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Coming Soon: Institute for Medical Humanities

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes coming soon. In recognition of our excellent research, in Autumn 2018 the Centre for Medical Humanities will become the Institute for Medical Humanities - a UK first! With support from the Wellcome Trust we are relaunching with an explicit focus on what we do best - improving health by understanding the depth and breadth of human experience.

Things to look forward in 2018/19 include
  • Our official launch on 2 October 2018
  • Three new early career researcher opportunities - a 3-year assistant professorship (in partnership with Hearing the Voice) and two 18-month post-doctoral research fellows
  • A series of workshops exploring cross-cutting themes and methodologies for understanding human experience
  • A new look for our website and other communications
  • Redevelopment of our blog to make it an international hub for critical medical humanities research
  • Expansion of our home in the Caedmon Building with refurbished spaces for hosting events and meetings and facilitating interdisciplinary research
Looking further ahead we are exploring new research projects, collaborations and capacity building which will advance the field of medical humanities and promote excellence in interdisciplinary research.

This is an exciting time for Medical Humanities in Durham. If you'd like to be part of it please ask to join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and opportunities.

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.

Research Highlights

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.

Contact Details

Centre for Medical Humanities
Caedmon Building
Leazes Road

Tel: +44 (0)191 33 48277