Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Srivastava from MacLean Center for Read the full article…

Doctor, Doctor: Global and Historical Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship (CfP, University of Oxford, 24 March 2017)

“Two distinct and separate parties interact with one another – not one mind (the physician’s), not one body (the patient’s), but two minds and two bodies.” – Jay Katz, The Silent World of Doctor and Patient (1984) The doctor-patient relationship is the primary way that we experience medicine: we go to the doctor when we are may Read the full article…

Istanbul Medical Humanities Workshop (CfP, Istanbul, 24-25 November 2016)

Medical humanities is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary field that aims at building bridges between biomedical health care and the subjectivity of the person. It is located at the intersection of a range of disciplines that focus on issues and debates on illness, health, and well-being. Its interdisciplinary nature situates illness and health in their cultural and Read the full article…

Beyond Dead Weight: Redefining my practice as Visual Artist and Carer (guest post, Rachael Allen)

I remember the exact moment when I became aware of the medical humanities, casually taking in a poster on the student notice board in Durham medical school whilst attended a meeting about a potential arts and anatomy collaboration. Having wrestled with the locality of my practice in the conventional art world for years, I felt Read the full article…

Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman (Seminar series, University of Leeds, October-December 2016)

Augmenting the Body is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds, exploring questions of disability, bodily extensions, care and the posthuman. Launching in Autumn 2016, the first phase of the project is a University-funded Sadler Seminar Series. The series will feature a diverse lineup of speakers from fields including medicine/healthcare, cultural/literary studies, digital Read the full article…

Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 (Grant scheme, Academy of Medical Sciences)

We are delighted to announce a new call for applications under our Springboard scheme, for researchers working in the health social sciences and medical humanities. Springboard – Health of the Public 2040 offers a bespoke package of support to researchers. Awards are available to researchers at the start of their first independent post to help launch Read the full article…

What’s critical about the critical medical humanities? (Lunchtime talk, Birkbeck University of London, 6 October 2016)

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is a collection of thirty-six essays outlining a compelling new vision for medical humanities scholarship. In this talk, general editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods will discuss the different meanings and configurations of a critical medical humanities and what these open up for the future of this fast-growing field. They will Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Writers needed (Call for reviewers/writers)

The medical humanities website Medhum Fiction | Daily Dose is a combined blog that promotes the medical humanities and intersections between self and story. Our mission is to promote authors (fiction and non-fiction) and share perspectives about narrative, medicine, history, anthropology and sociology across cultures and disciplines. We seek to engage those working at the intersection, Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (Workshop, York, 22 September 2016)

Registration is open for the final workshop in the current series organised by the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, at York Medical Society on 22 September 2016. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshops are a showcase of work in progress designed to help build connections and foster collaborations among medical humanities researchers, health professionals, artists and advocates. Read the full article…

Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making: Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research (CfA, London, 7 February 2017)

The third UCL Qualitative Health Research Network Symposium, supported by the Wellcome Trust, will bring together researchers from around the world. Discussion will focus on increasing calls for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. This is largely driven by efforts to engage the public in the “co-production” of evidence-based healthcare and Read the full article…