IV International Conference on Medical Humanities

 16 March, 2019 - London, UK

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

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Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire 

 

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity”

Hippocrates

 

The conference will explore the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It will promote an interdisciplinary perspective on health, illness, health care and the body. The conference will also focus on the issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  • history of medicine

  • medical anthropology

  • bioethics

  • sociology of medicine

  • medicine in literature and cultural studies

  • medicine and art

  • medicine and philosophy

  • health geography

  • medical education

We also welcome poster proposals that address one of the conference themes.

The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 25 November, 2018 to: medhumconf@lcir.co.uk. Download Paper proposal form.

Selected papers will be published in the post-conference volume. Those who are interested in contributing will be required to submit full papers by 20 December 2018.

Registration fee – 100 GBP

Provisional venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX