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.
Hearing the Voice
Hearing the Voice warmly invites you to attend a public lecture by Mathieu Frerejouan (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne) on May 31 (5-7PM) at Palace Green Library. Read more.
4 new Project Shorts published for Working Knowledge
Following a British Academy and Wellcome-funded workshop on Collaboration in the Critical Medical Humanities held in Durham in September 2017, four new Project Shorts have been published as Working Knowledge resources. 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.
CfP open for 2nd NNMHR Congress 20-21 September 2018
After the great success of the first NNMHR Congress in Durham last year, the second Congress has been announced, inviting contributions on the theme Medical Humanities: Futures (deadline 25 May). The Congress will be hosted this year by the University of Leeds. Read more.
PG/ECR Network - Tues 22 May
Dr James Stark (University of Leeds) will giving a talk ‘“Ceaseless is Madame’s fight against the ravages of Old Man Time”: Ageing and Agelessness in Interwar Britain’. All welcome - please contact Natalie Riley if you would like to attend. 22 May Collier Room, Hild Bede College, Durham 5.30-6.30pm. Read more.
News Feed: Medical Humanities Blog
- New Seed Scheme Launched: Funding available to support research initiatives across the NNMHR (18 May 2018)
- Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century (CfP, Edge Hill University, 13-14 September 2018) (16 May 2018)
- FLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer (Exhibition, Chicago, 18 May-19 August 2018) (16 May 2018)
- New Research in the History of Medicine and Science (Workshop, Durham, 22 June 2018) (16 May 2018)
- Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters (Seminar, Durham, 23 May 2018) (16 May 2018)
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Centre for Medical Humanities Durham University http://www.dur.ac.uk/cmh
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