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March Events
Thursday, March 22nd – Friday, March 23rd
How might scholarly writing, textbook publishing, and pedagogical innovation contribute to the growth of the health humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary field? Successful authors and professional editors from scholarly presses will share how textbooks, monographs, blogs, and other digital materials reach publication, in the context of a shared vision for the future of the health humanities. Keynote speakers: Craig Klugman, DePaul University, and Erin Lamb, Hiram College. Editors from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, UNC Press, and Palgrave-Macmillian will also present. Hosted by the Health Humanities Lab. March 22, 3:30 – 5:00 pm; March 23, 9:30am – 2:00 pm. Attendance is free and open to the public; however, we request that attendees register so we can better coordinate food and parking. Register HERE.

To see the workshop program, visit the Health Humanities Lab Website.

Monday, March 26th
A Film Screening of
Bending the Arc


5:30 pm
Duke South Clinic 3031
Join us for a screening of the film “Bending the Arc.” We will be serving dinner at 5:30! The film will begin at 5:45 and will be followed by a panel at 7:15.

Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people – Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl – whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.

This film screening is supported by Duke Anesthesiology, an advocate of improving health care in Haiti.

Tuesday, March 27th – Saturday, March 31st
For more information about the 3rd Annual Global Health Film Festival visit 
Saturday, March 31st
Disability and the Arts

a celebration of artistic generativity!
12:30-4:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art

Come join us for an afternoon of exploring the intersection of disability pride and artistic liberty. Guest artists Antoine Hunter (a dancer), Barbara Barnes (an illustrator), and Carrie Sandahl (a filmmaker) will arrive at the center of Duke’s art scene, the Nasher Museum, and you are invited to come hear stories and experience forms of art that will change your perceptions about the “limits” of disability. There will be time for discussion and socializing over refreshments, and the event will conclude with interactive sensory tours of the galleries.

This event is presented by Duke Disability Alliance.

Sample of Coming Events
April 9th 
The Death of Ivan Ilyich: Using Tolstoy to Teach about Empathy and End of Life
Recently Published HHL Videos
The Doctors Are In: Race and Postcoloniality with Dr.'s Laurent Dubois & Lola Fayanju
Surgical oncologist Dr. Lola Fayanju and Duke historian Dr. Laurent Dubois discuss race and postcoloniality in the second installment of “The Doctors Are In,” a talk show-style discussion series between Duke humanities faculty and physicians. The “Doctors Are In” series brings together a humanities faculty member and a health care provider to engage in conversation on mutual interests, different professional practices and frames for similar concerns. Sponsored by the Health Humanities Lab at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI).
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