AHRC has supported a wide range of projects in the medical and health humanities area.
Medical humanities medal
In 2018, AHRC, in association with the Wellcome Trust, launched the Health Humanities Medal competition which sought to highlight work in this area across five categories:
- best research
- best doctoral or early career research
- best international research
- inspiration award
- leadership award.
Read about the 2020 Medical Humanities Award winners.
Living with dying: everyday cultures of dying within family life in Britain, from the 1900s to the 1950s
The Living with Dying project explored what history can tell us about dying, grief, bereavement and remembering, moving death away from medical practitioners and undertakers, to families and individuals. In looking at how death and dying was discussed in day-to-day life, the project provided valuable resources for bereavement charities and public health teams as well as historians.
Medical care during the First World War
AHRC funded research into medical care during the First World War and how hospitals managed the influx of injured soldiers.
Visualising the conditions and experiences of seizures
AHRC funded a project about visualising the conditions and experiences of seizures, where art has been used to contribute to our understanding of illness and medicine.
Read about best doctoral or early career research nominations – a selection of medical humanities projects that have been supported by AHRC.