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Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing – physical and mental, human and animal, past and present – preoccupies societies. The
expanding discipline of medical humanities seeks to improve health by understanding human experience. In
the College of arts and humanities, an interdisciplinary group explores the social, economic, scientific, political
and geopolitical, environmental and cultural framings of health and wellbeing. We consider how states,
communities, and individuals promote, regulate, and conceptualise health, medicine and wellbeing, and the
intersections with categories such as gender, sexuality, race, religion, and ethnicity.

Our group examines varieties of cultural and linguistic representations of these matters and encourages critical engagement and reflection. Scholars consider research questions on diverse chronological and geographical scales, and in various cultural settings.

College of Arts and Humanities

University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland
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