Medical Humanities Summer Institute

This workshop, hosted by Kings College London in June 2016, provided an opportunity for robust conversation about issues in medical humanities research and in the development of degree programs (graduate and undergraduate).

Recent Research

Withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in low-middle-income versus high-income Asian countries and regions

ACME Study Investigators,, Asian Critical Care Clinical Trials Group,, Phua, J, Joynt, G M, Nishimura, M, Deng, Y, Myatra, S N, Chan, Y H, Binh, N G, Tan, C C, Faruq, M O, Arabi, Y M, Wahjuprajitno, B, Liu, S, Hashemian, S M R, Kashif, W, Staworn, D, Palo, J E, Koh, Y 7/2016. Intensive Care Medicine 42(7):1118-1127. doi: 10.1007/s00134-016-4347-y

Composing Disability: Diagnosis, Interrupted

Wilkerson, A, Fisher, J, Fletcher, W 2016/10/05. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry doi: 10.1007/s11673-016-9750-0

Employing imaginative rationality: using metaphor when discussing death

Llewellyn, R, Jaye, C, Egan, R, Cunningham, W, Young, J, Radue, P 2016-10-05. Medical Humanities doi: 10.1136/medhum-2016-011014 PMID: 27707891

Death with dignity from the Confucian perspective

Li, Y, Li, J 2016/10/05. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics doi: 10.1007/s11017-016-9383-7


Jacobson, J 2016/10/05. Journal of Medical Humanities doi: 10.1007/s10912-016-9404-6

Successful Stepwise Development of Patient Research Partnership: 14 Years’ Experience of Actions and Consequences in Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT)

Wit, M d, Kirwan, J R, Tugwell, P, Beaton, D, Boers, M, Brooks, P, Collins, S, Conaghan, P G, D’Agostino, M, Hofstetter, C, Hughes, R, Leong, A, Lyddiatt, A, March, L, May, J, Montie, P, Richards, P, Simon, L S, Singh, J A, Strand, V, Voshaar, M, Bingham, C O, Gossec, L 2016/10/05. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research doi: 10.1007/s40271-016-0198-4

Big data need big theory too

Coveney, P V, Dougherty, E R, Highfield, R R 2016/11/13. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 374(2080):20160153. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0153 PMID: 27698035

What’s in <i>Your</i> Library?: “The Leaven of the Humanities”

Coulehan, J 2016-10-04. JAMA 316(13):1340. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.9536

Through the Valley of Shadows

Brown, S M Oxford University Press

The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

Manderson, L (ed), Cartwright, E (ed), Hardon, A (ed) 2016. Routledge



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2017 Mayo Clinic Humanities in Medicine Symposium

Deadline extended to Friday, July 14, 2017. See details here.

Herschel Garfein in conversation

Garfein will be talking about his work as librettist on "Alzheimer's Stories” (with the composer Robert S. Cohen) to the Interprofessional Seminar on Aging.  It’s a choral work about Alzheimer’s patients, based on personal stories posted on the website of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, which commissioned the work.

April 18, 2017 from 5:30-7 pm
Columbia University

Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street
11th Floor conference room-(take the elevator on the left 1 floor up and conference room is on the right)

Screening and Talk: Extremis

An Oscar-nominated documentary by Dan Krauss exploring end-of-life decision-making in the ICU

WEDNESDAY, April 5th, 2017 | 5-7 pm

630 W. 168th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Malawi Medical Humanities Network

Inaugural Conference

University of Malawi, Aug. 25-27, 2017

Proposals due April 21

Details here!

Narrative Medicine Workshop 2017

Race | Violence | Justice: The Need for Narrative

Columbia University

April 7-9, 2017

Registration now open

Garret FitzGerald, “Precision Medicine, Translational Research and Therapeutics”

Monday, December 5, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center
Second Floor
104 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Symposium: Racism and Public Health

Hosted by Columbia's Science, Technology, and Society Discussion Series .

CFP: Medicine and Mystery

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association just released a CFP for their June 2017 conference, Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Fiction in Victorian Science .

Upcoming talk for those in the NYC area…


DU Peng, Renmin University of China

“Population Aging and Elderly Care in China and East Asia.”

November 18th, 12p

ARB Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street

Details available at:

2017 Summer Institute 
Call for Proposals Announced

Click this link for more details
Proposals due 10/15/16

Job: Rutgers University Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions)

Applications due by January 9, 2017

Panel: Aging: Things That Matter

September 20, 2016
NYU (433 First Avenue, 2nd Floor)

2016 Penn State Medical Humanities Scholars Colloquium

August 28-September 3, 2016
Penn State College of Medicine
Applications due by June 1, 2016. Email documents to

Summer Course “Medical Humanities - Italian Perspectives”

September 11-16, 2016
Fondazione Lanza, via Dante, 55 - Padova (Italy)
Applications due by July 20, 2016. Payment due by August 10, 2016

Arts and Humanities for Improving Social Inclusion, Education and Health: Creative practice and mutuality 5th International Health Humanities Conference

September 15-17, 2016
University of Seville, Spain
Proposals are due by March 15, 2016

ASBH 18th Annual Meeting

October 6-9, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Proposals are due by March 4, 2016

2016 a2ru National Conference: ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing and the New Humanities

November 3-5, 2016
University of Colorado, Denver
Proposals are due by May 20, 2016

MLA 2017

January 5-8, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Proposals for Environment, Illness, Literature, Health/care Session are due by March 15, 2016. Email 300 word abstracts and one page CV to