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GCHH international workshop - 'Medical Humanities and History: Future Directions'

From:Th 29-06-2023
Until:Fr 30-06-2023
Where:The House of Connections, Grote Markt 21

This workshop is organized by the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities.

The workshop will be an exploratory and agenda-setting conversation on the question of how history contributes (in terms of knowledge and methodologies) to the interdisciplinary field of medical and health humanities. A more detailed overview is included below. We have invited a small number of experts from across Europe and the UK to join the workshop in order to work towards a position paper and a bigger meeting or conference in the future.

As previously explained, the workshop will be an exploratory and agenda-setting conversation on the question of how history contributes (in terms of knowledge and methodologies) to the interdisciplinary field of medical and health humanities. Mary Robson (Durham) will be our creative facilitator for the meeting and has worked with us to plan the program for the workshop.

Programme

We have organised five sessions over two days:

  1. European approaches to history in/and medical humanities (here we ask for a reflection on approaches in your country / institutional setting)

  2. Applied history: clinical contexts and communities

  3. Applied history: policymaking and communities

  4. Applied history: heritage and museums

  5. Methodologies (this session will be the last conversation of the workshop and will be based on the conversations of the other sessions)

On Thursday the 29th, the workshop will close with a dinner at the Schimmelpennickhuys, and on Friday the 30th with the inaugural lecture of Rina Knoeff. For information and in order to sign up for the workshop, please send an email to Tanja Lips (e-mail  t.a.y.c.lips student.rug.nl). Please mention if you will be present at the dinner and any dietary requirements. The deadline for signing up is 23 June.

Location

The workshop will be held on the second floor of The House of Connections, Grote Markt 21,  9712 HR Groningen (https://www.rug.nl/staff/location/4428). The entrance is on the right side of the Jumbo supermarket. A red Aletta Jacobs School for Public Health flag will also point you in the right direction. 

More information to follow, or via gchh rug.nl.

Programme flyer featuring a photograph of the statue of Aletta Jacobs.