff, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
“Against Psychiatric Imperialism: Diversifying Psychology in African Fiction”

Silja McNamara, Tampere University
“The Effect of Dance Movement Therapy Interventions on the Quality of Life and Body Image of Bereaved Widows/Widowers”

Pauline Norris, Va’a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health – University of Otago
“Working With, and For, Indigenous People in Research: Experiences From New Zealand”

This joint seminar will take place online and in person on 14 May 2024, 14:00-16:00 EET.
To register for online participation, please follow the registration link below.
To register for on-site participation, please send an email to

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