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Aesthetics of Touch and the Medical Humanities

“Literature Between Medicine and Religion: Herder’s Aesthetics of Touch and the Emerging Field of Medical Humanities,” by CMH researcher Michael Mack, has recently been published in volume 94 of Neophilologus. The abstract reads as follows: “This article uses a reading of Herder’s early essay Sculpture to locate Herder’s place within Read more…

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Medical Humanities Companions

Martyn Evans and Jane Macnaughton, together with our now completed PhD student Rolf Ahlzen, have been part of an international group of medical humanities scholars which has been meeting since 2002 to publish a series of linked books describing aspects of the patient’s journey from first symptoms to the conclusion Read more…

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The Art of Medicine

CMH staff have been regular contributors to an occasional series of essays in The Lancet on ‘the art of medicine’.    November 2010 sees the publication of an essay jointly authored by the Centre’s directors which reflects upon the idea of ‘intimacy’ in relation to clinical practice.   This essay makes use Read more…

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The Body and the Arts

The Body and the Arts focuses on the dynamic relation between the body and the arts: the body as inspiration, subject, symbol and medium. Contributors from a variety of academic and artistic disciplines explore this complex and shifting relation across a range of periods, literatures and other art forms, spanning Read more…

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Spinoza and the Medical Humanities

Michael Mack on his new book Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The book discusses the contemporary relevance of Spinoza and the social, religious and political legacy of his writing and thought. His thought has posed a challenge-if not an outrage-to established ways of conceptualizing society, politics, medicine and religion. Read more…

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