The Australasian Health and Medical Humanities Network was launched in June 2021. Elizabeth Stephens, Claire Hooker, Keren Hammerschlag, Sandra Carr, and Karin Sellberg outline the network’s aims and give an overview of current medical humanities practice in Australia.
The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research will host their 4th Annual Congress online from 21–23 April 2021. The Polyphony has been delighted to publish interviews with all four keynote speakers in the build-up to the Congress. In this final week before Congress, Congress organiser Ruben Verwaal talks to Felicity Callard, Professor of Human Geography at Glasgow University.
Jaipreet Virdi is a historian of medicine, technology, and disability. Her book ‘Hearing Happiness (2020) combines her personal story with academic research, raising pivotal questions about deafness in American society. The Polyphony interviewed Virdi in advance of her keynote at the Northern Network for Medical Humanities 4th Annual Congress in April 2021.