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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.

Upcoming events

30 August 2023

Medical Humanities – Future Interdisciplinarity 

30 August 2023, 12.00 pm - 01 September 2023, 1.00 pm Vadstena Klosterhotell

Medical Humanities – Future Interdisciplinarity 

This workshop, arranged by the Centre for Medical Humanities and Bioethics (CMHB) and funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, seeks to bring together researchers with a shared interest in the medical humanities, clinical medicine and/or biomedical research. The aim of the workshop is to explore the epistemological underpinnings of such interdisciplinary health research, addressing challenges and new directions that such interdisciplinary work faces.

Keynote speakers

Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University
Jane Macnaughton and Angela Woods, Durham University
Claire Crignon, Université de Lorraine
Ylva Söderfelt, Uppsala University
Katarina Bernhardsson and Martin Garwicz, Lund University
Ericka Johnson and Kristin Zeiler, Linköping University

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts


Lisa Guntram, Eleanor Byrne and Kristin Zeiler, at CMHB. Please contact Eleanor Byrne at with any queries.



Previous activities and events 

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.


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.