About the Journal
Re:visit. Humanities & Medicine in Dialogue is an open-access journal published online. Its principal aims are twofold: firstly, to illuminate existing interfaces between medicine and the humanities from a comprehensive array of cultural perspectives; and secondly, to build a platform for newly emerging fields of interdisciplinary research and thought. By creating an open dialogue, Re:visit strives to prevent the humanities from being ‘medicalized’ in the sense of being reduced to a mere facilitator of competencies for medical staff; next to that, the journal seeks to undermine the risk that an inadequate notion of being superior may cause the humanities and cultural sciences to ‘discipline’ medicine. Instead of tying medicine and the humanities to specific role expectations, Re:visit, which publishes articles in English and German, thus understands itself as the first journal in the German-speaking research community that focuses on the manifold possibilities emerging from the dialogue between medicine and the humanities, both with respect to its potentials and synergies and its risks and side effects.