2020 International Health Humanities Consortium:

The Politics of Health

March 26-28, 2020 | Vanderbilt University

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Keywords for Health Humanities

Friday plenary session of the 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium: Politics of Health Conference, featuring:

Rachel Adams

“Care”

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Jay Baruch

“Creativity”

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration, Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Deirdre Cooper Owens

“Sex”

Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of Humanities in Medicine, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Benjamin Reiss

“Sleep”

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Chair of the English Department, Emory University

 

Ralph Savarese

“Neurodiversity”

Professor of English, Grinnell College

Jane Thrailkill

“Empathy”

Bank of America Honors Term Associate Professor of English, Director for Literature, Medicine, and Culture, and Founding Director for HHIVE

 

Sari Altschuler

Chair/Moderator

Associate Professor of English and Founder of Health, Humanities, and Society, Northeastern University

Friday, March 27, 2020

8:30am – 10:00am | Community Room Central Library

The health humanities is at once a vibrant, expansive, and exponentially growing field, and one in great need of a conceptual vocabulary to organize its energies. This Keywords for Health Humanities plenary features six leading thinkers in the field who will offer brief thoughts about the keywords careempathysleepsex, neurodiversity, and creativity toward the goal of establishing a shared critical lexicon. From motivating principles of the field (empathy and care) and tools for practitioners (creativity) to structural concerns (neurodiversity and sex) and vital research topics (sleep), these words represent a range of pressing issues currently animating the field.

A lively moderated conversation about the role of such words in organizing the health humanities across disciplines will follow.

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