Medical Humanities Dissertations

Ably compiled by Dr. John Erlen, history of medicine library at Pitt, the Medical Humanities Dissertation database helpfully updates recent work: Dissertations are arranged by topic category, and each is linked to the ProQuest database for its abstract.


Don’t miss the current issue of the arts/culture journal Esopus, devoted to health and medicine: Exploring the multiple intersections between medicine and creativity, Esopus 22: Medicine, the first annual issue of Esopus, features contributions from more than 60 artists,…

Lanza Summer Course in Medical Humanities

The Fondazione Lanza (Center for Advanced Studies in Ethics, Padova – Italy), in collaboration with the Chair of the History of Medicine at the University of Padua and the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Marmara in Istanbul,…

Wellcome Library Funding Opportunity

The Hub project offers space at the Wellcome Library in London and funding to support innovative research projects. Here’s the basic info: The Hub at Wellcome Collection aims to: enable a truly outstanding interdisciplinary team to work on a project…

History of Medicine: Canadian J Hist

The current issue of the Canadian Journal of History devotes its articles and book reviews to the history of medicine:

In the Journals

New issues of several journals have come to our attention: Literature and Medicine (32.2) Fall 2014 Bulletin of the History of Medicine (88.4) Winter 2014 Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (70.1) January 2015

Medical Humanities & Health Studies @MLA 2015

Culled from the nearly 800 sessions at this week’s annual convention of the Modern Language Association, the following list (by no means complete) may be of interest to scholars in medical humanities and health studies. 21. Beyond Metaphor: New Directions…

MLA Approves New Forum TC Medical Humanities & Health Studies

We’ve been informed today that the MLA has approved the proposed forum TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Thanks to all whose scholarship over the years and whose ideas and suggestions in preparing the proposal brought us successfully to this…

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

From Harvard University Library’s Open Collections Program — Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

The New World of the Medical Humanities

Courtesy of the Wellcome Institute, a collection of articles, Where Does It Hurt? The New World of the Medical Humanities, is available on line: Edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the book includes chapters…

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