At the Centre for Medical Humanities and Bioethics (CMHB), we share an interest in the analysis of health, wellbeing, embodiment, pain, illness, bodily and functional variations, medical practices, medical technologies, diagnostics, healthcare politics, social politics, and narrative medicine, from a perspective of the humanities and social sciences. We often work in the intersection between the humanities, social sciences, care sciences, and/or biomedicine.
We come from several disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds, and are based in several departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University. During the academic year of 2020/21, colleagues at CMHB work with circa 25 different research projects. Descriptions of these projects are available at specific project websites and/or on colleagues’ webpages.
We welcome national and international researchers at our events. Researchers are also welcome to visit us, for example as guest researchers. We hope in this way to create opportunities for creative conversations, the fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences, and productive new collaborations. Colleagues affiliated with CMHB are based in a number of departments at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University. CMHB is located in the Department of Thematic Studies.
Our activitiesWe arrange seminars, research grant workshops, and “societal impact” workshops with various actors. Our seminars have different forms. They can involve discussions of our work-in-progress texts or research presentations by visiting scholars. They can also take the form of short research presentations through which we together explore a specific theme from different perspectives. At our research grant workshops, we work systematically with individual or joint research grant proposals.
Our “societal impact” workshops focus on themes such as collaboration, internationalisation, and outreach and research communication. We invite policy makers and other societal actors to such events.