Literature and Science – Simon James reflects on Mechanical Diggers, Scalpels, Spades and the flow of ideas between ‘the two cultures’

“It is a curious paradox…that when writers in the Arts and Humanities incorporate science into their work, sometimes they fail to apply the same combination of rigour and scepticism that we bring to history, philosophy or aesthetic artefacts in our own disciplines. A scientific ‘fact’ can become an idée fixe Read more…

Putting “Theory into Practice” – Reflecting on the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Workshop 2

Cheryl McGeachan, Phd Candidate at the University of Glasgow, writes: Recently, the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland held its second workshop event at the University of Edinburgh, entitled “Theory into Practice”. Following on from the first workshop event at the University of Glasgow, entitled “Why Historicise?”, this workshop sought to investigate Read more…