Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Fevers, Frets, and Futures: uncertainty and new ecologies for post-Covid healthcare

04 July 2023–07 July 2023, 1:30 pm–6:30 pm


Association for Medical Humanities Annual International Conference, in collaboration with the IAS, UCL

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Institute of Advanced Studies / Association for Medical Humanities


Institute of Advanced Studies and online
ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we had to reschedule this conference. We are delighted to announce the new dates and a new call for abstracts.Tickets purchased previously are valid for the new dates, 4-7th July 2023. We hope that you will be able to join us then. However, if this is not possible, please contact conference@amh.ac.uk

The last two and a half years have exposed points of encounter between existing anxieties about climate change and environmental collapse and new crises of health and well-being in the face of the Covid pandemic. What are the lessons we can learn from the frets and fevers of a global pandemic, to think and create new futures and a new sustainability in our work, our lives, and the environments on which they precariously depend? Creating a dialogue between the SHAPE (arts, humanities and social sciences) and STEM (biomedical, science, engineering and technology) disciplines this hybrid conference brings together global and local perspectives on practice, in a community of trust.

Confirmed keynote/plenary contributors

Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Prof Helen Chatterjee, Prof Anthony Costello, Prof Julian Ma, Dr Nick Watts (Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England), Invisible Flock and the Land Body Ecologies Team at the Wellcome Hub, Prof James Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Dr Dhruv Gupta, Dr Rochelle Burgess, Dr Emily Baker, Dr Anne Dunleavey, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Dr Margaret Greenwood, Kung Jaadee, Dr Margot Parkes, Prof Ilan Kelman, and artists Dr Onya McCausland, Lisa Boivin, Christine Wertheim, Prof Dryden Goodwin, Dr Sarah Fortais, Hannah Fletcher, Dr Edwina Fitzpatrick, Lucie Winterson, performer Meg Hodgson, poet Prof Sharon Morris, musician  Dhanraj Persaud and dancer Anusha Subramanyam (Beeja.com).

Registration is open: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/617707147707Attendance is free for UCL staff and students. 

Look out for the programme as it evolves which will include: keynote presentations, panel discussions and conversations from diverse perspectives, creative and interactive workshops and student poster and creative prizes. Check the conference website for more information. 

Banner image by Onya McCausland  ©