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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.)

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


More information and a CFP to come.

IPEDS Data

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

Seeking Nominations for the Steering Committee

This fall there will be three openings on the Health Humanities Consortium Steering Committee. These will be selected via a vote of the HHC Membership. Only members will be able to serve and/or vote.  Membership (which runs from July 1 – June 30) is now open and the link to join is on the HHC website: https://healthhumanitiesconsortium.com/membership/  

If you would like to nominate a (willing) candidate or self-nominate, please send your name and one paragraph describing your interest and potential contribution (intended to be shared with the membership) toHealthHumConsortium.Membership@gmail.com by Tuesday, August 31st. We are particularly seeking a candidate who would like to train for and eventually assume the role of Treasurer. Voting will occur during the month of September and the three-year term will begin on October 1st. Current steering committee members ending their first term are eligible to run again for a second term.

The role of the steering committee is to review and amend the By-laws as appropriate (also available at the website), advise and consult with working groups (a steering committee member serves on each of the working groups), advise and consult on the direction of the HHC, communications, collaborations and governance, and help to plan the annual conference. Officer positions within the HHC (Chair or Co-Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair) are selected from and by the elected Steering Committee members. Members of the Steering Committee are expected to participate in bi-monthly conference calls and attend the annual meeting of the HHC.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions to our current HHC Co-Chairs, Erin Lamb (erin.lamb@case.edu) and Sarah Berry (sarah.berry@oswego.edu), and please consider sharing your talents in leadership of the HHC!

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.