Welcome

We are delighted to virtually welcome you to Limerick for this year’s Association for Medical Humanities International Conference 2021 which will take place 15-17 June.  

The three-day conference will be hosted online, but even though we cannot host you in person, the programme includes lots of extras that will bring Ireland to you. We will be announcing the details over the coming weeks, so keep checking this website and follow us on Twitter to find out more. 

This year’s theme is ‘Making Space’ and we have a great line-up of practitioners, artists, scholars and patients who are presenting their work on this topic – from the physical spaces in which healthcare is delivered and the contexts of public and private discourses about health and illness to considering how work in the Medical Humanities opens up critical understandings of space; its metaphors, configuration and geographies. 

You can view the high-level programme here, and our provisional schedules for Tuesday 15 June, Wednesday 16 June and Thursday 17 June.

We are delighted to welcome our three confirmed keynote speakers: 

Please note that you can still avail of the Early Bird rate; members of the Association for Medical Humanities also receive a reduced rate. The rate includes three days of conference sessions, opportunities to network, and the ability to access recordings of presentations for a period after the event. More details on registration here

The organising committee and I look forward to meeting you in June,

Dr Ciara Breathnach, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Limerick