To develop a variety of medical and health humanities programming at our University, with the long-range goal of establishing a health and humanities center under the aegis of the UT-Humanities Institute in collaboration with Dell Medical School.

A growing group of collaborators at the University of Texas-Austin have been working over the past several years on a number of health and medical humanities initiatives. Achievements to date include a new undergraduate certificate program, Patients, Practitioners, and Cultures of Care, which will accept its first students in the fall of 2019; a four-week “pop-up” summer institute on Health and the Humanities (2018); two year-long lecture series, one sponsored by the UT Humanities Institute and one sponsored by the Department of English; a one-year faculty fellows seminar at the Humanities Institute devoted to Health, Well-Being, and Healing, and an ongoing monthly Health and Humanities Research Seminar, which workshops research by campus and external researchers. Current projects include an MA in the Health and Medical Humanities, fundraising, and ultimately a dedicated center under the aegis of the Humanities Institute in collaboration with Dell Medical School.


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