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Centre for Medical Humanities
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Welcome to the Centre for Medical Humanities

The Durham Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) conducts and champions world-leading research in the field of the medical humanities. Our aim is to open up routes for a two-way exchange between clinical practice and research, on the one hand, and humanistic modes of inquiry, on the other. We do this in the hope that these exchanges will be mutually enlightening and transformative. Our vision is to produce outstanding research in the medical humanities that will open up discussion across scholarly, practice-based and policy contexts. This is enabled through an active community of postgraduates, a University wide network of affiliate academics and a vibrant programme of seminars, public engagement events, and visiting fellows.
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News and events:


CMH contributes to Inquiry launched by All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Co-director of CMH, Jane Macnaughton, has been invited to be part of the Advisory Group informing an Inquiry process launched by the(APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. She is looking forward to contributing her expertise in this area to an Inquiry that seeks to influence the thinking and practice of politicians and other decision-takers.Read more.

The Recovery of Beauty – announcing a new CMH publication

CMH is delighted to announce the publication of The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Medicine, Culture. It is a collection that developed from a public lecture series called The Recovery of Beauty. Read more.

Research Highlights

Feelings of Presence: A Survey

Hearing the Voice is conducting a survey on felt presences. Participate today! Read more.

CMH/WRI Small Grants Announces the newest awardee!

CMH is pleased to highlight the latest recipients and their research. Read more.

Wandering Minds - a new Medical Humanities funded research project

Congratulations to the team for being awarded funding for the 'Wandering Minds: Interdisciplinary Experiments on Self-Generated Thought' project. Read More.

Hearing Voices

Our colleagues and their research at Hearing the Voice have recently been highlighted in a post by Durham University. Read More.


Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series (May 19)

Roz Austin on ‘Voice-hearing and Spatialities of the Emotions’, in the Birley Room in Hatfield College, Durham University on 19 May 2016, 5 pm – 7 pm. Read more.

Adverse events: On bad affects & the antidepressant wars (7 June 2016)

Public lecture organised by Feminist Theory and Hubbub. Read more.

Opportunity (2) to undertake a commission for exhibition on voice-hearing (CfA, Durham, Nov 2016 – Feb 2017)

Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce two exciting opportunities to work with them on the production of a major exhibition on voice-hearing. Read more.

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Contact Details

Centre for Medical Humanities
Caedmon Building
Leazes Road

Tel: +44 (0)191 33 48277