For scholars working on questions about medicine, healing, health, and illness using theories and methods from the humanities, fine and performing arts, and social sciences. All area studies (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, etc.) are welcome.
An overview of proposed categories for the growing graphic medicine genre of cancer comics (i.e. cancer narratives in comic book form) and an initial theory on the significant linkage between this illness and particular medium.
This article collides St. Apollonia’s medieval passion narratives – manuscript illustrations, church screens, and paintings by Francisco De Zurbarán and Carlo Dolci – with A.L. Kennedy’s contemporary short story “Story of My Life” to find out what happens when we move beyond the theoretical violence imposed by traditional approaches to gothic studies.
The movement for Digital Social Innovation (DSI) insists on the need for a long memory to not take anything unexpected as “innovative” just because there is no awareness of what has happened before or elsewhere. In this article we want to briefly collect three case studies from the recent past that have seen social justice movements aut…[Read more]
Polling the hive mind…. Would people be willing to share here the learning objectives of your Medical Humanities programmes at your universities?
Hi, Michael. Here are the learning goals on the website for our Health & the Humanities Certificate:
After completing the certificate, you will be able to:
-Identify major developments in the history of medicine and the medical profession
-Describe how…[Read more]
Just wanted to share my review of Sari Altschuler’s excellent new book on early American medicine. She raises a lot of important methodological questions about our field, and I find myself still thinking about the suggestions/questions she raises.
Also, if…[Read more]
A comic about the power of sharing: a collaboration between figshare, Symbola Comics and La Grúa Estudio.
Concept and story by Francisco De La Mora & Ernesto Priego
Art by Cristina Durán La Grúa Estudio
Design by Daniela Rocha
Originally published as
de la Mora, Francisco et al.. “The Power of Sharing”. figshare, 21 Mar. 2018.…[Read more]
While organ transplantation has been established in the medical imagination since the 1960s, this technology is currently undergoing a popular re-imagination in the era of global capitalism. As transplantation procedures have become routine in medical centers in non-Western and developing nations, and as organ sales and transplant tourism become…[Read more]
Lois Leveen started the topic Using Humanities Content and Approach to Shape Conversations about Healthcare in the discussion Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
I’m new to the group and thought I’d introduce myself by sharing an article about some of the medical humanities work I’m doing: “Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine,” is about using poetry to facilitate discussions among physicians, among “interprofessional health care teams,” and between healthcare…[Read more]
Parables of Care presents true stories of creative responses to dementia care, told by carers, taken from a group of over 100 case studies available at http://carenshare.city.ac.uk/. Creativity, emotional intelligence and common sense are amply shown in these 14 touching and informative stories. Drawn by Dr Simon Grennan with Christopher…[Read more]
This reviewer had read Kristeva in October, 2016 in this Journal (and the review is freely available online and had garnered some small publicity). Over the last one year this reviewer has taken a very short view of her tautological work. Having read her carefully this reviewer has decided that she should be rejected as a psychoanalyst,…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Parables of Care: Instrumentality, Aesthetics and Utility in Devising a Comic for Dementia Caregivers in the group Medical Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Parables of Care: Instrumentality, Aesthetics and Utility in Devising a Comic for Dementia Caregivers. PDF file.
Presented at the 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference: Access Points Seattle. Public Library Central Branch, 15th – 17th June 2017. Seattle, USA.
This set of slides was modified slightly from its original version for online s…[Read more]
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is best-known as a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine involved in many cardiovascular diseases. During vascular calcification, TNF-α has been reported topromote osteogenic differentiation of human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In contrast, there is alack of data reporting t…[Read more]
A study of mental disease in Cakrapāṇidatta’s commentary on the Carakasaṃhitā.
This chapter explores the roles of narrative in the development of knowledge about, and rationalization for, conditioning the human body in the classical Indian medical system of Ayurveda.
An examination of the discursive interplay about politics, religion, and medicine in a 17th-18th cent. Sanskrit allegory, Jivanandanam (“The Joy of Life”).
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