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Medical Humanities Network

Forskargrupp 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.

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Our events for 2021-2022 are: 

16 September, 3.15-4.45: "The Swedish Abortion Pill and the Making of Values" (Morag Ramsey, Uppsala) via Zoom. 

24 September, 10-12: "Det sena 1900-talets Svenska amalgamkontrovers" (Final seminar of Umeå PhD candidate Jonatan Samuelsson with examiner Maria Josephson, KI) 

26 October, 1.15-2.45: Joint seminar with Modern Literature, "Physical and Mental Health Among Medieval Recluses" (Godelinde Perk, Oxford)

Previous events in 2020-2021 were:

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

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

11 May, 1:15-2.45: Medicine and "Magical Thinking" in the Middle Ages (Gwendolyne Knight Keimpema, Stockholm)

25 March, 3:15-4.45: Should Computers Help Make End-of-Life Decisions? Advancing a New Debate in Medical AI Ethics (Erik Campano, Umeå)

18 February, 3:15-4.45: "A Cultural Biography of the Prostate" (Ericka Johnson, Linköping)

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Översikt

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I en ny avhandling analyseras ljudlandskapen som framkallar rysningar i gotiska 1800-tals noveller.

Många sökande till ny kurs om epidemiernas historia

Kursen undersöker hur epidemier påverkat politik, kultur, konst, litteratur och folkliga föreställningar.

Möjligheter och risker med CRISPR-Cas9

Ett nytt forskningsprojekt handlar om de etiska frågor som aktualiseras när det gäller genteknik.