Welcome to the Centre for Medical Humanities
The critical medical humanities explores the entanglement of science with humanities and social science, situating the social, cultural and political problematics of health within a long cultural perspective. Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) is at the forefront of this field. Founded in 2000, CMH currently supports two large-scale interdisciplinary research projects, Hearing the Voice and Life of Breath, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and has recently completed a third, Hubbub. Our work draws on a vibrant cross-faculty community of established and emerging researchers, and a strong network of partners beyond the academy, including the World Health Organisation, the Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Trusts, health charities, service users, activist groups, arts in health practitioners, and national arts organisations.
We welcome inquiries from postgraduate students interested in the Medical Humanities. Please visit the profiles of our Academic Staff for research interests and contact them directly.
News and events:
Centre for Medical Humanities wins Wellcome Trust Award
CMH has been awarded a Discretionary Grant of just over £1m for five years from the Wellcome Trust to support our future development. The grant is in recognition of the Centre’s current prominence and leadership in medical humanities research. Read more.
Arts of Breath
Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances, organised by the Life of Breath project, exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. The programme runs from Nov '17 - Mar '18 Read more.
Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities
This volume is co-edited by members of CMH's directorial team, and prominently features research by a number of CMH colleagues and affiliates. Read more.
Breath in Vocal Technique - Jan 17th
The Life of Breath continues its Arts of Breath series with a workshop led by classical singing teacher Miranda Wright. She will be illustrating the place of trained breathing in vocal technique through a range of music. 6.15pm in Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral, Weds 17 Jan 2018. All welcome. Read more.
The new organiser of the PG/ECR networking group is Natalie Riley. Please contact her if you have suggestions for the group, or email Jane Abel if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Read more.
News Feed: Medical Humanities Blog
- Emily’s Voices by Emily Knoll reviewed by Nancy Nyquist Potter (19 Jan 2018)
- Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience (Symposium, Cambridge, 28-29 March 2018) (19 Jan 2018)
- Marginalised mothers: health communication and maternal health in East Africa, 1920-2017 (public lecture, York, 19 Feb 2018) (19 Jan 2018)
- Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics (CfP, abstracts deadline 01 Feb 2018) (19 Jan 2018)
- From Face/Off to the Face Race: An Emotional History of the Face Transplant (Public Lecture, York, 22 January 2018) (12 Jan 2018)
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- Emily’s Voices - "a poignant and ground-breaking memoir" of hearing voices - reviewed by Nancy Nyquist Potter… https://t.co/d8TrPxOy47
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- Childhood Adversity and Chronic Disease: Risks, Mechanisms and Resilience (Symposium, Cambridge, 28-29 March 2018) https://t.co/S9jfv1vFQn
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- Marginalised mothers: health communication and maternal health in East Africa, 1920-2017 (public lecture, York, 19… https://t.co/oeOqwpuhXh
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