The following Storying Sheffield related events will take place during Researchers’ Night at the University of Sheffield. All Researchers’ Night events are free.
1. Exhibition: The Big Story: Narrative, Community and Place [6pm – 8.30pm]
The Big Story of Abbeydale and Sharrow is made up of lots of smaller stories, of individuals, of organisations and businesses. From September, Sheffield students will work with communities to collect and analyse these stories, recognising their value and using them to research social cohesion and well being. [more information]
2. Talk: Your story, your mental health: The roles of narrative in wellbeing, resilience, and identity. [6.45pm – 7.15pm]
Brendan Stone will speak about the Storying Sheffield project and his other work in mental health contexts. His presentation will outline why an understanding of the power and role of narratives is crucial to supporting people with complex mental health needs. [More information]
3. Talk: Writing coma and brain injury: Fact, fiction and fact-tion [7.30pm – 8pm]
Matt Colbeck researches the representation of coma in literature. He has established a writing group in which all participants have experienced coma or brain injury. Their first publication, Headlines, was released last October. Matt will discuss issues regarding misleading representations of coma, whilst looking at examples of first person writing. [More information]
More information on Researchers’ Night at the University of Sheffield.
Brendan Stone’s Powerpoint presentation.