Medical Humanities Lunchtime Talk: 6th October

Lunchtime talk: Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods on “What’s critical about the critical medical humanities?”

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities is a collection of thirty-six essays outlining a compelling new vision for medical humanities scholarship. In this talk, general editors Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods will discuss the different meanings and configurations of a critical medical humanities and what these open up for the future of this fast-growing field. Reflecting on contributors’ Des Fitzgerald and Felicity Callard’s notion of ‘experimental entanglement’ they will end by focusing specifically on the challenges raised by interdisciplinary and cross-sector working in the context of large collaborative research projects and in contemporary doctoral training programmes.

Please join us on Thursday 6 October in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD, at 1pm. The talk will last for approximately one hour, followed by  refreshments, after which attendees are welcome to stay on for discussion. A link to the chapter (along with selected other chapters from the Companion) by Des Fitzgerald and Felicity Callard can be found by clicking on this link. There is no need to register but seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Please see our website for further details. We will be reading further chapters from the Companion in the Birkbeck Medical Humanities Reading Group throughout Autumn term 2016 (more details to follow shortly).