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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 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 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?

Our next event in Season 3 of Conversations about Arts Humanities and Health is at 4:00pm-5:00 pm BST on 25 May 2022 with Ruth Hannan and Hannah Webster Joint Heads of Programme for People and Places, Royal Society of Arts

Registration will open soon.

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