Student Prizes – Annual Conference – June 27-29 2018

Student Prizes Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference – June 27-29 2018 Medical University of Sofia   SHADOWS AND ASHES   What might these symbols have to do with health ? This year’s conference theme is how humanities may help patients and their health carers rise from the ashes and (more…)

Shadows and Ashes

Shadows and Ashes is the theme of the next annual conference of the Association for Medical Humanities that takes place in Sofia at the end of June.  For me these words have a particular resonance at present, both singularly and in twain.  I find it interesting that shadows have such (more…)


BMJ has now changed it’s careers section policy and put us as on-line   (more…)

Urgent Medical Humanities Fellowship

The University of Plymouth is looking to recruit two early careers researchers for the following National Productivity Investment Fund Creative Economy Fellowships: Towards a Science of Heritage (Partner: Victoria & Albert Museum, Mentors Professor James Daybell & Professor Eduardo Miranda) And Immersive environments and serious play: New initiatives for patient-practitioner interaction (Partner: (more…)

March Blog – AMH Conference Report

Hello all from your new editor, Lloyd. In this month’s blog, Noorie Banu, a Media student at the University of Greenwich, offers us an account of Cinzia Scorzon’s keynote on East Asian conceptions of the body from the 2016 AMH conference, ‘Body Talk: Whose Language?’: Body Talk: East Asian Perspectives (more…)

Metaphors in medicine: the state of the art

Symposium – Thinking with metaphors in medicine: the state of the art – at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon – Fri 24 June – Sun 26 June 2016 – the symposium will start on Friday early evening and finish on Sunday lunchtime. Keynotes: Dr Arno Kumagai, Wilson Centre Toronto Dr (more…)

New Books

As an indicator that the medical/ health humanities culture is developing academically in its focus upon improving medical and healthcare education (and then patient care and safety), these new books have recently been published.   Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities Series:  Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the (more…)