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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. 

10th International Health Humanities Consortium Conference

Announcing the virtual 10th International Health Humanities Consortium Conference
March 25 –  27, 2022  

With tremendous thanks and appreciation for our hosts: Center for Health Humanities, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Health Sciences; Center for Literature and Medicine, Hiram College’s Health; Medicine and Society Program, Lehigh University

The call for papers is now open.
Click here for more information.
Deadline is October 31, 2021. Extended to November 15, 2021



• Kamna Balhara, Johns Hopkins U
• Craig Klugman, DePaul University
• Kym Weed, UNC


• Erin Lamb and Sarah Berry are the new Co-Presidents of the HHC
• Siobhan Conaty is our new Secretary
• Kym Weed will be our next Treasurer

Launch of the New 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.)


The first batch of IPEDS data have been released: Medical / Health Humanities completions during 2019-2020. Registration is now open and the new cycle of collections begins on Sept. 1. If your health/medical humanities program has not adopted the new CIP code (51.3204), you may want to speak with your Academic Affairs staff about doing so. You can find additional information about IPEDS CIP and the health/medical humanities by clicking here.

2019-2020 Health/Medical Humanities IPEDS Reporting Institution Degrees Awarded