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Medical Humanities: An Introduction and Research Discussion

March 5, 2021 at 2:00pm4:00pm EST

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This panel discussion brings together three scholars working in the growing interdisciplinary field of the medical humanities. The medical humanities investigates the human experience of health and illness through an interdisciplinary lens and lies at the intersection of the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, the biomedical sciences and the caregiving disciplines. Each panelists will share her understanding of the medical humanities and provide a brief introduction to her scholarship. Their presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion between the panelists and between panelists and attendees.


  • Rebecca Garden, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, SUNY Upstate University
  • Haejoo Kim, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Syracuse University
  • Sarah Berry, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English and Creative Writing, SUNY Oswego


Lois Agnew, Professor, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, Syracuse University

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, The Humanities Center and Syracuse University.

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This event was first published on February 4, 2021 and last updated on February 11, 2021.

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