Author Archives: Jane Macnaughton

About Jane Macnaughton

Jane is professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University and co-Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities. She has research interests in the nature of the clinical encounter and intersubjectivities within it, in the phenomenology of smoking, and in the methodology of interdisciplinarity within medical humanities. She is a also a clinician working in gynaecology. She is married to Andrew Russell, and they have a son, Euan (9), Jane's stepson, Ben (20) and a border terrier dog called Bertie.

Medical humanities at ESGO – the European Society for Gynaecological Cancer

I’m just returning from what might be a medical humanities first.  I was invited by John Green, an oncologist with an interest in medical humanities at the University of Liverpool, to address the biannual conference of the European Society for … Continue reading

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Launch of “Frissure”: a collaboration between Kathleen Jamie, Brigid Collins and CMH

On 6th August 2013, on a bright, August evening, I took part in the launch of Frissure, a book collaboration between the writer Kathleen Jamie and the artist Brigid Collins.  CMH had been involved from the very early stages in … Continue reading

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Encounters with Medical Materialities at Medical Museion in Copenhagen

Arriving for this two day workshop entitled ‘Its Not What you Think: Communicating Medical Materialities’, my most visceral encounter was with the weather.  The sub-zero temperatures blowing directly from Russia turned Gothersgade into an easterly wind tunnel as I trudged … Continue reading

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Exploring the ‘interstices’ – medical anthropology in Vienna

Vienna is a pretty good place to be in late November/early December with the advent markets getting going and the city decked out for Christmas.  With that in mind, Andrew Russell (CMH Affiliate and Co-Chair of the Smoking Interest Group) … Continue reading

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Medical Humanities Networking in Leeds

On Tuesday 20th November four members of the CMH visited the University of Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities.  This visit had been conceived as a sharing of ideas and projects between the two Centres and an opportunity to make connections … Continue reading

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Centre for Medical Humanities Successes

I am delighted to report that members of the Durham Centre for Medical Humanities have recently been in receipt of University awards for their work.  On Wednesday 21 November I attended the Durham University Queens Campus Prize Giving at which Anni … Continue reading

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Medical Humanities in Helsinki

Martyn Evans and Jane Macnaughton were part of an international group presenting a series of talks on aspects of the medical humanities to a group of clinicians and students in Helsinki on Friday 1st June.  On a cool but sunny … Continue reading

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Pat Barker at ‘About Face’, Durham Art Gallery

Last night at the Durham Art Gallery we were treated to a spellbinding reading by novelist Pat Barker from her new work, Toby’s Room (to be published in August 2012).  The reading took place amongst two linked exhibitions which have … Continue reading

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Smoke Free in Singapore: SIG members attend the World Conference on Tobacco or Health

Three members of the Smoking Interest Group (including myself, Andrew Russell and Sue Lewis) have been in Singapore to attend the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.   This is a huge three-yearly conference bringing together 2600 delegates working in … Continue reading

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Three Consulates and a Clinic: The Smoking Interest Group in Uruguay

Despite their largely European origins, the Uruguayan people greet you with a kiss on a single cheek (the right one).  So each time our group of 12 has arrived at one of our many meetings over the last three days, … Continue reading

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