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Call for Writers: Synapsis

August 3, 2020

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

New Course: Medicine and Modernity in the Arab World

June 4, 2020

Professor Ana Vinea is offering a new course called Medicine and Modernity in the Arab World this fall! ARAB 214 will meet on TuTh 3:30-4:45pm. Course Description: The class introduces students to questions of medicine and modernity in the Arab … Continued

Careless Healthcare: Ableism During COVID-19 by Taha Lodhi

May 29, 2020

While the COIVD-19 pandemic has been covered extensively by news media, one conversation is often left unspoken: ableism is unjustly placing disabled people at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection and mortality. An ableist perspective implements “biased attitudes and beliefs” … Continued

CFP: HHC 2021 at Penn State College of Medicine

May 7, 2020

The 2021 Health Humanities Consortium International Conference will explore the theme “Crisis and Community: The Role of Health Humanities,” March 25-27, 2021, at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA. Hosted by Penn State College of Medicine. COVID-19 has created a global … Continued

Age in the Time of COVID-19 by Tam Nguyen

April 20, 2020

While much uncertainty surrounds the coronavirus pandemic, one narrative remains steadfast: people over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Of the confirmed cases in China, nearly 15% of patients over 80 have died. For those … Continued