Fostering collaboration among academics working in humanities departments and in the health sciences

This website serves as a hub for Medical Humanities (MedHum) research conducted by members of the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI).  Here, members and the general public will find directories of recent scholarship, projects, events and social media activity related to the field throughout the world.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MedHum Network seeks to contribute to the ways medicine and the humanities are taught and practiced; to provide new models for research within and across fields; and to foster collaborations between scholars working in humanities departments and their colleagues in the health sciences.  The six partnering humanities centers are located at

  • Columbia University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • King's College London
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Dartmouth College
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Each is conducting specific research on aging, undergirded by collaborative reflection on issues of evidence, value, and evaluation.

For more information about this project, including how your instituion can become a CHCI Member or how you can register on this website, inquire at CHCI@RapidScience.org .