Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network in Medical Humanities (PGECR)
The Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network in Medical Humanities (PGECR) is part of the Institute for Medical Humanities's vibrant research community and organises regular academic and social events for PGs and ECRs interested in the medical humanities. The PGECR Network is committed to building and supporting a space for early career researchers in the medical humanities to collaborate, share dialogue, and find a sense of community. In the past, the Network has run reading groups, research “taster” roundtables, work-in-progress forums, PhD/postdoc application workshops, and social events like film nights.
In 2021, the Network ran the Alternate, Virtual, and Augmented Realities conference for early career researchers. This two-day virtual conference was thematically inspired by collective experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, which made everyone acutely aware of the precarity of health and wellbeing, of how structural asymmetries mediate situated, embodied experiences - and access to - healthcare. This conference brought researchers from diverse fields together to reflect on how certain realities or experiences get designated as alternative to begin with: who defines the normative parameters of lived experience, how, and why? Through a multimodal, multidisciplinary range of panels, the conference offered a generative space for accommodating these plural realities, and think about how they might – methodologically and ideologically – illuminate the work that done in the medical and health humanities.
PGECR welcomes all postgraduate and early career researchers interested and/or working in the broad field of the medical humanities – this Network is open to anyone regardless of their institutional affiliation.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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