The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine was established in 2009 as a joint initiative between the Faculty of Arts and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong.

As an economic and cultural hub for East and Southeast Asia, at the forefront of research in Medicine and the Arts, Hong Kong provides a strategic setting for rethinking global networks of knowledge.

The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at Hong Kong is the first institution of its kind in Asia, and one of the few in the world with a mission to foster interdisciplinary research and teaching in relation to three broad interconnected themes: the challenges posed by the translation of biomedical technologies into society; the relationship between disease, health, culture and society; and the humanization of our understanding and practice of medicine. Aside from its research strand, the Centre has a commitment to the development of cross-disciplinary teaching at The University of Hong Kong and to knowledge exchange.


May 18, 2018 (2:30pm)
WHO Global Health History Seminar on Global Health Histories 106 - 'Strategies of Anti-Panic: A New Approach to Epidemic Panic' at Room A2-08 (MTC), 2/F William M.W. Mong Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

July 24, 2017 (3:30pm) Research Seminar on Dreams of Infrastructure and the Pasts of Global Health: Examples from Senega at Room 1066, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Job Posting: Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Medicine (Closes May 15, 2017)

CHM's new series of Science, Technology, and Medicine Research Seminars starts on Thursday 4th February 2016.

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