The critical medical humanities explores the entanglement of science with humanities and social science, situating the social, cultural and political problematics of health within long cultural perspectives. These perspectives have a key role to play in analysing our expectations of medicine, and the relationship between medicine and our broader ideas of health, well-being and flourishing.
Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities is devoted to a research programme exploring this relationship.
This blog has become, over the years, a dynamic space for conversation about the field of the medical humanities. We also use it to post introductions to our research, calls for papers, short reviews on publications and conferences, updates on events and exhibitions of interest, and opinion pieces about all matters related to the medical humanities.