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
'Disability Studies, Genre, and Form' is a seminar and symposium series run by Hannah Tweed (Glasgow) and Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity), aimed at bringing together academics working in disability studies and specialists in genre studies, theatre, and film and television studies. Based at the University of Glasgow and Leeds Trinity University, the 2015-2016 programme is as follows:
Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts (supported by the Wellcome Trust), 11th Sept. 2015, University of Glasgow.
Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium (supported by the British Shakespeare Association), 20th April 2015, University of Glasgow. Part of Shakespeare400, organised by Hannah Tweed (Glasgow) and Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity).
Premiere of Let Her Come In by Molly Ziegler. Let Her Come In is a one-act rewriting of Hamlet. Glasgow, 19th-20th April 2016. Part of Shakespeare400 and 'Disability and Shakespeare' symposium.