The Health Humanities Consortium promotes health humanities scholarship, education, and practices that focus on intersections among the humanities, arts and social sciences and health, illness, and healthcare.
In memoriam, Carol Donley
Our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Carol Donley, passed away this morning. A recipient of the 2023 Health Humanities Consortium Lifetime Achievement and Service Award, Carol Donley helped to imagine health humanities into being. Carol co-founded the Center for Literature and Medicine at Hiram College and the Literature and Medicine Book Series.
Congratulations to Our 2023 Award Winners
Visionary Award – Allan Peterkin, MD
Lifetime Achievement & Service Award – Carol Donley, Ph.D.
Lifetime Achievement & Service Award – Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
2023 Conference Thank You!
Our exciting #2023HHC Conference is in the books. A huge thank you to Case Western University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine for an amazing hybrid conference. And thank you to all our presenters and participants.
Next year in Phoenix – Creighton University
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Health Humanities Syllabus Repository
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.)
HHC Job Board
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.