Disability Studies Sessions at MLA 2016

Rebecca Garden has also supplied the following list of MLA 2016 sessions on disability studies: Disability Studies sessions at #mla16 Touching Disability: Crip Theory in the Archive Thursday, 7 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 208, JW Marriott https://apps.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=21&year=2016 Prefiguring “Disability” in…

Medical Humanities and Health Studies Sessions at MLA 2016

The following list of sessions was compiled by Rebecca Garden from the MLA Convention program: Keywords in Medical Humanities and Health Studies Saturday, 9 January, 12:00 noon?1:15 p.m., 18D, ACC Controlling the Body: Feminist Legal, Medical, and Social Discourses and…

J Late Antiquity: “Religion, Medicine, Disability, and Health in Late Antiquity”

Brought to our attention by historian Monica Green: The Journal of Late Antiquity has just brought out a special issue devoted to the theme of “Religion, Medicine, Disability, and Health in Late Antiquity”:  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_late_antiquity/toc/jla.8.2.html Here’s the complete list of contents: The…

Vote: Executive Committee for the new Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum

For those of you who are MLA members, please take a few minutes to vote in the elections for a new member of the Executive Committee for the new Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum.  It’s a real accomplishment to…

TC Med Hum Health Studies Session Included in Presidential Theme Sessions

This just in from the mother ship: [TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum} session 565, “Keywords in Medical Humanities and Health Studies,” [approved and submitted] for possible inclusion in this year’s presidential theme, Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and…

Shapiro et al. (2015). Medical professionalism: What the study of literature can contribute to the conversation

Of interest — Medical professionalism: What the study of literature can contribute to the conversation. Shapiro, Johanna; Nixon, Lois L.; Wear, Stephen E.; Doukas, David J.; Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, Vol 10, Jun 27, 2015 ArtID: 10. Publisher:…

Review: “Health Humanities” (Crawford, Brown, Baker, Tischler, & Abrams, 2015)

Angela Woods reviews Health Humanities by Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Charley Baker, Victoria Tischler, and Brian Abrams (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015): http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/health-humanities-reviewed-by-dr-angela-woods/

2016 Health Humanities Conference

Health Humanities Conference: Arts and the Health Humanities: Intersections, Inquiry, Innovations” April 7-9, 2016, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Invited Speakers Include: Mindy Thompson Fullilove Jonathan Metzl Holly J. Hughes Jeanne Bryner Jon Hallberg & Hippocrates Café For more information email healthhumcle2016@gmail.com

CFS: SSHM Undergraduate Essay Prize

Do you teach undergraduate courses dealing with issues in the social history of medicine? Have you read any outstanding student essays this year? Why don’t you encourage your students to submit them for consideration for the 2015 SSHM Undergraduate Essay…

NY Times Review: ‘The Bad Doctor’ and ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto’

The New York Times reviews two recent graphic books, The Bad Doctor and Graphic Medicine Manifesto: Among the most intriguing uses they propose for graphic medicine is a role in education. Medical students are now routinely encouraged to examine the complex emotions…

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