‘Can you help me, doctor? How patient requests changed birth and death in the twentieth century’, a call for collaboration

Hieke Huistra, Alumni of the CMH New Generations programme, has recently been awarded a grant for the research project below. She is seeking possibilities for exchange/collaboration with researchers working on similar themes in different countries and/or fields. Please contact her direct if you are interested. A 78-year-old woman shuffles into the doctor’s practice and asks for Read the full article…

Interdisciplinarity – facilitated serendipity?

post provided by Jane Johnson, PhD student Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshop The Practice, Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University was hugely thought provoking. Having read a literature review on the subject plus the recommended pre-course texts, I was somewhat relieved by Callard and Read the full article…

Visual and Material Culture and an Old Anatomy School – Trinity College Dublin

Fiona Johnstone reports on the latest New Generations in Medical Humanities workshop, hosted by Trinity College Dublin in June 2015: AUTOPSY 1. Seeing with one’s own eyes, eye-witnessing; personal observation or inspection. 2. Inspection of a dead body, so as to ascertain by actual inspection its internal structure, and esp. to find out the cause Read the full article…

New Generations in Medical Humanities – Final Event (Showcase, Durham University, 9 September 2015)

As we celebrate the year end of the CMH New Generations Workshops we reflect on our accomplishments in an open showcase. The New Generations programme, funded by the AHRC and Wellcome Trust, was aimed at delivering an exciting and innovative skills development programme to a group of doctoral students and early career researchers in the medical Read the full article…

Going Global: Medical Humanities in Leeds

Following the New Generations workshop in Leeds in April 2015, New Generations Programme Members Victoria Bates and Fiona Johnstone write: What do the diaries of British POWs in South East Asia, crusader texts, and early modern cookbooks have in common? These are all subjects currently being researched by doctoral students in Leeds’ Centre for Medical Read the full article…

Libraries: Past, Present and Future.

Following the New Generations workshop at the Wellcome Library on Febraury 11th 2015, New Generations Programme members Becky Brown and Sam Goodman write: In February, the New Generations cohort gathered at the Wellcome Trust building in London to discuss The Changing Landscape of Library Provision. On this second of four days in London, the focus was to be Read the full article…

Visual Culture in Medical Humanities workshop, Durham, 18th June 2015

Fiona Johnstone – ISSF Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow and New Generations Programme member reports on the Visual Culture in Medical Humanities workshop: Recent developments suggest that it might be possible to speak of a ‘visual turn’ within the medical humanities, a field which has, to date, been dominated by the written or spoken word; consider Read the full article…

Durham CMH New Generations in Medical humanities member announced as BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2015.

After two months of strictly embargoed silence, I am delighted to able to say that I have been announced as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker for 2015. This means that over the next year and beyond, I, and nine other scholars from universities and institutions around the UK, will have chance to make programmes for Read the full article…

“The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”: a WT Joint Investigator Award

New Generations in Medical Humanities participant Dr Jana Funke (English, University of Exeter) has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award. As a New Investigator, Jana will co-direct with Senior Investigator Professor Kate Fisher (History, University of Exeter) a 5-year project on “The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”. The Read the full article…