About the Organiser
Vellore Institute of Technology is a private university located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduates, 34 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has a second campus in Chennai.
About the Webinar
The International Webinar on Medical Humanities for the Beginners is organised by VIT Vellore on July 6, 2020 from 2:45-4:00 PM.
Medical Humanities adopt an interdisciplinary research approach in order to offer a rich insight into the existential and embodied crises of the patients, their family members, and health-care practitioners who narrate about their life being raptured and transformed by illness. Medical Humanities aim to humanize the health-care profession by drawing on critical perspectives from the disciplines such as philosophy, literary studies, medical anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, science and technology studies.
At this time of global crisis, when the whole world is engrossed in finding solutions for the damage caused by COVID-19 through the lenses of biotechnology, this webinar aims to explore how the Humanities and Social Sciences researchers can contribute to healing the damage caused to the global health.
Stuart Murray is Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he is also the Director of the University’s Centre for Medical Humanities. He is the author or editor of 10 books, the most recent being Disability and the Posthuman: Bodies, Technology and Cultural Futures (Liverpool University Press, 2020).
Who can Attend?
Faculty Members, Research Scholars, Post Graduate Students working/aspiring to work in the area of literature and medicine, mental health and disability studies, bioethics, and health care practices.
How to Register?
- Interested participants can register for the webinar through this link.
- Registration and your online presence are mandatory for the issuing of E-certificates.
June 30, 2020
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