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This Wellcome-Trust funded project was headed by Dr Gavin Miller, Director of the Medical Humanities Research Centre in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow.

The project investigated the significance of science fiction for the medical humanities, pathfinding for a future, large-scale research project. The project’s activities included:

A series of themed workshops, and a concluding conference, consolidating a network of interested researchers, clinicians, and writers.
The seeding of an ongoing online database of primary and secondary resources to aid future research.
A themed special issue of BMJ Medical Humanities published in December 2016 on ‘Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities’.
A creative writing competition (competition now closed), with successful entrants appearing in a competition anthology, A Practical Guide to the Resurrected, forthcoming later in 2017 from Freight Books.