School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Medical Humanitites

Medical Humanities

Across all subject areas in the School, researchers are working at the cutting edge of disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking in the Medical Humanities.

Expertise ranges from the Renaissance to the contemporary periods, and this historical breadth is one of the distinctive strengths of this research cluster. Colleagues from Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics work together in areas such as neuroscience, empathy, the medical archive, illness and recovery and health communication.

Medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study and we work closely with colleagues from across the university as well as the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Durham. The School plays an active role in the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR).