The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices through interdisciplinary methods and theories that focus on the intersection of the arts and humanities, health, illness, and healthcare.
The Health Humanities Consortium, in collaboration with the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, is pleased to introduce the Health Humanities Syllabus Repository, a new curricular resource for medical/health humanities educators working in academic, professional, and public settings.
The repository is intended to:
- Enable educators to share specific ideas and models for course topics, readings, assignments, teaching methods, student and professional development learning outcomes, and public engagement.
- Assist scholars in generating new curricular innovations and enable field-wide conversations about student, professional, and public learning outcomes, coursework foci, assessment approaches, and best practices that are common across diverse health humanities programs.
- Provide a resource for developing common core areas and competencies in health humanities programs and the broader field.
The syllabi on the website are fully searchable. To guide the user, they are also searchable by course topics (ecology, social justice, etc.), disciplines (Disability Studies, History, etc.), level of education (undergraduate, graduate, etc.), or modality (online, face-to-face, etc.). The advanced search function allows users to combine multiple search terms. We invite you to explore the current resources available, and to contribute you own educational materials in order to broaden the scope of this transdisciplinary, crowdsourced resource. Instructions for uploading materials are available on the repository site, and we invite submission of syllabi and unique assignments.
We also welcome members of the medical/health humanities scholarly community to broadcast this resource by posting a link to the Health Humanities Syllabus Repository on your personal, departmental/program, or institutional sites, or sharing via social media, as you see fit. When posting, we simply ask that you acknowledge the Health Humanities Consortium and the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University. (You may wish to copy/paste the first paragraph of this announcement, for example, and tag @MedFutures on Twitter.)
Announcing our new logo, designed by artist Charlene Robertson
Every year the HHC gives two awards to leaders in the field. In our first year, the 2022 award winners are
- Leadership & Service Award – Audrey Shafer
- Visionary Award – Tess Jones
The HHC Curricular Toolkit is a collection of resources for people and institutions interested in building a health humanities program at their university or college. Whether a major, minor, certificate, pathway, masters or doctoral degree, this toolkit has the information you need to complete your proposal.
Whether you are searching for a new faculty member to join your institution or you are a job seeker looking for a Health/Medical Humanities position, the new HHC Job Board allows you to list and search job openings.