International Conference on Medical Humanities

 8-9 March 2025 - London/Online

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

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


The conference will explore the social, historical and cultural dimensions of health and 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 on one of the conference themes.

The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to Medical Humanities. Proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 30 September 2024 to: Download paper proposal form.

Registration fee (online participation) – 90 GBP

Registration fee (physical participation) – 150 GBP

Provisional conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London