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  • Call for Writers: Synapsis

    The editors are pleased to invite new writers to contribute to Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities. Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” … Continued

  • Diabetes and Dance Featured on UNC Website

    HHVIE alumnae, Maebelle Mathew, Akhila Boyina, were featured on the UNC website this month! Their Dance and Diabetes study, which they conducted under the direction of HHIVE Founding Director Dr. Jordynn Jack and with the help of peers Destiny Ho, … Continued

  • CFP: Health Humanities Consortium Conference at Vanderbilt, due Sept 27, 2019

    2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN March 26-28, 2020 Conference Theme: The Politics of Health Conference Chair: Jonathan M. Metzl Conference Co-Chair: Manisha Mishra  Call-for-papers now open! Please click here for more information.  Deadline to submit abstract proposals … Continued

  • Postdoc: Lehigh University, Apply by July 15, 2019

    Lehigh University seeks applications for a three-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar to participate, beginning August 2019, in the leadership of our efforts to integrate and amplify the Humanities across all disciplines.

  • CFP: Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow, due July 15, 2019

    Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow Call for papers Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff (Alberta), CANADA 16-19 April, 2020 Keynote Addresses: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw (University of Northern British Columbia) Dr. Sander L. Gilman (Emory University) … Continued

  • Alumna Manisha Mishra Features in Publications

    Manisha Mishra is a former HHIVE member and UNC student who graduated in 2018. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and in medical humanities, with a minor in chemistry before moving to Tennessee this year to pursue a … Continued

  • CFP: Chronicity and Crisis: Time in the Medical Humanities

    International Conference co-sponsored by the Montclair State University Medical Humanities Program and the Waiting Times Research Group (a Wellcome Trust funded research project based at the Universities of Exeter and Birbeck, London, UK) To be held at Montclair State University (Montclair, New … Continued

Health 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 are open every fall. In this interdisciplinary program, students can 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.

 

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