Health Humanities Lab
Bridging the humanities, Duke Health, and the Duke Global Health Institute
News and Highlights from the Lab
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[…]
HHL-sponsored course Storytelling in Medicine & Health, co-taught by HHL founder and co-director Deborah Jenson, was beautifully captured in an article by the Duke Global Health Institute. The course aims to teach future healthcare workers the importance of storytelling and narrative in their work. To read the full article, visit this page. Photo from DGHI
This week, Duke student Defne Yorgancioglu published an article in the Duke Chronicle titled: “Professors, student groups hope to make discipline of disability studies a campus conversation.” It touched on the work that HHL co-director Marion Quirici has done to promote disability awareness and to increase support for more courses in Disability Studies at Duke. The[…]
Narratives of Illness and Healing – HOUSECS 59.09 Spring 2019 Mondays, 7-8:30 PM, Keohane 4B 402SEM Interested in the role of narratives and storytelling in a society that prioritizes evidence-based medicine? Student-led and Health Humanities Lab-sponsored house course “Narratives of Illness and Healing” will use narrative medicine and the medical humanities as a focal point[…]
“Puppetry’s practices cultivate presence, attention, and imagination. These three dimensions engage future healthcare providers in a practice that holds healing at its core. These dimensions are being extinguished in healthcare, leading to the vocational crisis and violations of human dignity.” Core faculty associate, Jules Odendahl-James, and lab affiliate, Marina Tsaplina, recently published an article in conjunction[…]