Narrativity in the medical humanities (Reading Group, Birkbeck University, 22 April 2015)

The reading group for the Medical Humanities Centre at Birkbeck aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from colleagues interested and engaged in these Read the full article…

Women, Illness and the Arts (CMH Affiliates’ Lunch, Durham University, 23 April 2015)

We warmly invite you to the next in our series of Affiliates’ Lunches on Thursday, 23rd April from 12-2pm at St Chad’s College. Professor Lucille Cairns and Dr Jac Saorsa will each present talks on the theme “Women, Illness and the Arts”. Abstracts: Professor Lucille Cairns ‘Bodily Dis-Ease in Contemporary French Women’s Writing: Two Case Studies’ Read the full article…

Summer Course “Medical Humanities – Italian Perspectives” (Padova – Italy, 6 -11 September, 2015)

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Summer Course in Medical Humanities, which Read the full article…

After Rymsdyk: drawing in Glasgow University Anatomy Museum by Jac Saorsa, Research Fellow at Glasgow University Medical Humanities Research Centre

I am here in Glasgow working on a paper in which I hope will put the Drawing Women’s Cancer project into historical and philosophical context. All of the work up to now on the project has been directly concerned with the here and now – with the experiences of women in the present, and this Read the full article…

Why Medical Humanities by Brandy Schillace

I have worked in the medical humanities for a number of years, now, and probably the one question that I hear most often is: what is it? I’ve defined it a number a times, a number of ways, but at its most essential “medhum” operates at the intersection of medical practice, medical history, and the Read the full article…

Summer Course in Medical Humanities (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy, 6-11 September 2015)

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul, is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Summer Course in Medical Humanities which Read the full article…

AMH 2015 ‘Dangerous Currents’ (Annual Conference, Dartington Hall, 23-25 June 2015)

In collaboration with Falmouth University and Creating Space Canada THE ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES (AMH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 Dartington Hall Tues 23rd/ Wed 24th/ Thurs 25th June 2015 Dangerous Currents: risk & regulation at the interface of medicine & the arts Call for presentation proposals | Opening Keynote | Draft Programme Keynote conversations: Alphonso Lingis & Adrian Read the full article…

Why the Humanities: Answers from the Cognitive and Neurosciences (CfP, Kent State University Ohio, 9-12 July 2015

The purpose of this conference is to highlight and enhance the contributions that humanities education makes to personal well being, responsible citizenship, and social justice. Recent studies in the cognitive and neurosciences indicate how humanities education can develop the following key cognitive and emotional capabilities that are essential not only for personal well being but Read the full article…

Medical Humanities at Umeå University, Sweden – a Special Issue of Kulturella Perspektiv (Cultural Perspectives)

Britta Lundgren is professor of Ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. She is currently working with the project “Epidemics, Vaccination, and the Power of Narratives”, financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. She is also the coordinator of The Medical Humanities Network, which assembles around 30 Read the full article…