Humanities Futures Capstone Conference, Sept. 14-16, 2017

  The Franklin Humanities Institute and the FHI Health Humanities Lab are pleased to announce the Humanities Futures Capstone Conference “HEALTH HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: BREATH, BODY, VOICE” September 14 to September 16, 2017 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina healthhumanitiesandsocialjustice.com   The conference is a culminating event of the 2014-2017 Mellon-sponsored Humanities Futures initiative at the Franklin[…]

Student Exercise on Empathy at the Nasher Museum of Art

Dr. Neil Prose, a core faculty member of the Health Humanities Lab, is currently teaching a Duke freshman seminar as part of the Focus program. The course, “Singing the Same Song” provides a  global perspective on empathic and effective communication between providers and patients. Dr. Prose brought his students to the Nasher Museum and they[…]

What is the Health Humanities Lab?

The Health Humanities Lab, run by the Franklin Humanities Institute, is an initiative that bridges the humanities, Duke Health, and the Duke Global Health Institute.   The FHI Health Humanities Lab takes an inventive interdisciplinary approach to understanding the health of populations locally and worldwide through work grounded in histories, literatures, languages, cultures, arts, media, and critical theory.[…]