Start off workshop OSL-funded research incubator ‘Creative-Critical Approaches to the Health Humanities’.

  • De Mul, S. (Panel member)
  • Hannah Van Hove (Organiser)

Activity: Attending or organising an event typesOrganising an eventAcademic


The emerging field of ‘health humanities’ has been arguing for and highlighting the value of
different and complementary perspectives on health, medicine and disability from fields ranging
from literature and anthropology to sociology, philosophy and cultural analysis.
Concurrently, there has been an increasing interest in approaching research as a creative practice
and developing innovative ways of conducting and presenting academic work, a field termed
‘creative-critical writing’. This research incubator brings both burgeoning fields together with
the aim to explore the ways creative-critical writing approaches can provide new ways of thinking
about health, illness and care. It brings together OSL students and staff members working in the
fields of literary studies, creative writing, disability studies, nursing and narrative medicine to
form a transdisciplinary and interuniversity
research group.
This research incubator would facilitate a first series of events – consisting of a co-
ordinated series of four workshops and three work-in-progress seminars – designed to
explore critical-creative writing approaches to the health humanities and thereby provide a
platform for debate, collaboration and innovation.
Period30 Nov 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationRotterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Creative-Critical Writing; Health Humanities; Disability; Mental Health; Institutions of Care