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Durham University

Institute for Medical Humanities


Tuesday 28 May 2019

Phenomenology Four Ways: An International Workshop

9:00am to 5:30pm, Priors Hall, Durham Cathedral

Hosted by the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust. This is the second in a series of workshops exploring the methodological opportunities and challenges involved in understanding human experience.

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Thursday 13 June 2019

Words from the breath poetry readings

2:00pm to 3:00pm, Lanchester Community Centre

Stop where you are. Take a deep breath. Whilst most can do this with relative ease, the experience of breathlessness is a symptom some must manage on a daily basis. These are the people who are at risk of becoming invisible to society.

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Friday 21 June 2019

Experience and the Past: Access, Value and Retrospection through Pre-modern Narratives

10:00am to 4:00pm, CA201 Caedmon Building

Experience and the Past is the third in our series on the theme of researching experience. The workshop explores the possibilities that taking a long historical perspective can open up for medical humanities research.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Health Inequalities in Trump's America and Brexit Britain

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Town Hall, Durham, Jonathan Metzl & Danny Dorling

Why do people vote for politicians and rhetoric which actually puts their own lives at risk and what can be done about it? Join Jonathan Metzl and Danny Dorling to consider how politics in the US and UK is failing the people who most need help.

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