‘The Life of Breath’ and what it means to breath

The recently published ‘2014 Annual Review of the Wellcome Trust’ highlights the ‘The Life of Breath’, a recent Medical Humanities Joint Investigator Award. Joint Investigators Professor Jane McNaughton at Durham University and Professor Havi Carel at the University of Bristol were awarded funds made available by the Wellcome’s expanded remit within the health-related humanities and social science. As outlined on page Read the full article…

New vacancy at the prestigious Wellcome Trust: Society and Ethics Portfolio Development Manager

The Wellcome Trust have a very exciting job opportunity in their Humanities and Social Science Department, details of which can be found below: Society and Ethics Portfolio Development Manager The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement. Read the full article…

New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely

Following the latest New Generations workshop in Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) on September 25th 2014, New Generations Programme member Ben writes: New Generations: Using our inheritance wisely by Ben Kasstan   The CMH New Generations programme is a pioneering initiative to gather emerging thinkers who are linked with the medical humanities – a discipline formed of a fluid but Read the full article…

New Medical Humanities job opportunity at the Wellcome Trust

Two very exciting new job opportunities in the Humanities and Social Science department at Wellcome are part of our expanded funding of these fields, and constitute new additions to the department. The first, which will be of most immediate interest is for a Portfolio Development Manager for the Medical Humanities schemes. This is a senior Read the full article…

Wellcome Trust unveils new funding framework

The Wellcome Trust announces exciting changes to its funding framework. The most significant changes are: A new scheme for collaborative research, to support groups of researchers to pursue key questions. This scheme is to enable team projects, led by multiple researchers, which can only succeed through working together. A new scheme for seed funding to Read the full article…

Dr Simon Chaplin is new Director of Culture & Society (under which sits Medical Humanities) at The Wellcome Trust

The Centre for Medical Humanities sends warm congratulations to Dr Simon Chaplin, who has been appointed as Director of Culture & Society. Dr Chaplin, who was previously the inspired Head of the Wellcome Library, succeeds Clare Matterson, who took on the new role of Director of Strategy earlier this month. Medical Humanities, alongside Engaging Science, Society and Read the full article…

Where does it hurt? A new collection from the Wellcome Trust celebrates rich diversity of the medical humanities

What does it mean to be well? Or ill? And who, apart from you, really knows which is which? Contemporary definitions of medicine and clinical practice occupy just one small corner of a vast field of beliefs, superstitions, cultures and practices across which human beings have always roamed in the search to keep themselves, and Read the full article…

Pre-application Workshop (Wellcome Trust, Wolfson Research Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Friday 16 May)

Wellcome Trust Pre-Application workshop for prospective Medical Humanities and Society & Ethics applicants More details, click here. The workshop will take place on Friday 16 May from 10.30 to 16.30 at the Wolfson Research Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Stockton on Tees. The website will allow you to register your interest to attend the workshop. Read the full article…

First Hub Residency at Wellcome Collection to be led by CMH staff member Felicity Callard with CMH Affiliate Charles Fernyhough in Core Team

The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) is delighted to announce that first two-year £1m residency of The Hub at Wellcome Collection will be led by Dr Felicity Callard (Senior Lecturer in CMH and the Department of Geography), with Prof Charles Fernyhough (CMH Affiliate) as one of the core team (along with Claudia Hammond, Dr Daniel Read the full article…

Medical Confidentiality and Privacy: Past, present and Future (Symposium, Glasgow, 25-26 April 2014)

Medical Confidentiality and Privacy: Past, present and Future 25th & 26th April 2014 The University of Glasgow This 2-day event will encourage participants, from around the UK and abroad, to consider a range of perspectives on medical confidentiality and privacy. It has been designed to enhance understanding of contemporary areas of concern and debate, and of Read the full article…