In today’s podcast, EIC Brandy Schillace interviews Gavin Frances, Scottish physician and writer of both travel and medical works of nonfiction. His books include True North, about the artic, Adventures in Human Being, a cultural map of the body, and Shapeshifters, looking at changes in our bodies over time (a Sunday Times Book of the […]
Engaging with popular medical humanities writing, research, media, and film, the interviews will be chosen for their contribution to a debate which will be actively framed by the interviewer –the interview will always be introduced with a paragraph that speaks to the issues raised by the work and how this is relevant to the field, and particularly to the journal’s contribution to the field. (in future, many will also be available as podcasts). Suggested interviews may be submitted the attention of the blog editor.
Prescribing Art: An interview with Victoria Hume, Director of the Culture, Health, and Well-being Alliance
EIC Brandy Schillace speaks with Victoria Hume, Director of the UK’s Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and a Research Associate in the medical humanities at WiSER. Hume serves as an arts manager in the NHS for 15 years, and spent four-and-a-half years at Wits initiating a series of arts and health collaborations, including a new […]
Interview: Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale, 30th October 2018
Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale is Nigeria’s first Professor of Literature and Medicine, a position he has held since 2010. From 2012 to 2017 he was also head of the Department of English at the University of Ibadan. Given that Medical Humanities is a nascent field in Africa, I am interested in the Nigerian experience of developing […]
Interview: Robbie Duschinsky, AE at MH, and Jane Macnaughton 28th March 2018
Jane Macnaughton has been a leader in the field of health humanities in Britain, from her position over 18 years as Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University. During this time, she has continued work as a clinician. She was part of the core group that set up the Association for […]
Talk to Her: Deconstructing Taboos in Arab cinema
Egyptian pioneer film director Enas El-Dighade in conversation with Medical Humanities film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali 2017 was a significant year for women worldwide. The #MeToo and #Timesup campaigns caught international media attention by emphatically stating that injustice and discrimination against women can no longer be met with a blind eye. Women who publicly spoke about […]
Breastless: Reflecting on Creativity in the Face of Surgery
Louise Kenward interviews Clare Best about her multimedia project Breastless, published online recently as part of ‘Life Writing Projects’, a joint project between The Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research and REFRAME at the University of Sussex. In Breastless, Best traces her experiences of risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy through prose, a sequence of poems […]
Long Read: What Does it Mean to Listen, and How Can it Be Learned?
Anders Juhl Rasmussen interviews Dr Rishi Goyal, Director of Medicine, Literature and Society and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Centre, and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Columbia University. Goyal is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, and Rasmussen gives some observations from a recent teaching session […]
Deborah Bowman in conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of ‘The Empathy Exams’
Join the Editor of Medical Humanities, Deborah Bowman, in conversation with Leslie Jamison as they discuss her acclaimed essay collection ‘The Empathy Exams’ and more. Leslie’s work questions how we understand each other and the concept of empathy, drawing on her time as an actor working with medical students and her own experiences of […]