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Cologne Lectures in New Medical Humanities



University of Cologne

Wednesdays from 18:00-19:30

WiSo-Building, 101

WiSe 2023/24

25.10.2023 — 14.02.2024

Hörsaal XXIII

The integrative approach of the Medical Humanities combines perspectives from the life sciences, social sciences and the humanities on issues of health, illness and well-being, laying special focus on the experiences of human beings. The innovative movement, already successfully established in the Anglo-American world, is also conquering academic discourses in Germany and Europe on the whole.

The Medical Humanities aim to further develop and enrich medicine as a science and as a practice in the face of current challenges such as demographic change and migration, globalization and pandemics, nursing emergencies and digitalization.

How do the Medical Humanities meet this challenge? This requires a fundamental examination of the following questions (among others): How can insights into the human condition gained in disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, and sociology contribute to medical discourse? Are the medical humanities in tension with the comprehensive naturalization of medicine? How do the Medical Humanities relate to the parallel development of Psychological Humanities? How can we better succeed in taking the framing conditions of medicine, such as legal, economic, social, cultural or political factors, into account?

Join the discussion! The event is open to all interested parties and is intended for students of all disciplines. A certificate of attendance can be obtained as part of the "Studium Integrale", participation as part of the extracurricular offer is also possible.


Organized by: Erik N. Dzwiza-Ohlsen, Ragna Winniewski, Thomas Dojan, Runa Ya & Hannes Wendler

KLIPS: Lehrveranstaltungen / Cologne Lectures in New Medical Humanities - KLIPS 2.0 - Universität zu Köln (


Hörsaalgebäude - 105 Hörsaal E und Hybrid, via Zoom

10.04.2024 - Einführung: Was sind die Medical Humanities?

Die Kölner NMH-Gruppe


24.04.2024 Psychiatrie alsBeziehungsmedizin. Ein ökologisches Paradigma

Prof. Thomas Fuchs


15.05.2024 Die Erkenntnistheorie der informierten Einwilligung

Prof. Sven Bernecker


22.05.2024 Recht und Medizin

Prof. Christian Katzenmeier


05.06.2024 Sprache und Schmerz

Dr. Carolin Schwegler


19.06.2024 Was wir vom Spitzensport lernen können

Prof. Ingo Froböse


03.07.2024 „Sie sind ein Grübler über den Tod“. Arthur Schnitzlers Sterben (1892) aus medizinhistorischer Sicht

Prof. Daniel Schäfer


17.07.2024 Podiumsdiskussion: Was soll aus den Medical Humanities werden?

Prof. Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio, Prof. Sonja Rinofer- Kreidl, Prof. Martina King