Health Humanities Lab
Bridging the humanities, Duke Health, and the Duke Global Health Institute
News and Highlights from the Lab
Earlier this year, HHL co-director Marion Quirici gave a TedxDuke talk. She discussed disability access as a civil rights issue, and shared how student activism can make change on college campuses. The talk demonstrated how “access” is about a lot more than ramps and elevators, and introduced methods for making learning environments and the culture[…]
HHL co-director Marion Quirici wrote a piece on how Game of Thrones baited and betrayed the disability community. Give it a read, here.
By Katherine Berko I spoke with MFA/EDA student Jacob Moss, about his thesis titled One Arm Dove Hunt. Over the past year, Jacob travelled to more than 25 states, where he photographed individuals with various forms of Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare genetic condition that he has. His photo exhibition was on display at The Power[…]
By Katherine Berko I sat down with HHL co-director, Neil Prose, to discuss his relationship with Leo Tolstoy’s short book, The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Every year Dr. Prose teaches this book in his FOCUS course. I found out that the novel has much to offer, including wisdom on provider-patient communication, living a life with[…]
Humanities Futures at the Franklin Humanities Institute has published a series of Global Health Humanities Essays. You can read them here. This set of essays from the Global Health Humanities Working Group includes two explorations, by Gregg Mitman and Alvan Ikoku, of the troubled imbrications of “Africa” in the historical development and visual imaginary of[…]
Anna Savelyeva (T’20), took the HHL’s course Storytelling in Medicine and Health. She’s been kind enough to share her final paper for the class with the HHL. It discusses medicine and the future of the humanities. Read it below. The Paper: “Health Humanities”: Medicine and the future of Humanities The transition to a humanistic understanding[…]
The videos from the Duke Faculty Panel, “Brainhood, Self-Concepts, and the Perils of Neuroconformity” at the Neurodiversities Symposium are now available to watch with this link.
The Duke Chronicle wrote an article about the HHL’s work on narrative medicine, specifically its Narrative Medicine Mondays program. To learn more, visit this page.
By Katherine Berko Julie Uchitel, a senior at Duke majoring in neuroscience and French with a chemistry minor, is one of two Duke students to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship. These scholarships have over 1,000 applicants across the U.S. and awardees receive fully-funded graduate degrees in the United Kingdom. Throughout her time at Duke, Julie[…]
By Katherine Berko Jonathan Hill-Rorie, Duke alum (T ‘15) and masters student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed his practicum research conducted with the Health Humanities Lab@FHI. Over the past few months, Jonathan worked with the HHL to develop several tools for increasing student wellness at Duke. He helped develop the HHL’s[…]