The New World of the Medical Humanities

Courtesy of the Wellcome Institute, a collection of articles, Where Does It Hurt? The New World of the Medical Humanities, is available on line: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/sites/default/files/where-does-it-hurt.pdf Edited by John Holden, John Kieffer, John Newbigin, and Shelagh Wright, the book includes chapters…

J Healthcare, Science & Humanities

The new edition of the Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities (Vol 4, No 2) is officially published, Thursday, August 28, 2014. It is available for download at: jhsh.cryptictruth.com At the website, one can download the edition in either or both…

Announcement: Pa MHC Merges with Intl Health Hum Conf

Dear PA Medical Humanities Consortium (MHC) Folks: I’m writing with exciting news.  The MHC (formerly the PA Medical Humanities Consortium) has decided to combine efforts with the International Health Humanities Conference and other folks interested in creating a national Health…

HSS Awarded NSF Grant for Conference Travel

HSS Awarded NSF Grant for Conference Travel The History of Science Society has won a grant of over $200K from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Eight Societies Travel Grants for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Recent PhDs”…

MLA Gives Preliminary Approval, Seeks Formal Proposal

Good news from MLA — We are writing today on behalf of the Program Committee to invite you to submit a full proposal for the creation of the new forum TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies. The proposal should consist…

Inside Higher Ed: Health Careers for Humanities Scholars

“Health Careers for Humanities Scholars,” Inside Higher Ed (2 July 2014): http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/07/02/essay-jobs-humanities-scholars-health-professions-programs#sthash.WfXSaXN9.dpbs

Prospective Forum Update: TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies

The proposed new MLA Transdisciplinary Connections (TC) forum Medical Humanities and Health Studies appears to have met MLA’s minimum requirements for adoption (35 endorsements, 5 leadership volunteers). However, if you have not done so already, please take a moment to…

Ctr for Narrative Practice (Cambridge, MA)

This announcement will be of interest to those using narrative methods. The Center for Narrative Practice: The future is in stories Our Goal To establish a Center for Narrative Practice in 2015 in Cambridge, MA that will offer traditional, low-residency,…

Vote to Make Us Official!

If you are an MLA member, it appears that more work is needed to move new MLA forums from the merely “proposed” status — Log on to MLA Commons and endorse the creation of the forum. If you are interested…

New MLA Structure, Med Humanities & Health Studies Added

The Modern Language Association has announced its new restructuring (of the old “divisions” and “discussion groups”) into “forums,” organized by general categories. In the category “Transdisciplinary Connections,” the new forum “Medical Humanities and Health Studies” has been formed. Details here:…

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