Welcome to the Medical Humanities Network
Welcome to the Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The medical humanities complement, contextualise and critique purely biomedical, technological or other reductive accounts of what it means to experience illness, encounter disease or transact a therapeutic relationship. In addressing how we comprehend health, sickness, disease and “the embodied life”, such concerns are examined from a range of professional and patient perspectives. This website is intended to act as a forum to connect individuals working across a range of disciplines and practices at the University of Glasgow, who are interested in the intersections of medicine, culture, and the arts and humanities. Megan Coyer & Hannah Tweed
The Digitisation of Mental Healthcare Archives is a collaborative project between the Wellcome Trust and a number of institutions including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archive, Dumfries & Galloway Council and the University of Glasgow Digitisation Centre. The University of Glasgow’s role in this project will digitise content from the Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Crichton Royal Institute collections which translates to over 350, 000 images. The two year project began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2016. The range of records encompassed by the project includes patient records included casebooks and registers (up to 1914), administrative records, artworks, photographs and publications produced by patients and staff.