22nd September, University of York

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research Workshop – York, 22 September 2016

We are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the final workshop in the current series organised by the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, at York Medical Society on 22 September 2016. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the workshops are a showcase of work in progress designed to help build connections and foster collaborations among medical humanities researchers, health professionals, artists and advocates.

The workshop is free to attend but please email Marie Allitt () to reserve a place. Some bursaries are available to cover travel costs for graduate students so let Marie know if you would be interested in applying for one when you register. The day includes lunch and coffee breaks for all participants. A brief overview of the day is below; more details to follow in September.


Brief Overview

10am – 12.15pm. Panel One: Communities of Interest: Global Health Histories, Policy and the WHO

The first session will explore current research and public outreach work being done by members of the Centre for Global Health Histories at York, a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, and the links between academia and international health policy.

Speakers to include:

  • Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (York)
  • Dr Monica Saavedra (York)
  • Dr Margaret Jones (York)
  • Dr Alexander Medcalf (York)


1.15pm – 3.15pm. Panel Two: Critical Medical Humanities: Impact and Engagement

The second session will include a talk by a representative from the Wellcome Trust followed by a number of short ‘provocation’ papers on the topic of impact and engagement in relation to medical humanities projects.

Speakers to include:

  • Dr Anne Whitehead (Newcastle)
  • Dr Annamaria Carusi (Sheffield)
  • Professor Jane MacNaughton (Durham)
  • Dr Gavin Miller (Glasgow)
  • Professor Clark Lawlor (Northumbria)
  • Dr Angela Woods (Durham)


3.30 – 4pm. Roundtable: the Future of the Northern Network

The workshop will conclude with a roundtable on the future of the Northern Network, including a discussion of the proposal for an annual conference.


Posted on 24 Jul 2016, under News.