Medical Humanities


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We are a vibrant interdisciplinary research cluster that focuses on the literary, linguistic, social, cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of health and sickness. We promote the contributions of the humanities to healthcare, medical practice, and the wider community and foster international collaboration among medical humanities scholars to address healthcare issues of urgent concern in South East Asia and beyond. We seek to expand our network across a wide range of disciplines and welcome applications for PhD research on topics related to health, culture, and society.

For details of our current research projects, please click HERE.




Venue: ​3A Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199201 
  • ​Saturday, 25 August 2018
  • Saturday, 22 September 2018
  • Saturday, 27 October 2018
  • Saturday, 17 November 2019

Venue: Jurong Regional Library, Singapore 609732
  • Sunday, 7 October 2018
  • Sunday, 14 October 2018

Graphic Medicine Workshops
By Graham Matthews​​
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​​​​​​​Wednesday 17 October 2018
3.00pm @ HSS Meeting Room 3 (HSS-03-94)
Medicine and Society: Public Health and Visions of Modern China
By Liping Bu​

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10.00am @ HSS Conference Room (HSS-05-57)
What The Doctor Said
By Giskin Day

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​​​Friday 9 November 2018
3.00pm @ HSS Meeting Room 4 (HSS-04-71)
Medicine in the Southern Margins of the Qing Empire: Sources, Actors, Knowledge
By Florence Bretelle-Establet

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2018​ ​
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Sparks! Art Wellness Exhibition​ by Michael Tan
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The Human Dimension in Medicine and Healthcare
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Researching Language and Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Communication Education and Practice by Robyn Woodward-Kron​
​16 August MH Seminar Peter Schulz UPDATED.jpg Modern Motherhood: Mothers and Doctors over the last 150 years by Rima Apple​
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Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them: When and How Scientists Borrow fro​m Literature by Neeraja Sankaran
​13 September
End-of-life Experiences of ​Time and the Imperative Conversation
by Michelle Chiang​​
​2 October The Aesthetics of Pain: ​Semiotics and Affective Comprehension in Music, Literature, and Sensate Experience
By Ronald​ Schleifer​
​11 October ​Emotions in Medical History: How and Why They Matter
By Angelika Messner