Our People, Our Story, Our Way: The Western Desert Kidney Health Project (Centre for Medical Humanities, Public Lecture, Durham, 9 May 2014)

This is an opportunity to hear about a unique and highly innovative renal clinic and health promotion project in one of the remotest parts of Australia. The Western Desert Kidney Health Project – launched in October 2010 – is a multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal health, medical and community development workers and artists aiming to reduce Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Avishek Parui

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the second of two reviews, Avishek Parui, recent PhD graduate in English Studies, writes: The Critical Medical Humanities Symposium at Durham University on 4-5 November 2013 brought together a wide range of researchers and research interests. Opening Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Review by Abi Mcniven

The first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium was held on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. In the first of two reviews, Abigail Mcniven, PhD candidate in Geography, writes: Introducing the ‘Critical Medical Humanities Symposium’, Angela Woods presented attendees with a provocation: to think beyond the primal diagnosis scene underpinning the ‘re-humanising medicine’ mantra Read the full article…

Critical Medical Humanities Symposium – Final Programme and Invitation to follow #CritMH debate on twitter

We are delighted to be hosting the first international Critical Medical Humanities Symposium on November 4 and 5 at Durham University. Registration for the symposium has closed, but we would love for as many people as possible to participate in the discussions by following the twitter hashtag #CritMH. (We will be tweeting @mdiclhumanities, but you Read the full article…

Upcoming Events at the Durham Centre for Medical Humanities

CMH Seminar: Dr Jules Evans, philosopher and author, ‘The Varieties of Ecstasy’ 20th November, Senior Common Room, Trevelyan College, 5-7pm CMH & WRI Joint Seminar: Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York, ‘International Health and the Limits of its Global Influences: Bhutan and the Worldwide Smallpox Eradication Programme’ Read the full article…

CMH Arts in Health PhD Success

It is a huge pleasure to report to blog readers the success of one of our CMH PhD students, Anni Raw.  Anni has been with us since January 2010 funded on a prestigious Durham Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship.  At her viva on Friday 6th September, her examiners, Professor Nigel Rapport (Anthropology, St Andrews) and Professor Sarah Read the full article…

Celebrating success in our Centre for Medical Humanities

As our academic year comes to an end, I hope blog readers will indulge the CMH Directors in advertising some wonderful successes for members of our team. This has been a year in which we have seen the start of the Hearing the Voice project, supported by a £1m Wellcome Trust strategic award.  CMH is Read the full article…

Celebrating Our Future: New directions in Medical Humanities Research and Annual Summer Party (Thursday June 20, St Chad’s College)

Staff at the Centre for Medical Humanities are delighted to invite you to our Annual Affiliates Summer Party Thursday 20 June 3.30 – 5pm St Chad’s SCR St Chad’s College Durham This year we celebrate the new directions in Medical Humanities research through the work of three of our post-doctoral fellows. Each of the fellows Read the full article…

Celebrating 1000 Posts With … a Questionnaire: What Do *You* Want the Next 1000 Posts to Cover?

This poll has now closed. Many thanks to all who completed the questionnaire – your feedback means a huge amount to us. The winner of our £50 amazon voucher will be announced on Friday 21 June! [googleapps domain="docs" dir="forms/d/172Clk_FF9x9di7RZBAs19C5Nzp2BmMilG4RNPEkQtWw/viewform" query="embedded=true" width="760" height="500" /]

A Short Film Project Giving A Voice To People With Disabilities

Click here or on the image above to see an ABC Stateline report on ‘The Lost Generation Project’. Simon Flavelle will be speaking about this project at a Centre for Medical Humanities seminar this Wednesday 23 March 5.15 – 7pm at St Chad’s College.