Event at NYU: Remote Care: From the “Electronic Patient” to Self-Tracking

October 9, 2018 NYU Center for the Humanities Registration: https://nyuhumanities.org/events/event-registration/?ee=151 Practices of care and intervention—whether medical or psychological— have been rich in specialized communications between clinicians and patients and clinicians and clinicians, across many historical periods. The meanings and uses of these communications, however, have shifted with the development of new media and new technologies,…

Upcoming Conference: Neurodiversities

A CHCI Medical Humanities Network / Duke Health Humanities Lab@FHI Symposium: NEURODIVERSITIES // Oct. 26-27, 2018, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University // The term “neurodiversity,” first popularized by the autism community, challenges the pathologization of neurological deviation from a conventional social spectrum of “neurotypicality.” Another branch of “neurodiversity” discourse challenges the abstraction of the ideas…

Call for New Writers

Editors // We are pleased to invite new writers to contribute to Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities in 2018-2019. Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and…

The Curious History of Sleeping Through the Night

Arden Hegele // “Do you have the guts to sleep train?” my pediatrician asked me at my baby daughter’s two-month well visit. The practice, Tribeca Pediatrics, is, I think, the only one in the world to recommend sleep training as early as eight weeks–a controversial stance that I hadn’t appreciated when signing up. (At 34…

Introducing Synapsis

Dear Readers, Thank you! Editing, producing, designing (and reading!) this journal has been exceptionally gratifying. We are thankful for the bright and bold writers who each week step out of the confines of their traditional disciplines. We are thankful for being introduced to new ideas, artistic works and academic texts. And we are thankful for…

Event: Hysteria from the Archives, Feb. 19

Coffee Hour, Poetry Reading, and Discussion of Hysteria from the Archives Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room We have access to accounts of hysteria more or less exclusively through the male gaze of the physician. In response, Hysteria from the Archives engages with both phenomenology (the experiences…

Upcoming Events: January 29, February 5

Medical and Health Humanities Film Series: Part 1 Monday, January 29 – Swim Team We’ll be joined by the film director, Lara Stolman, MHH writer Kathryn Cai (whose review of Swim Team you can read on this website!) and Professor Rachel Adams (Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the director of the Future…

New Events: December 10-16

To post an event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. Explorations in the Medical Humanities Series December 11 – features Megan Coyer (Glasgow), a literary scholar and the author of Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (2017). Cristobal Silva responds and Arden Hegele moderates. Heyman Center, Columbia University, 6pm. New Events: Spring 2018 We’re delighted to…

New Events: November 26-December 2

To post an event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. New York Academy of Medicine Nov 29: The Sherlock Holmes of Non-Fiction Medical Writers, 6pm-7:30pm. New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave at 103rd St New group: Medical Humanities at Humanities Commons For scholars working on questions about medicine, healing, health, and illness using theories and methods…