Humanities Institute

HI Health Humanities Events

Spring 2019

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Laurie Green, “'Hunger,' 'Malnutrition,' or 'Starvation'? The High Stakes of Language in the 1960s US"

Monday, May 6, 2019
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. William Sage, "The Innovative Potential of Medicare for All"

Monday, April 22, 2019
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Icarus

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30PM
APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East César Chávez St., Austin, TX 78702

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Alison Kafer, "After Crip, Crip Afters: Ambivalence and Temporality in the Work of Disability Artists"

Monday, April 1, 2019
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. David Ring, “Hacking your Mind for Health”

Monday, March 4, 2019
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Lynn Harter, "Narratives, Health, and Healing: Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Storytelling in Health Contexts"

Monday, February 11, 2019
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Fall 2018

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Courtney Donovan, "Digital Health, Health Humanities, and Barriers to Care: Integrating Arts, Humanities, and Technology to Understand Health Disparities" 

Monday, December 3, 2018
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Jewel Mullen, "You Can't Fill a Vessel at an Empty Well: Cultivating Empathy to Achieve Health Equity"

Monday, November 5, 2018
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Virginia Brown, “Psychiatric Advanced Directives, Patient Self-Determination, and Social Justice”

Monday, October 1, 2018
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. Barbara Jones, “Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: Facing Loss, Finding Meaning, and Focusing on the Future”

Monday, September 10, 2018
4:00PM
University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

Spring 2018

2018 Health & Humanities Pop-Up Institute Public Symposium

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:00AM
Health Discovery Building (Auditorium), 1701 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78712

2018 Health & Humanities Pop-Up Institute Keynote Lecture: Jonathan Metzl, "Structural Competency, 5 Years On: Tracking a New Medical Approach to Stigma and Inequality"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
12:00PM
Health Discovery Building (Auditorium), 1701 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78712


Audience members from the Health and Humanities Pop-Up Institute Symposium in May 2018.
Audience members from the Health & Humanities Pop-Up Institute Symposium.

Annie Brewster, "Putting Stories to Work: Why and How Sharing Stories Promotes Health"

Monday, May 21, 2018
12:00PM
Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

James Pennebaker, "Expressive Writing and Health: How Putting Upheavals into Words Can Affect Our Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
12:00PM
CLA 1.302B, 305 E. 23rd St., Austin, TX 78712

Vanessa Grubbs, "Are We Still Worlds Apart?: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplantation"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00PM
CLA 1.302B, 305 E. 23rd St., Austin, TX 78712

Humanities Institute 2018 Symposium: Health, Well-Being, and Healing

Friday, February 2, 2018
8:00AM
UNB 3.304 (Quadrangle Room), Guadalupe St. & W. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

2018 Humanities Institute Symposium Keynote Lecture: Alondra Nelson, "The Social Life of DNA"

Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:00PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 East 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Fall 2017

Arthur Frank, “Hamlet in the Hospital: An Arts-based Response to Suffering Among the Ill and Those Who Care for Them”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 E. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Spring 2017 

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Code Black

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30PM
APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East César Chávez St., Austin, TX 78702

Rafael Campo: "Training the Eye, Hearing the Heart: Art, Poetry, and Healing"

Friday, April 21, 2017
6:00PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 E. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Rafael Campo: Poetry Reading

Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00PM
Blanton Museum of Art Atrium, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Rafael Campo: Museum Walk with Ray Williams / Gallery Conversation with Rafael Campos

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30PM
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Joseph Gone: "Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Postcolonial Perspectives and Possibilities"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 E. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Priscilla Wald: "Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa's Journey from Labs to Literature" 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 
7:00 PM
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium), 201 East 24th St., Austin, TX 78712     

O N E E V E R Y O N E: A Conversation with Ann Hamilton 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 
7:00 PM
LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: How to Die in Oregon

Thursday, January 5, 2017
7:00 PM
APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East César Chávez St., Austin, TX 78702 

Fall 2016

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Under the Stack

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm
POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium) 201 East 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Rita Charon, "The Shock of Attention: Bodies, Stories, Healing" 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
7:00 PM
SAC 1.402 (SAC Auditorium), 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712

"What is a Caring Society?" Difficult Dialogues Fall Public Forum with Rita Charon 

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 PM 
UNB 3.304 (Quadrangle Room), Guadalupe St. & W. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712

Spring 2014

Dr. Abraham Verghese: "A Doctor's Touch" Talk 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00 PM
AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705 

Spring 2013

Dr. Paul Farmer, “Haiti After the Earthquake: Healthcare as a Human Right,” Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities

April 22, 2013
7:30 PM
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Grand Ballroom, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78712