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Community Commons Project
The Columbia Global Centers are dedicated to being on the front line of a diverse array of health and medicine specialties through their interdisciplinary partnerships with the University and local partners. Our Centers initiate and support health and medicine initiatives in the areas of public health, healthcare access, addressing global health threats, community health worker training, and more.
Wan W. Burned-out doctors may be more prone to racial bias, 26 Jul 2019; Washington Post
Kesling B. To Improve Care, Veterans Affairs Asks Patients Their Life Stories, 03 Jul 2019; The Wall Street Journal
CFP: British Society of Aesthetics Conference: Art, Aesthetics, and the Medical and Health Humanities
Deadline: September 1 February 7-9, 2020, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. This conference will bring together Analytic Aesthetics and the Medical and Health Humanities. These disciplines share important core concerns and have much to offer one another. The medical and health humanities explore the role of the humanities – and especially the arts – in medicine, medical education and healthcare. In the process they engage with many topics that are central to analytic aesthetics, including narrative, creativity, imagination, empathy, emotion, the value of art, value interaction and sensory perception. The conference aims to stimulate conversations about the connections art and aesthetics have with medicine, medical education, healthcare and the advancement of health and wellbeing.
Deadline extended - July 5, 2019 Contributions are invited for a special issue of the journal Medical Humanities on the topic “global health humanities.” This proposed special issue is predicated on the assumption that, by examining different forms of human expression, the humanities offer necessary insight into the lived experience of global health issues.
Call for Papers: Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity April 2020 We are delighted to announce an interdisciplinary conference, Literary Arts and Health Humanities Today and Tomorrow, to be held at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in April 2020. The conference is organized by CHCI Health & Medical Humanities Network members Daniel Laforest, Eftihia Mihelakis, and Lucille Toth. The goal of this international conference is thus to identify and describe new and major intersecting points between the fields of health humanities and literary and cultural studies today in order to offer a baseline for future, richer interdisciplinary research, teaching, and artistic endeavors. Paper/panel proposals are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 15, 2019. Questions should be directed to Sajad Soleymani Yazdi (email@example.com).
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Location: TBD The CHCI Health & Medical Humanities Network was founded in 2015 and serves as a hub for researchers who aim to contribute to the ways medicine and humanities are taught and practiced. The network seeks to provide new models for research within and across fields, as well as foster collaboration between scholars working in humanities departments and their colleagues in the health sciences. This network meeting will offer an informal, informational session designed to bring together administrators, scholars, and practitioners with interests in the health humanities in diverse global contexts. We will discuss the outcomes of the June 2019 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute in Paris, Health Beyond Borders, as well as upcoming plans for 2020 CHCI Summer Institutes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Odense, Denmark. Members will be asked to share updates from their respective centers’ activities and future opportunities. 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Welcome and Introductions 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Informational Session Facilitators: Kathryn Rhine, University of Kansas Rishi Goyal, Columbia University If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to https://chcinetwork.org/2019-annual-meeting/network-meeting-rsvp-form
Professor Desmond O'Neill // Geriatric Medical Humanities - new section in European Geriatric Medicine journal
By Rebecca Voelker // JAMA // This article features the work of Arts & Minds, a physician-led organization that runs programs for people with dementia and their caregivers at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Met, and several other sites.
A new book series edited by Network member Kate de Medeiros.