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Medical Humanities

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 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 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 Consultant in Respiratory Medicine (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and Honorary Professor of Medical Humanities (University of Sheffield). Dieter is Lecturer in Film and Media Studies and Associate Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre (University of Kent).


When is the next live event?

We’re thrilled to host our fourth conversation in our second season of Conversations about Arts Humanities and Health at 4:00pm-5:00 pm GMT on 3 December 2021 with Dr. Sayantani DasGupta (Columbia University).

Ian and Dieter will talk with Sayantani about her work in health humanities/narrative medicine, particularly her work at the intersection of narrative, health and social justice. Sayantani will discuss the importance of pedagogy in her scholarly work, and the impact of her identity as a children’s and YA author to her scholarship, and vice versa.

You can book a free ticket via Eventbrite. You will then receive an email with a link for the webinar.


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