The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is an interdisciplinary group which acts as a hub for academic researchers while simultaneously providing a public-facing identity for research-based medical humanities for practitioners, artists and others who may wish to collaborate. The Network is lead by medical humanities researchers at Durham University, the University of Leeds, Liverpool University, The University of York, The University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, Hull/York Medical School, Sheffield University, Northumbria University, and Newcastle University. We work closely with the Wellcome Trust, the Thackery Museum in Leeds, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The purpose of the NNMHR is:
- To provide networking opportunities with established and developing medical humanities centres in the Northern Region;
- To assist with establishing and developing the research identity of the field;
- To develop new researchers in the field at postgraduate and post-doctoral level;
- To provide a public-facing identity for research-based medical humanities for practitioners, artists and others who may wish to collaborate;
- To allow for sharing and dissemination of information about resources and facilities, especially archives and museums, outside the London areas.
The NNMHR will undertake a range of activities including but not restricted to research seminars, methodology exchange, postgraduate training, mentoring, engaging with communities of interest (including clinical and patient groups), and wider networking opportunities. If you are interested in joining the Northern Network mailing list, please email Jane Abel.