Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS)

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We wish to thank the RSE and the Scottish Government for generously supporting the establishment of this cross-disciplinary and inter-collegiate initiative.

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) was officially launched at its inaugural event held at the University of Glasgow on the 18th of June 2011. MHRNS is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. Dr. David Shuttleton and Dr. Gavin Miller, co-directors of the recently established Centre for the Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow, will be leading the network over the next two years.

MHRNS brings together a core of 16 medical humanities researchers and practitioners from institutions across Scotland. These collaborators, along with invited guests, will participate in a series of four research workshops, each addressing one of the network’s four main research themes: (1) “Why Historicise?”; (2) “Theory into Practice”; (3) “Mental Health”; and (4) “Dependency”. Additionally, two larger symposia, each focusing upon two of the research themes, will be open to the wider academic and medical communities, and two public lectures will be open to the general public. These events will be held at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

A full list of collaborators (including contact details and research interests), along with information regarding upcoming events, can be found on this site. A series of ‘Humanities and Medicine’ position papers will also be available to download from this site over the next months. For further details please contact Luca Guariento at

Research Development

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Research Development

The Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network, supported by the Wellcome Trust, acts as a forum to connect individuals working across a range of disciplines and practices at the University of Glasgow, who are interested in the intersections of medicine, culture, and the arts and humanities. New projects and researchers are very welcome - visit the site or contact for more information.