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Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland

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Funded by:  Royal Society of Edinburgh

Main contact:  Dr Gavin Miller, Dr David Shuttleton

Start date:  2011

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Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) was officially launched at its inaugural event held at the University of Glasgow on the 18th of June 2011. MHRNS was funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Scottish Government and worked to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. Dr. David Shuttleton and Dr. Gavin Miller, co-directors of the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow, led the network from 2011-2013.

MHRNS bought together a core of 16 medical humanities researchers and practitioners from institutions across Scotland. These collaborators, along with invited guests, participated in a series of four research workshops, each addressing one of the network’s four main research themes: (1) “Why Historicise?”; (2) “Theory into Practice”; (3) “Mental Health”; and (4) “Dependency”. Additionally, two larger symposia, each focusing upon two of the research themes, were open to the wider academic and medical communities, and two public lectures were open to the general public. These events were held at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.