Conversations on Medicine and Interdisciplinary Studies: A Colloquium

When Sep 06, 2013
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Hyde Hall
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skellyThe Department of English and Comparative Literature,
The Department of Social Medicine,
and the Institute for Arts and Humanities,
with support from the
Department of History

Invite the University community to a series of

Conversations on Medicine and Interdisciplinary Studies:
A Colloquium

To celebrate the institution of a new interdisciplinary MA track in Literature, Medicine and Culture, beginning Friday, Sept. 6, 4:00 PM at the Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, with a keynote address by

Prof. Brian Hurwitz, D'Oyly Carte Professor of Medicine and the Arts and Director of the Wellcome Centre of the Humanities and Health at King’s College-London, on

“A Rationale for the Medical Humanities”

and a reading by

Prof. Alan Shapiro, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature

Program continues Saturday, September 7, at the Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, in a series of conversations involving UNC faculty, students, and distinguished guests, in which the audience is invited to join:

9:00 -10:00:  Brian Hurwitz and Eileen Gillooly, (Associate Director, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University).

10:10-11:10: Barry Saunders (Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine) and Hannah Landecker (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA).

11:20-12:30: Tom Linden, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medical Journalism) and Nortin Hadler, M.D. (Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine).

1:30-2:30: Jane Thrailkill (Distinguished Term Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literature) and Michele Rivkin-Fish (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology).

2:40-3:40: Mary Floyd-Wilson (Professor, English and Comparative Literature) and Neel Ahuja (Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature)

3:50-4:50: Vincent Kopp, M.D. (Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology) and Jon Oberlander (Professor, Department of Social Medicine)

5:00-6:30: A symposium involving graduate students from UNC and King’s College-London will discuss their experiences with interdisciplinary studies of medicine.  Participants: Chisomo Kalinga (Kings), Sarah Marsh (UNC), Kate McEnery (King’s) , Anneke Schwob (UNC), Katie Walker (UNC), Martina Zimmermann (King’s).