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We arrange a variety of events, ranging from lectures, exhibitions and collaborative workshops to and international conferences.

At our internal monthly seminars, we present and discuss work in progress. We also hold recurring workshops to develop grant proposals.

Below you can read more about our upcoming activities, past events and news about the work and research conducted by our colleagues. Please follow us on social media for further updates.


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Junior researchers in the spotlight at medical humanities network meeting

The Centre for Medical Humanities and Bioethics brought together researchers for a network meeting in the field of medical humanities. The meeting aimed to promote dialogue in and provided ample presentation opportunities for junior researchers.

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Medical Humanities International Summer School 2024

The Summer School will be held between 9-11 September in beautiful Vadstena, close to Linköping, Sweden. It is coordinated by the Centre for Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Linköping University.

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Advancing medical humanities: A reflection on three workshops

The Center for Medical Humanities and Bioethics organised three international workshops over the past 1.5 years, exploring various perspectives within medical humanities. These gatherings fostered impactful discussions and led to new collaborations.

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Lennart Nordenfelt appointed honorary doctorate

Lennart Nordenfelt has been appointed Honorary Doctor by Linköping University. Nordenfelt has been central to the development of philosophy of medicine and has contributed to the development of medical humanities from the beginning of the 1980s.

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SEK 30 million to interdisciplinary research on post-covid

LiU will receive SEK 30 million from the Swedish Research Council to fund an initiative where researchers from very different backgrounds contribute to a better understanding of post-covid-19 syndrome as an urgent health challenge.

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May I have your uterus?

Progress is being made in research into uterus transplantation. But to receive a transplanted uterus, it’s necessary to find a donor yourself, and recent research at LiU shows that this can create challenges.

Podcasts and lectures

We want to contribute to and develop cooperation between academia and other social actors by investigating and presenting the perspectives and experiences of different target groups. It could, for example, be about patients in the healthcare system or children and young people who are the subject of health promotion efforts.

In order to provide care and create interventions that respond to the needs that exist, it is valuable to look at the activities from the perspective of the recipients as well as the caregivers. Here, our research contributes valuable knowledge. For example, we lecture on results from various research projects and carry out workshops where caregivers and other practitioners, or officials who lead development work in care or school, meet researchers to share experiences regarding issues of treatment and the creation of care or health promotion efforts.


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Strimma lectures

In the academic year 2022/2023 CMHB hosted the Strimma lectures – a series of public lectures arranged by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as LiU. Here you can find the recorded lectures (in Swedish).

Recorded lectures

Cultural Biography of the Prostate

Ericka Johnson, professor at Gender studies discusses what we think the prostate is and what we use the prostate to think about, examining it in historical, cultural, social, and medical contexts. Presentation at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.