MHCUK Post Pandemic

Post-Pandemic Provocations Medical Humanities Roundtable Series

 

July and August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impacts on the ways in which we conduct and disseminate our research that will change how we, as scholars of the medical humanities, approach our field in the future. How do we move forward from this? What new avenues are open to us in the post-COVID world? Can we use this pandemic to reassess our methodologies and enrich our networks to foster a truly global research community?

This series of online roundtables is organised by the current Medical Humanities Fellows on the Wellcome Trust China/UK collaborative research programme between the Universities of Strathclyde, Manchester, Shanghai, Fudan and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The fellows represent three emergent areas of the wider field of medical humanities covering a diverse range of expertise, ranging from neurodiversity studies, visual culture to pain experience. Each session carries a theme related to medical humanities and aims to address the impact of the global pandemic on our research practice. We are interested to hear from other scholars about how they have navigated the limitations posed by the current crisis, such as the closure of archives or restrictions around conducting in-person interviews, but also how the pandemic has led to new approaches and brought unexpected benefits such as the strengthening of global networks.

 

Where and When

This virtual conference is taking place across three roundtables in July and August 2021 at 10am (BST) and features scholars from our partner institutions in China and around the world.

The Post Pandemic Provocations Programme is available to download now.

Places can be booked for each event through Eventbrite following the links below:

Pain - 5 July 2021

Processing 19 July 2021

Policy - 2 August 2021

Papers will be delivered live over Zoom or pre-recorded to account for different time zones. The sessions will be recorded and developed into a podcast series for those unable to attend live. We hope that the discussions will continue after the event via social media so that scholars from around the globe can participate. You can follow the roundtable series on Twitter @PProvocations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

July and August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impacts on the ways in which we conduct and disseminate our research that will change how we, as scholars of the medical humanities, approach our field in the future. How do we move forward from this? What new avenues are open to us in the post-COVID world? Can we use this pandemic to reassess our methodologies and enrich our networks to foster a truly global research community?

This series of online roundtables is organised by the current Medical Humanities Fellows on the Wellcome Trust China/UK collaborative research programme between the Universities of Strathclyde, Manchester, Shanghai, Fudan and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The fellows represent three emergent areas of the wider field of medical humanities covering a diverse range of expertise, ranging from neurodiversity studies, visual culture to pain experience. Each session carries a theme related to medical humanities and aims to address the impact of the global pandemic on our research practice. We are interested to hear from other scholars about how they have navigated the limitations posed by the current crisis, such as the closure of archives or restrictions around conducting in-person interviews, but also how the pandemic has led to new approaches and brought unexpected benefits such as the strengthening of global networks.

 

Where and When

This virtual conference will take place across three roundtables in July and August 2021 at 10am (BST) and will feature scholars from our partner institutions in China.

We invite scholars to submit proposals of up to 200 words to present flash papers of 5-7 minutes around one of the session themes: Pain (5 July), Processing (19 July), Policy (2 August). These papers could either:

  1. Present cutting-edge research related to those themes;
  2. Address the question of what COVID-19 disruption has meant for theoretical and methodological approaches to those themes.

Suggested topics could include:

Pain:

  • History of pain/body
  • Pain relief medicine and therapies
  • Cultural history on pain experience
  • Pain and psychoanalysis
  • Pain and gender

Processing:

  • Neurodiversity studies
  • Neurodivergent experiences
  • Cultural histories of autism, dyslexia, ADHD, dementia, brain injury etc
  • Narratives/histories of mental health/illness
  • History of Emotions
  • Understandings of neurological difference

Policy:

  • History of Industry
  • Manufacturing Regulations (Global Differences/Responses)
  • Commercial ‘Spaces’ and Advertising Standards
  • Public Health
  • ‘Clean’ Public Spaces
  • Socio-cultural Implications and/or Responses

Papers can be delivered live over Zoom or pre-recorded to account for different time zones. The sessions will be recorded and developed into a podcast series for those unable to attend live. We hope that the discussions will continue after the event via social media so that scholars from around the globe can participate. You can follow the roundtable series on Twitter @PProvocations

Please submit your abstracts to cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk by 30 April 2021.