Durham Centre for Medical Humanities wins new Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award

  The Durham Centre for Medical Humanities has been awarded £1m from the Wellcome Trust in recognition of its prominence and leadership in medical humanities research. This Discretionary Award will enable the Centre to take forward ambitious new research projects in four key strands focusing on different aspects of human experience: ‘Embodied Symptoms’, ‘Thinking, Feeling, Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough

Fresh off the press is ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves‘ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). We have two review copies available for contrasting perspectives, specifically for a voice hearer and either an academic or mental health professional.  We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind Read the full article…

Social Media and Health: Meeting the Ethical Challenges (Funding, Wellcome Trust, 15 January 2016)

The new Themed Seed Awards are now live, providing flexible funding that will enable researchers to develop an innovative research response to a strategic challenge defined by the Wellcome Trust. In this themed Seed Award round, we invite applications that directly address the ethical challenges surrounding social media and health. Areas of interest include, but Read the full article…

Making the invisible visible, a review of the Life of Breath launch event.

Sarah McLusky – Project Manager for the Life of Breath project reports on the Life of Breath Launch event: Guests gathered at Durham University’s Joachim Room on 23 September to celebrate the launch of Life of Breath, a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring breathing and breathlessness. Invisibility is a powerful metaphor for breathing, breathlessness and Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Victoria Hume

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Victoria Hume offers her perspective here. Where does it hurt? is a collection of Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Reviewed by Kyle W. West

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Kyle W. West offers his perspective here. Among the earliest lessons taught to students Read the full article…

‘Where does it hurt?’ reviewed by Dr Véronique Griffith

Following our call for review, we have brought together multiple takes on a curious collection entitled ‘Where does it hurt?’. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust (2014) and edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the collection explores the meanings and uses of the medical humanities. Dr Véronique Griffith offers her perspective here. Where does it Hurt: 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…

Latest Funding News from the Wellcome Trust

February 2015 Collaborative and Portfolio Awards now open Collaborative Awards provide groups of researchers with the support to pursue important research questions where a collaborative team effort is required. The scheme provides flexible funding for large-scale cross-disciplinary research led by multiple researchers. Collaborative Awards are available across our funding portfolio in science, medical humanities and Read the full article…