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  • Research Communication Summer Internship

    Are you looking for research communication experience? The UNC Office of Research Communications is hiring students for a paid summer internship program. There will be two writing and/or multimedia intern positions available to produce content for Endeavors, the university’s research … Continued

  • Kate Brown on Nancy Tomes Lecture: “Panic in the Streets”

    “Panic in the Streets”: Historical Reflections on Fear-based Media Messaging During Acute Public Health Crises   On February 1st, Nancy Tomes delivered a lecture on fear-based media messaging during acute public health crises. She is a distinguished historian, author, and … Continued

  • Isabel Kakacek on Exhibition Night for the HHJ

    By: Isabel Kakacek The Health Humanities Journal (HHJ) of UNC-Chapel Hill hosted an Exhibition Night to celebrate the launch of their Fall 2022 issue on Monday, November 14th. Writers who had submitted their pieces, HHJ editorial staff, and other UNC … Continued

  • Noelle Escobal on the 2022 HHIVE Information Session

    By: Noelle Escobal On Thursday, November 10th, 2022, HHIVE held a brief information session with current lab members to discuss important topics of the health humanities. According to Sarah Lofstrom, a doctoral student and teaching fellow of English and Comparative … 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. 

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