Medical Humanities Sheffield

Medical Humanities Sheffield

Medical humanities Sheffield (MHS) was established in October 2012 in order to meet the significant appetite for greater and more regular dialogue between the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Medicine, Dentistry and Health.

Directed by Professor Phil Withington (Department of History) and Professor Ian Sabroe (Medical School), MHS was recognized as a university centre in January 2013. It now has over 130 members drawn from academic staff and medical practitioners across Sheffield.

MHS has recently run a successful public lecture series and hosts an ongoing seminar programme, ‘Windows into Research’, where members learn about the research questions and methodologies of colleagues in different disciplines.

MHS has also secured funding for two interdisciplinary postgraduate networks over the last two years – one exploring issues surrounding the body and conceptions of beauty and another on disease and shame. It also offers supervision in the Medical School’s BMedSci programme and has identified six research strands with research leaders from different disciplines.

MHS is a ‘bottom up’ centre that reflects the interests of its members.

Additional information:

To learn more about MHS postgraduate activities and opportunities and also its six research strands please visit the website.