Health and Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration

We are a group of researchers dedicated to linking the humanities and health sciences through student-centered research projects, innovative curricula, and public engagement. Our mission is to help prepare the next generation to think across disciplines, consult their values and passions, and tackle real-world problems to create meaningful social change.

Admissions for the English M.A. concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture for fall 2017 are now open! In this interdisciplinary Masters of Arts program, students will be able to focus on Global Health; Medicine and the Arts; Constructions of Illness; Narrative Medicine; Race, Justice, and Health. Courses can be taken in departments across the university, including Social Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Anthropology, and English. Click here to learn more.



The Old Well in early September on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Apply to our English M.A. with a concentration of Literature, Medicine, and Culture

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HHIVE faculty and researchers

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Image from Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium Meeting

Visit the lab to get more information about our associated research projects 

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Learn about the various volunteer opportunities with the HHIVE Lab

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  • CFP: Frankenstein @ 200, International Health Humanities Consortium

    The call for proposals for the International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 Frankenstein@200 Stanford Conference, to be held April 20-22, 2018 at the Stanford School of Medicine, is now open. While the call provides ideas for Frankenstein-related topics, proposals can include any topic … Continued

  • 2017 Humanities in Medicine Symposium Calls for Abstracts

    2017 HiM Symposium Calls for Abstracts. For details click here. 

  • Collaborative HHIVE Article Now Available

    HHIVE members Sarah Anne Singer, Kym Weed, Jennifer Edwell, Jordynn Jack, and Jane Thrailkill recently published a co-authored article in the Journal of Medical Humanities about the importance of undergraduate research exposure in health humanities. The article, which you can now access online, will … Continued

  • Congratulations, 2017 HHIVE Graduates!

    Last weekend, HHIVE celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of M.A. students: Chandler Batchelor and Brandon Rogers. Under the direction of Jocelyn Chua (Anthropology), Chandler completed a capstone project entitled “Keys, Badge, and Grace of God: Crafting Professional Identity … Continued