This Portal is designed to support students and independent researchers at all levels to explore the medical humanities, particularly the history of medicine.
The McMaster Library Collections page provides a description of archives, libraries, museums, and digitized collections on the McMaster University Campus. Browse to find out more!
The Library, Archives, and Museum Collections page has thematic listings of archives, libraries, museums, and digitized collections in the history of medicine from around the world. We include the largest collections, specialized collections, digital collections, and special areas on Canada and Canadian History. An Aboriginal Health area will be added in 2018.
The Grants for Student Research page lists grants offered by McMaster University, by libraries and archives, by professional and scholarly associations, and by government in support of individual research projects in the history of medicine and medical humanities.
Thematic modules and blogs are here for you to browse for ideas and inspiration,
There will be learning modules created by McMaster students, faculty, and staff in the six thematic areas:
How to Get Started on Your History of Medicine Project page is designed to walk health sciences students through the research process, to begin their own projects in the history of medicine.
Once you have written your project, consider presenting your work as a paper or poster at a History of Medicine Conference. Consult the Conferences page.
You are always welcome to speak to the Hannah Chair Ellen Amster at the Hannah History of Medicine Unit in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
We have invited our colleagues from a variety of departments and disciplines across McMaster University into a medical humanities interest group. Visit the McMaster University Programs Related to Medical Humanities page to learn more about their work.
The Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series is a yearly colloquium series open to the public featuring interdisciplinary speakers in the history of medicine and the medical humanities.
The Michael DeGroote School of Medicine undergraduate MD program at McMaster has a Medical Humanities Interest Group. This year May 6-7, 2016 they are hosting an exciting conference, A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to Medical Humanities. All are welcome.