23-25 October 2024


at the University of Groningen, NL

A three-day summit of talks, activities, and workshops on the topic of 


Initiated in 2007, the area of study called ‘Graphic Medicine’ has developed into an impressive field of research that is today broadly understood as “the intersection of the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare” (Czerwiec et al. 2015). As a discipline, it understands itself as an ‘emerging area of interdisciplinary academic study’ including both theoretical and methodological developments from several disciplines connected to comics studies as well as practical insights and applications from medical practitioners in the healthcare context. 

 The conference would like to bring these theoretical and methodological developments as well as practical insights and applications together and offer a fruitful place for discussion and critical evaluation of the discipline and its most recent developments and insights. We aim at opening the conference again for an international context with topics such as: Graphic Medicine for Scholarship, Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narrative; Graphic Pathography; Iconography of Illness; practical applications of Graphic Medicine.

Keynote Speakers

Elisabeth El Refaie

Cardiff University

Irmela Krüger-Fürhoff

Freie Universität Berlin

Erin La Cour

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Guest Artists

Mark Hektor


Mo Qasem



House of Connections

Grote Markt 21,
9712 HR Groningen

The House of Connections is University of Groningen's central meeting place in the middle of the city centre where students, researchers, networks and citizens can come together to learn from and inspire each other.


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