Publishing Opportunity: Geriatric Medical Humanities

Desmond (Des) O’Neill // Geriatric Medical Humanities – new section in European Geriatric Medicine journal Despite broader currents of ageism within and without medicine, geriatricians, geropsychiatrists, gerontological nurses and allied health professionals are fortunate to be working with people at the richest stage of life, and in a speciality that is intellectually stimulating and professionally…

CFP: Narrative Special Issue

Announcement // In January 2021 Narrative will devote a special issue to the topic of “Narrative in the Public Sphere.” This message is a call for abstracts for potential contributions. Contributions on health/medical humanities narrative in the public sphere would be very welcome. The overarching goal of the special issue is to participate in and…

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…

New Events: Week of October 15-21

Each week, I’ll send out an announcement of newly-posted or upcoming events! Please write to me at aah2155[at]columbia.edu to post your event. This week’s events: The Examined Life Conference October 12-14, 2017 We seek to explore the intersections between the arts and medicine. How can they be of use to each other? How can they…

Call for Writers

We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities, an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor….