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The scene in the Kunskapskrogen venue. Three armchairs with no one. Photo.

What we are doing within the centre will not remain solely within the centre. We strive to play an active role in the public debate and contribute to the making the medical humanities visible locally, nationally and internationally. We are planning several events and will gather them all here. 


Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities hosts the popular Kunskapskrogen, conversation evenings (in Swedish) about medicine and the human, which take place 3-4 times a year and are aimed at academics and the general public. 

Read more about Kunskapskrogen and how to register (information in Swedish)

4 October | Come and listen to Rita Charon, pioneer in narrative medicine and medical humanities 

One of the international pioneers of the medical humanities, Professor Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D. at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, will receive the Philip Sandblom Prize on 4 October. Welcome to join both reception and an open lecture (in English): “Creativity in Life: How Literature, Art, and Music Affect Illness and Health”  in LUX Auditorium at 16.15

Rita Charon 4 October - more info and registration

3-4 October | Conference on: “Ranges of proximity: approaching narratives in medicine”

Nordic network for narratives in medicine and Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities host this year’s network meeting in Lund, 3–4 October.

The conference will be held at LUX, Helgonavägen 3 in Lund, starting at 13.00 on 3 October and ends approximately at 14.30 4 October. Participation is free of charge. 

Complete conference programme (PDF, 870 kB, new tab)

More information and registration

More about the network meeting and registration

The Nordic Network for Narrative Medicine is a forum with over a hundred members, who all share an interest in research and teaching in narrative medicine in a broad sense. 

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