News

2017
The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine is inviting applications for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Medicine to commence on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Closes May 15, 2017. For details: please click here.

Dr. Robert Peckham and Dr. Ria Sinha’s article “Satellites and the New War on Infection: Tracking Ebola in West Africa” is now published in Geoforum, vol.80 (Elsevier: 2017): 24-38.

2015
The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine will organize a major public exhibition, entitled Fever, on the history of malaria in partnership with the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. Bilingual educational events for schools and the general public will be held in the Museum in Sheung Wan. Please see Events for details.

2014
The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine is pleased to announce that Professor L.C. Chan has been apoointed M.B. Lee Endowed Professorship in the Humanities and Medicine.

2013
Call for PhD application in Cultural Approaches to Diagnostic Technologies in East Asia.

Call for PhD application in Discourse Analysis of Telegenetic Counseling Communication.

2012
Professor Srikant Sarangi (University of Cardiff), has been appointed to a Visiting Research Professorship at the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine.

2011
A post-doctoral fellowship position on Hamanitarian Studies has been awarded to the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine. To apply please click here.

2010
Professor Didier Fassin from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, has been appointed to a Visiting Research Professorship at the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine. Prof Fassin trained and practiced as a  physician and holds a doctorate in anthropology. In his work he has developed an ethnographic approach to study critical public health issues within socio-cultural and political contexts. As Visiting Research Professor, he will spend time at the Centre over a period of three years, working with faculty in both Arts and Medicine to develop the CHM Humanitarianism research theme. Prof Fassin will be visiting the University of Hong Kong in May 2012.

2009
The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine is pleased to announce the M.B. Lee Endowed Professorship in the Humanities and Medicine which has been bestowed on Professor K.H. Louie. We are extremely grateful to Mr M.B. Lee for his generous donation.

Professor Louie is a distinguished scholar of Modern Chinese Studies. In addition, as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at HKU, he has established a broad framework of comparative and inter-disciplinary research.

During my extended involvement three decades ago with outstanding overseas orthopaedic surgeons under the Visiting Professorship Scheme I established in 1973, I have come to experience first-hand the tremendous healing power of humanities. I hope this Professorship will help to bridge the gap between academic and pubic communities by fostering an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of disease, health and well-being.
Mr M.B. Lee