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Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities

The Groningen Centre for Health & Humanities (GCH2 ) at the Faculty of Arts joins together researchers working on topics related to history of medicine and the body, historical demography, gender, health politics, art history, architecture, linguistics and literary studies. Our interdisciplinary research, often together with health professionals and policy makers, is aimed at understanding the cultural, historical, social and political mechanisms of health and wellbeing. An important role is given to the question how we can apply this body of knowledge in every-day practice.

Director : Rina Knoeff

Coordinator: Miente Pietersma

Academic Board / Aletta Fellows:


The Centre for Religion, Health and Well-being serves as a hub for researchers working on themes relating to health and well-being in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen. Their research covers numerous themes, such as the experience of meaning and spirituality in relation to mental and physical health, ethical questions surrounding the end of life, and diversity in religious and cultural attitudes to sickness and health.

Last modified:16 January 2021 7.01 p.m.