Lecture recap: “Silencing the Body: Hypnosis, Music, and Pain in the 19th Century”

With Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Céline Frigau Manning, Carmel Raz Sharing from her current book project on music and hypnosis, Professor Céline Frigau Manning (Associate Professor of Performance Studies and Italian at Université Paris 8 – Institut Universitaire de France) takes pain as the arena where the two subjects overlap. Hypnosis, she argues, encompasses at once... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Lecture recap: “Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism and Health in Historical Perspective”

  With Michael Como, Lan Li, and C. Pierce Salguero Expounding upon the interdisciplinary scope of the medical humanities, Professor C. Pierce Salguero (Associate Professor of Asian History and Religious Studies at Penn State University, Abington College) spoke of how he has been exploring the interrelation between Buddhism and medicine through a variety of methods,... Continue Reading →

Lecture recap: “The Whiteness of Bones: The Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity”

With Anita Guerrini, Heidi Hausse, and Pamela Smith The fall semester’s Explorations in the Medical Humanities series began with Professor Anita Guerrini (the Horning Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History at Oregon State University) on the subject of the human skeleton as a scientific, artistic, and artisanal object and commodity in early modern... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →


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