Humanities Institute

HI and Dell Medical School's Health and Humanities Research Spring 2019 Seminar Series Concludes

Wed, April 3, 2019
HI and Dell Medical School's Health and Humanities Research Spring 2019 Seminar Series Concludes
Dr. Lynn Harter, Ohio University (Photo: Daniel Cavazos)

In Spring 2019 the Humanities Institute continued the Health & Humanities Research Seminar series in partnership with Dell Medical School. The research seminars were a follow-up to the May 2018 Health and Humanities Pop-Up Institute and were intended to engage scholars and practitioners across the health and humanities disciplines in research-oriented dialogue. Primarily designed for faculty and research staff, the seminars featured presentations from speakers, followed by a group discussion, and closed with casual conversation and refreshments. Learn more about the Humanities Institute's Health and Humanities initiatives HERE. 

The concluding presenter in the Seminar Series was Laurie Green, PhD, Associate Professor in UT's Department of History. Dr. Green's talk on May 6 was titled "'Hunger,' 'Malnutrition,' or 'Starvation'? The High Stakes of Language in the 1960s US."

William Sage, MD, JD, the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the UT School of Law, and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School, spoke to the group on April 22. Dr. Sage's talk was titled "The Innovative Potential of Medicare for All."

On April 1, Alison Kafer, PhD, Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at UT Austin, gave a talk titled "After Crip, Crip Afters: Ambivalence and Temporality in the Work of Disability Artists."

The March 4 speaker was David Ring, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care, Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, and Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. Dr. Ring’s talk was titled "Hacking your Mind for Health."

The first speaker of the Spring 2019 series was Lynn Harter, PhD, who gave her talk, "Narratives, Health, and Healing: Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Storytelling in Health Contexts,” on February 11, 2019. Dr. Harter is Professor and Co-Director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. 

The Fall 2018 seminars are listed here.

The seminar series will continue in Fall 2019, on the following dates:

 Monday, September 16, 2019
 Monday, October 14, 2019
 Monday, November 18, 2019

The Health and Humanities Research Seminar Series is sponsored by the Humanities Institute and Dell Medical School.


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