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 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…

Lecture recap: “James Hogg and Illness Narratives in a Scottish Context”

With Megan Coyer, Arden Hegele, and Cristobal Silva The fall semester’s Explorations in Medical Humanities series capped with a lecture from Dr. Megan Coyer (Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow) on the subject of illness narratives and James Hogg’s 1823 novel, The Three Perils of Woman; or, Love, Erasing, and Jealousy, with…

Lecture recap: “Three Ways of Looking at an Opium Ball”

With Benjamin Breen, Heidi Hausse, and Joel Klein Professor Benjamin Breen (Assistant Professor in the Department of History at University of California, Santa Cruz) delivered the penultimate lecture in the fall series of Explorations in Medical Humanities, addressing opium as an historical object across the centuries in Europe. Despite its popular connotations as an exotic,…

Lecture recap: “Inventions of the Soul”

With Rishi Goyal, Arden Hegele, Jesús R. Velasco Medicine, philosophy, and law entangle in Professor Jesús Velasco’s study of the science of the soul, as he takes for his central question the law’s interest in the soul. How did the law become interested in the science of the soul? What kind of things does the…

Special Event: “Fire, Water, Moon: Supplemental Seasons in a Time without Season”

    For a special lecture bridging medical, environmental, and literary humanities within our Explorations in the Medical Humanities series, Professor Anne-Lise François (Associate Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley) posed the question of how our thinking about human temporality can change when we avail ourselves to alternative modalities of seasonality and…