Health Humanities Senior, Sujal Manohar, reflects on time at Duke and on being a recipient of the Hart Fellowship

Interviewed by Cuquis Robledo | Interview transcribed by Amber Delgado **This article has been edited since it’s posting*** “I’ve always been interested in doing art that can raise awareness about health issues and also reduce stigma. I think art is a great conversation starter and can increase dialogue about things that people wouldn’t have started[…]

Opportunity for Summer Funding for Humanities Doctoral Students

Scope of work The Health Humanities Lab Graduate Assistants will work with the lab manager and co-directors on various tasks related to the development of an integrated curriculum in the health humanities and disability studies. The curriculum will include three components: teaching, research, and service – community building and student wellness initiatives. Tasks will include[…]

Expressive Writing Workshops for Sexual and Reproductive Health: participants needed for study

Tldr: Are you a female-identifying or gender nonbinary Duke undergraduate? Are you interested in exploring how sexual and reproductive health and therapeutic writing intersect? Or do you just want to earn $50? The Duke Calla Campaign is looking for undergraduates over the age of 18 to participate in a 4-week long series of expressive writing[…]

MFA/EDA Student Explores his Chronic Condition through his Thesis

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[…]

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and What Health Workers Can Learn From It

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[…]

Global Health Humanities Essays

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[…]

“Health Humanities”: Medicine and the future of Humanities

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[…]