3. A post-doctoral fellowship position on Hamanitarian Studies has been awarded to the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine. To apply please click here.
4. 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.
5. Prof 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.