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Centre for Medical Humanities
  • About CMH

    About CMH
  • Research

    Research
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    Resources

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:

News

Centre for Medical Humanities wins new 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.

New role for Felicity Callard

After 5 years as a valued colleague at CMH, Felicity Callard has moved on to take up a new post as Director of Birkbeck's Institute for Social Research. Read more.

Research Highlights

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.

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.

Events

Free-diving Film Night

As part of the 4th Being Human festival, Life of Breath invites you to an evening of film and discussion exploring free-diving. This is a free event, taking place at 6.30 - 8pm on Thursday 24th November. Read more.

Conference: Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities

Durham University Music Department and CMH are organising a conference on Trauma Studies in the Medical Humanities on 12-14 April 2018 in Durham. The call for papers is out now. Read more.

Contact Details

Centre for Medical Humanities
Caedmon Building
Leazes Road
Durham
DH1 1SZ

Tel: +44 (0)191 33 48277
Email: mail.cmh@durham.ac.uk