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…

New Events November 12-18

To post an event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. Books, Health and History: New York Academy of Medicine New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave at 103rd St Nov 14: Unable to Breathe: Race, Asthma, and the Environment in Civil Rights Era New Orleans and New York, 6pm-7:30pm. New group: Medical Humanities at Humanities Commons For…

New Events: Week of November 5-11

To post a new event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. Books, Health, and History New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave at 103rd St Nov 6: First Monday Tour. Join us on the first Monday of every month (excluding holidays) to see highlights from the collection in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading…

New Events: October 29-November 4

To post an event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. Events this week Call for Papers: Midwest Victorian Studies Association, “Victorian Health and Wellness” (April 20-22, 2018) CFP for participation in seminars due October 31, 2017. See http://www.midwestvictorian.org/ for details. Humanities in Medicine Symposium: Rochester, MN October 27-29, 2017 The 4th Annual Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium…

New Events: October 22-28

To post an event, write to aah2155[at]columbia.edu. Events this week Call for Papers: Midwest Victorian Studies Association, “Victorian Health and Wellness” (April 20-22, 2018) CFP for participation in seminars due October 31, 2017. See http://www.midwestvictorian.org/ for details. Humanities in Medicine Symposium: Rochester, MN October 27-29, 2017 The 4th Annual Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium…

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…

Official Launch: Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to our new online journal. What is health and how do we achieve it are questions that have never been more salient. Our ability to modify bodies through biotechnology has rendered life increasingly transformable. But alongside the incredible transformations in reproductive health, cancer care and genetic medicine, growing inequalities have exacerbated health…

Upcoming Launch

Medical and Health Humanities is delighted to announce our official launch on October 1st, 2017. We have selected a wonderful group of monthly writers from a diverse range of institutions and disciplines, and are thrilled to feature their work. We are also excited to be receiving individual pieces by scholars and students in the field….