Aims of the Institute

  • The specific aims of the institute are
    • to develop research projects in the Medical & Health Humanities that combine cultural studies research questions and methods with artistic research methods, and to conduct them with partner institutions and actors from the cultural sciences, medical and health-related fields, the field of artistic practices (all art forms), as well as with patients, relatives and other groups of affected persons; 
    • to contribute to the establishment and further development of the inter- and transdisciplinary work and research field of Medical & Health Humanities in the German-speaking area and to promote the exchange and the networking with partner institutions on a national and international level;
    • to develop innovative communication and publication formats that address different publics, based on the special link between the Medical & Health Humanities and artistic research strategies and the Institute’s research projects;
    • to develop seminar and continuing education programs for medical, health-related, and consulting education and training contexts based on artistic/research/art-based approaches.