March 18, 2019, by ahxfc

Welcome to the Nottingham Health Humanities Early Bird Researcher Group Blog!

We will be using this blog to post news and updates relating to all the exciting events and opportunities available to the EBR group!

Introducing your co-leaders!

We are delighted to introduce ourselves as co-leaders of the Early Bird Researcher group: Frances Cadd (School of Humanities), Emma Putland (School of English), Mathilde Vialard (School of Health Sciences), and Dr Colin Wright (Associate Professor in Critical Theory). We assure you we have been busy organising lots of interesting events and activities for the group over the last few months!

What is the Health Humanities?

The Health Humanities  investigates how the arts and humanities can inform and transform all aspects of health, healthcare and well-being – physical, mental, and social – making it increasingly recognised by policymakers owing to its vast impact potential. Areas of research into the relationship between the arts and humanities and health include, but are not limited to: language, literary representation, philosophy, theology, history, the built environment, material culture, and visual and performing arts.

The Early Bird Researcher Group

The EBR group invites all postgraduate students and early career researchers interested in the fast-growing field of Health Humanities to join our research group. It brings together like-minded researchers from a diverse range of faculties and departments across the university to facilitate discussion and collaboration in the field. If you would like to join our mailing list to become a member of the group, please email Mathilde Vialard:

EBR Seminar Series

This semester we have organised a seminar series with some fantastic speakers lined-up to present their research. These seminars will explore current research within the area as well as present opportunities for research collaborations, such as publications and bid development. They are free and open to all to attend – registration is not required! The first seminar on 20 March 2019 will be an introductory session with time to network, so do come along!

20 March, 17:00-19:00, B38a Trent Building
10 April, 17:00-19:00, A21 Trent Building 
16 May, 15:00-17:00, LG6 Trent Building
13 June, 15:00-17:00, A21 Trent Building
11 July, 15:00-17:00, LG9 Trent Building 

The seminars also function as work-in-progress peer support sessions, designed for you to get some feedback on your research in a friendly and constructive environment and to spark ideas for future progression.  We still have some slots available for presenters so if you are interested in sharing your research please contact one of us to reserve a slot for you. Research at any stage of completion is welcome!

We have arranged a whole host of thought provoking events and opportunities for the EBR group and we will be posting more information about those on here over the forthcoming weeks!

For now, thank you very much for your support and interest and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The EBR Team

Frances Cadd, School of Humanities (
Mathilde Vialard, School of Health Sciences (
Emma Putland, School of English (
Dr Colin Wright, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (

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