Building and interrogating relationships between the medical humanities and humanities approaches to the sciences 


  • Prof Martin Willis

    Cardiff University

Project summary

The medical and health sciences are commonly the subject of inquiry within the humanities. While the ways of thinking employed to examine them are rich and varied, there has been little consideration of what we might learn from the methods that humanities scholars use to investigate non-medical sciences. 

We plan a programme of activities to examine how we might transform our ways of understanding medicine and health if we study the most productive collaborations between the humanities and other sciences. The programme will be led by Cardiff University’s ScienceHumanities Initiative, in collaboration with international partners at Duke University.

Our project will capture a wide range of perspectives and approaches by holding a series of regional workshops, international colloquia and summer schools aimed at the next generation of scholars.