‘Making space’ is the theme for the Association for Medical Humanities Conference 2020 which will be held from 17-19 June at University of Limerick. This conference invites practitioners, artists, scholars and patients to think about space in the broadest terms.

This may take the form of considering the physical spaces in which healthcare is delivered or the contexts of public and private discourses about health and illness. It may take the form of considering how work in the Medical Humanities opens up critical understandings of space; its metaphors, configuration and geographies.

Individual 20-minute papers and panel proposals (three papers of 20 minutes duration followed by Q&A) are welcomed that address but are not limited to the following:

  • Interdisciplinary Spaces and the Medical and Health Humanities.
  • Medical Education, Healthcare Education and curriculum space.
  • Mainstream and liminal spaces.
  • Body as space and in space, for instance othered and immigrant bodies; dying and dead bodies.
  • Spaces in visual, verbal and sensory texts and objects.
  • Geographical life course spaces: from cradle to grave.
  • Making space for Alternative and Complementary health.
  • Configuring and refiguring space.
  • Space as communication and negotiation.
  • Digital media spaces.
  • Public and private space.
  • Spaces for Medical Humanities publishing and activism.

A special journal edition on Death and Dying will emerge as proceedings from AMH 2020.

Confirmed keynotes:

  • Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin.
  • Dr Brandy Schillace, Editor in Chief, Medical Humanities (BMJ).
  • Professor Scott Podolsky, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University.

Submission details:
Deadline: 30 November 2019
250-300 words, four keywords, a short biography of 50 words.
If you would like to propose a different presentation format please contact the conference organisers.
Email: amh2020ireland@gmail.com

Further information: https://www.amh2020ireland.com/


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