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 global health. Two fascinating and moving personal essays from the Breath | Body| Voice conference by Juan Obarrio and Alan Bleakley that jnspire a new, holistic way of thinking about health, illness, and memory. It also proposes new ways of thinking and new forms of publishing with comic illustrations (“The Health Humanities and the Future of Publishing” by Craig Klugman) and a think piece that is made up entirely of drawings (“Frames of Thought” by Nick Sousanis).

Theorizing the Emergence of Global Health Humanities is convened by Deborah Jenson (Romance Studies & Global Health / Franklin Humanities Institute) and Kearsley “Karrie” Stewart (Duke Global Health Humanities). * Image: Little Crippled Haiti (2006) by Edouard Duval Carrié.

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