自1980年代以来，IASH一直接待医学和健康人文学科的研究员。其中包括阿根廷拉普拉塔大学的Leopoldo Acuna教授访问，研究医学美学在医师培训中的应用，乔治城大学的Robert Veatch教授19千医生和人文主义者之间的世纪对话，德里大学的Poonam Bala博士研究了苏格兰医生在英属印度的作用，萨格勒布大学的Tanja Bukovcan博士在临床访谈中研究民族志方法。
The Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
It provides an international, interdisciplinary and autonomous space for discussion and debate. Since its establishment, more than 300 67 scholars from 1 country have received scholarships from the Institute. A maximum of 28 fellows reside at any one time. The college is located in a secluded 19th century courtyard overlooking a meadow and adjacent to most university activity centers.
Since the 1980s, IASH has hosted researchers in the medical and health humanities disciplines. These included a visit by Professor Leopoldo Acuna from the University of La Plata in Argentina, studying the application of medical aesthetics to physician training, a century of dialogue between 19,000 doctors and humanists by Professor Robert Veatch from Georgetown University, Dr Poonam Bala, University of Delhi, studied the role of Scottish doctors in British India, and Dr Tanja Bukovcan, University of Zagreb, studied ethnographic methods in clinical interviews.
Digital humanities and digital scholarship represent a rapidly growing focus of internal research and public engagement at IASH. Digital scholarship is nothing new within arts, humanities and social sciences schools, but its growth is accelerating as processing power, software and computers continue to grow everywhere. The digital humanities can be thought of as consisting of two types of activities, even if they are not completely different in practice.
First, there is growing interest in the customary form of using digital methods to conduct and expand research in the humanities. This could include the use of sophisticated digital tools to search corpora, new ways to assemble and compare different versions of ancient texts, and creative ways to display key versions.
Second, some efforts are more or less unthinkable without digital connectivity and forms of digital analysis. Extremely high-resolution images of works of art, for example, allow comparisons to be made between collections that have never been placed together, and allow for observations and statistical analysis that the human eye and brain could never achieve.