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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 4 December 2020)


Health Humanities

Medical (or health) humanities engages with questions about medicine and health from a variety of perspectives including anthropology, literature, language, psychology, sociology and the arts. The perspectives of these disciplines are increasingly informing medical education, ethics and practice.

The medical humanities network in the faculty collects researchers from various departments in the faculty of the arts and outside the faculty. We are all interested in the intersections of health and medicine with traditional humanities disciplines, such as literature, history, ethnology, language etc. We hold seminars and reading groups. 

Our events this term are: 

18 November, 3:15-4.45: “Organizing Illness – the mobilization of patients in 20thcentury medicine” (Ylva Söderfeldt, Uppsala) via Zoom. Please contact Virginia Langum for link. 

10 December, 3:15-4:45 : "The Historical Roots of the Placebo Effect" (Karin Jensen, KI) via Zoom. Please contact Virginia Langum for the link. 

Head of research

Virginia Langum
Associate professor