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Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health

Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health is a series of free, online events where scholars, health professionals, and the public discuss how arts and humanities can inform healthcare. Hosted by The University of Kent and with the support of the Churchill Foundation, these events seek to develop meaningful dialogue and connection between humanities and medicine.

Each conversation features a central guest with whom we discuss the fruitful interaction between arts, humanities, and health in their career. Attendees will also be able to ask guests for insights about best practice, challenges, and pitfalls. Afterwards, we will disseminate the conversations as podcasts, alongside a summary of key ideas on this website and through social media.

Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health is a joint initiative by Prof Ian Sabroe and Dr Dieter Declercq. Ian is a retired Consultant in Respiratory Medicine (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and Honorary Professor of Medical Humanities (University of Sheffield). Dieter is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media and Co-Director of the Centre for Health and Medical Humanities (University of Kent).

Next event

The Centre for Health and Medical Humanities at The University of Kent warmly invites you on Friday 9 June 2023 at 4pm – 5pm BST (online) for a Conversation about Arts, Humanities and Health with:

  • Dr Gavin Miller (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Anna McFarlane (University of Leeds)

Co-hosts Ian Sabroe and Dieter Declercq will talk with Dr Gavin Miller and Dr Anna McFarlane about their work on science fiction and the medical humanities. Gavin and Anna will explain what science fiction has to offer the medical humanities, and how science fiction shapes our understanding of the future of healthcare, when the line between healthcare and biological enhancement could become increasingly blurry. They will also share what they have learned in the process of editing The Edinburgh Companion to Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities with Dr Donna McCormack.

How To Register 

Attendance is free, but please register via EventbriteYou will then receive an email with a link for the webinar.

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