About

Bentham Lantern Procession. Photograph: Peter Swan

The CMH blog is a leading source of news and commentary in the medical and health humanities, and was recognised in 2011 as one of the top 50 blogs for humanities scholars. It is edited by Angela Woods, Will Viney, Felicity Callard, Ben Kasstan and Dori Beeler.

Our aim is to engage as many readers as possible in a conversation about the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. In addition to calls for papers, conference announcements and other items of interest, we publish a wide range of reviews, reports and ideas pieces on all matters medical humanities.

If you would like to start part of that conversation, we would love to hear from you. Contributions to the Centre for Medical Humanities blog are invited from academic researchers and postgraduates, clinical, healthcare and arts-in-health practitioners, writers and artists – indeed, anyone with insights into questions of medicine and flourishing.

We welcome posts (up to 1000 words) in any of the following formats:

  • Announcements of events, seminars and recent publications
  • Calls for papers
  • Reviews of books, films, exhibitions and conferences
  • Reflections on healthcare policy and practice
  • Short ‘ideas pieces’ profiling current and future research
  • Editorial/opinion pieces, especially on topical issues
  • Photo essays

As the work of previous guest authors Havi Carel, Stephen Pattison, Paul Lazarus, Clive Parkinson, and Anastasia Scrutton attests, blogging is not simply about publicising events or disseminating research but can be itself an academically enriching undertaking.

To join the conversation, please contact us.

Please note that we do not publish posts related to medical products or corporate interests of any kind.

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