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
This project arose as part of a University of Glasgow Masters Dissertation titled “Let Her Come In: Adapting the ‘mad’ characters of Hamlet in contemporary playwriting.” The project, supervised by Dr Vicky Price, is a one-act play adaption of Hamlet that seeks to understand the source of Hamlet’s madness. In doing so, the piece engages with adaptation processes, trauma theory, gender studies and contemporary dramaturgical practices.
The play is being performed as part of the 2016 Disability and Shakespeare symposium (organized by Dr Hannah Tweed and Dr Susan Anderson) at the University of Glasgow. It is also part of the University of Glasgow's Shakespeare400 events.