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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

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Project: Seeing Our History

Seeing Our History

This is an RNIB Scotland project which traces the lives and experiences of ‘outdoor blind’ people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders during the Edwardian period. Assisting with the project was a team of research volunteers who investigated subjects in the National Records of Scotland. A book, Feeling Our History , was published in 2015 in various formats to enable maximum accessibility to people with sight loss. The title encapsulates the personal experiences of individuals investigated and also the important role of raised type to the Missions to Outdoor Blind who endeavoured to engaged with them. Podcasts have been made with Insight Radio (accessible through the website), and a second book to accompany the podcasts, Hearing Our History , is being prepared for publication.