CISSMI

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Medicine and the Imagination Research Group

CISSMI is a research collaboration between the Universities of Glamorgan and Cardiff, founded in 2009 by members of the Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science (RCLAS), Glamorgan’s History Divison, and Cardiff’s School of History and Archaeology. The research group is dedicated to the study of the history of science (particularly the medical sciences) and the imagination (literary and cultural). Besides the research activities of the group’s members, CISSMI will support a series of seminars and other research activities that allow for discussion and interaction around these key themes.



The group’s directors are:

Dr Martin Willis, Co-director of RCLAS, and Reader in English, University of Glamorgan
Dr Keir Waddington, Head of History and Welsh History, Cardiff School of History and Archaeology

The group’s members are:

Dr Jane Finucane, Lecturer in History, University of Glamorgan
Dr Tracey Loughran, Lecturer in History, Cardiff School of History and Archaeology
Dr Fiona Reid, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Glamorgan
Dr Laurence Totelin, Lecturer in Ancient History, Cardiff School of History and Archaeology



Activities in 2010-11:
OFF SICK PROJECT: Narratives of Illness Past and Present – click for details

Past Events:
2009-10 CISSMI SEMINAR SERIES – DISASTERS – click to see further details



CISSMI gratefully acknowledges funding from:

University of Glamorgan Strategic Research Investment
University of Glamorgan Research Investment Scheme (RIS) 2010
Cardiff School of History and Archaeology (HISAR)
Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science (RCLAS)
Cardiff Humanities Research Institute (CHRI)
British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)

and support from the following:

Professor Brian Hobbs, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), University of Glamorgan
Professors Jeff Wallace and Andrew Smith, RCLAS Co-Directors
Professor Geoffrey Samuel, Chair, CHRI