CHCI Medical Humanities Network
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Symposia and Lecture Series
- Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing & Healing the Body in Global Africa (University of Kansas)
- Death and Dying in the Medieval World (University of Tennessee)
- Explorations in the Medical Humanities (Columbia University)
- Narrative Medicine Lunch and Learn (2018-2019) (Wake Forest University)
- Narrative Medicine: The Story, Health, and Healing Initiative (Wake Forest University)
- Producing a Worthy Illness: Personal Crowdfunding Amidst Financial Crisis (University of Washington)
Focus Project: Aging
- Age and the Body (University of the Witwatersrand, Wiser)
- Aging and its Tropes (Columbia University)
- Border Crossing, Piloting, Aging (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
- Culture and the Reproduction of Myths About Aging (King's College London)
- Falls Narrative Study (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
- Medical Humanities: Diverse Inquiries (Dartmouth College)
- Creative Health Collaborations (Arizona State University)
- Evolution of Child Health Interventions in Tanzania (University of Dar es Salaam)
- Health Humanities Initiative (Arizona State University)
- Synapsis: A Journal of Health Humanities (Columbia University)
- The Past, Present and Future of US Global Health Partnerships in Africa (University of Washington)
- Transitions: Living and Dying Well (University of Tennessee)
- colLAB: Bridging East Africa's Digital Health Divides (University of Kansas)
- Cross-Disciplinary Minor in Disability Studies (James Madison University)
- Cross-Disciplinary Minor in Medical Humanities (James Madison University)
- Health, Humanities, and Society Minor (Northeastern University)
- Health, Languages, & Humanities in the World Certificate (University of Kansas)
- Medical Humanities Minor (Miami University)
- Medicine, Literature and Society Major Track (Columbia University)
- Summer in Italy: Medicine and Science through Art and Literature (Arizona State University)
- Undergraduate Certificate (Arizona State University)
- 2019 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute: Health Beyond Borders (Columbia Global Centers | Paris)
- 2018 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute: Neurodiversities (Duke University)
- 2017 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute: Global Health (University of Miami)
- 2016 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute (King's College London)
- 2015 CHCI Medical Humanities Institute (Dartmouth College)
Focus Project: Aging
University of the Witwatersrand, Wiser
Goal: Exploring attitudes toward aging and researching a range of medical responses to the facts of aging and death, by collecting narratives from the elderly that record and reflect on 20th century sexual practices, organ and transplant histories, chronic illness, neuro states, and pathographies, all the while including ordinary South Africans and analyses of two notable South Africans—Christiaan Barnard and Nelson Mandela.
Goal: The Columbia University project on aging “Aging and its Tropes” focuses on the study of “aging” as a concern brought together at the interface of elderly experience, care, and questions of social justice, as it brings together the medical and the carceral. Our research and discursive sites comprise both “complete and total institutions” and non-institutional settings: the hospital, the prison, the arts, the street.
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Goal: Questioning the received notion of Chinese culture as particularly reverent toward the elderly through a rigorous examination of the historical record, while studying how attitudes and behavior toward the elderly have changed over the past fifty years.
King's College London
Goal: Surveying the extent to which recent memoirs concerned with old age contest Western stereotypes and how far they reinforce them. How can social innovation help redress institutionally ingrained patterns? And how might Western society use memoir more effectively to engage with the realities of old age?
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Goal: Examine how older adults narrate falls by collecting and analyzing narratives about falls written by older adults.
Goal: To emphasize collaborations between the liberal arts, medical education, and clinical care.