The doctoral course “Medical Imaginaries: Postcoloniality and Gender in the Medical Humanities” offers an interdisciplinary investigation of the centrality of gender, sexuality, race, colonial ideologies, social justice, global inequality and class to the medical humanities. The medical humanities has focused largely on how the humanities can contribute to the field of medicine. In this context, attention to literature and the arts has sought to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection, specifically in the arena of medical practice. However, this course seeks to expand the focus of the medical humanities by developing methodologies and analyses that take as their starting point the often-absent issue of unequal historical and contemporary global relations and their gendered dimensions.
When? 1.-2. June 2016
Where? Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) University of Bergen, Norway
Organised by: Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) in co-operation with the University of Cape Town, the University of Witswatersrand, Linköping University and the University of Leeds
Deadline for registration: 1. May 2016
Accreditation: 3/5 ECTS
See full course description at SKOK’s website