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.

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HHIVE faculty and researchers

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Image from Literature, Medicine, and Culture Colloquium Meeting

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Text in image: Apply to our English M.A. in Literature, Medicine and Culture, priority deadline Feb 1 2016, final June 14, 2016


  • Tori Placentra, “Profile Piece on Dr. Telhan”

    By: Tori Placentra University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Class of 2017 Chemistry & English B.A. For Dr. Raj Telhan, the epitome of the meaning of Health Humanities can be found in the anatomical sketches of Andreas … Continued

  • Izzy Pinheiro, “Save and Savor”

    “Save and Savor” is a student documentary film about the music, art, medicine, and health. The film was written, directed, filmed, edited, and produced by Izzy Pinheiro in Professor Todd Taylor’s ENGL 318 in the fall of 2015 at UNC … Continued

  • CFP: American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 19th Annual Meeting

    As we gather in the center of the country for the 2017 ASBH Annual Meeting, we consider the theme of “centering” in bioethics and humanities. Who or what is at the center of our work? What locates our roles and … Continued

  • CFP: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities

    The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its fourth edition. The journal, an online interdisciplinary publication authored and edited … Continued