Health Humanities at LSHTM

The Centre for History in Public Health would like to invite all researchers across the School to become involved in a new initiative: health humanities.

We are organizing a one-day event later this year to discuss health humanities at the School and to make targeted contact with individuals and teams working in the health humanities and cognisant areas.

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss current research, future plans (including funding bids) areas of research cross over, methodologies, and public and policy engagement.  We expect that the event will help foster links between researchers, helping to identify potential future collaborations, providing a building block towards developing health humanities research and teaching across the School.

What is health humanities? This is a broad area but typically might include: art/science cross overs; film and literature; narrative, interviewing and observational methodologies; cultural studies; disciplines such as history, anthropology, sociology and geography.  You do not have to work primarily in these areas to be involved; we are simply looking to bring people together who are interested in what a humanities perspective might add to their research, public engagement and/or teaching. If you are interested in participating, please make contact with Alex Mold ( or Virginia Berridge ( by 28 February 2017.

This initial event is funded by the School’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund.