Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

(Re)finding a place for medicine within the humanities, PG workshop, Tuesday 26 March

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(Re)finding a place for medicine within the humanities: methodological approaches in the Medical Humanities
Postgraduate methodology workshop
Tuesday 26 March
13:00 – 16:00
Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also love of humanity” – Hippocrates

It is nearly 20 years since New York University School of Medicine began classes in Medical Humanities, and it has been 13 years since the BMJ launched their academic journal dedicated to this interdisciplinary field, but the area remains under-defined and opaque to many.

This workshop aims to provide a bit of definition to Medical Humanities, with suggestions as to what the field might address, what materials it might grapple with, and what outcomes it can produce.

Brian Hurwitz – Professor of Medicine and the Arts at King’s College London and director of its Centre for the Humanities and Health – will give a keynote presentation on what constitutes the field, and what materials, texts and research methodologies are open to a Medical Humanities researcher.

There will then be three illustrative papers from post-graduate researchers at the university, followed by a roundtable discussion of a range of materials.

This workshop will be an ideal introduction to the field for any curious postgraduate researchers, and an enjoyable exploration of the discipline for any already working in Medical Humanities.

All are welcome, but places are limited.  To book a place and to receive the materials for discussion, please contact Michael J Flexer at M.J.FlexerATleeds.ac.uk or michaeljflexerATme.com.

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