Black Health and the Humanities

The Black Health and the Humanities project was an interdisciplinary training network and collaborative research initiative taking place from October 2020 to September 2022.

Based at the Centre for Black Humanities at the University of Bristol, UK, we explored the role of the arts and humanities in understanding and improving the health of Black people in twenty-first century Britain.

We aimed to understand how Black scholarship and creativity shapes and responds to illness, and explored the role of activism and care in confronting the racialised landscape of medicine.

The project’s Principal Investigator was Dr Josie Gill and Dr Amber Lascelles was the Research Associate.

The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Header images: Naomi Gennery, 2020.

Our training programme is led by experts in Black health and the humanities.

A database of scholarly, artistic and literary resources about Black health in Britain.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries about the project.

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