CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics)
30 April – 2 May 2015
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will host the 4th International Health Humanities Conference. This cross-disciplinary and inter-professional conference will bring together scholars, educators, clinicians, health advocates, students, patients and caregivers in an effort to identify the core issues and guiding values as well as define the expanding scope of the Health Humanities for the next decade. The following question will guide our efforts throughout this conference:
What are the implications, responsibilities, and expectations of identifying as Health Humanities scholars, educators, practitioners, and advocates?
Keynote speakers and respondents include:
- Sander Gilman, Emory University
- Alan Bleakley, Falmouth University UK
- Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University
- David Serlin, University of California San Diego
- Arno Kumagai, University of Michigan
- Les Friedman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
We invite responses to and further articulations of our focalizing question in various formats: formal papers (15 minutes long), posters, flash presentations (5-minute presentations in which a presenter describes an area of research and provides the audience with a bibliography), and visual materials. We encourage submissions from related disciplines including—but not restricted to—narrative medicine, literature and medicine, age studies, disability studies, deaf studies, gender studies, fat studies, queer theory, ethnicity and race studies, feminist science studies, cultural and media studies, popular culture, and queer, disability, and feminist bioethics.
Topics might include:
- social advocacy and political activism
- traditional and emergent constituencies
- accessibility in the clinic and in the classroom
- inclusiveness and affinities
- the relationship between practice and theory
- the longing for or resistance to disciplinary purity
- how to build and sustain the health humanities as an interdisciplinary and inter-professional discipline
- the arts in care, research, education, and community engagement/activism
- the next/new frontier of undergraduate education
Send abstracts (250 words for individual papers and posters; 500 words for panels and art work) firstname.lastname@example.org
by December, 31, 2014, using the proposal submission format. For information, contact Tess Jones, PhDtherese.email@example.com and 303.724.3995.
The 4th International Health Humanities Conference is co-sponsored by the following:
- Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
- John P. McGovern, MD Center for Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Program in Medical Humanities at the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care, Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Lerner College of Medicine
- Case Western Reserve University Medical Humanities Consortium
This conference is committed to accessibility and inclusivity. Presentation spaces and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. American Sign Language interpreters will be provided upon request. Conference organizers have selected accessible lodging at an off-site hotel, and shuttle transportation that accommodates wheelchair/special transport to and from Denver International Airport as well as to and from the hotel to campus is provided to all attendees at no additional charge.