Issue XVII
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A Critical Eye Toward the Medical Humanities: Inaugural Public Humanistic Inquiry Lab interrogates race and medicine  

by Laura Meader

"With the participation of 12 faculty across the College, the 2021-24 PHIL aims to stimulate campus-wide interest in critical medical humanities, which relies on interdisciplinary analytical tools to interrogate the power structures that have defined medical practices and to reveal the socially constructed, intersectional, and embodied experiences of health and illness. Among its principal activities will be sharing faculty research through the Medical Humanities Colloquium, collaborating with leading scholars around the world, organizing publications, and hosting conferences and other public events."
NLM Announces 2022 History Talks

Via National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently announced its 2022 History Talks. All talks are free, live-streamed globally, and archived by NIH VideoCasting.

These history discussions are great opportunities for scholars and students focusing in areas on the history of medicine, sociology, and related fields.
Notes on New Books

by OTH Staff

See selected new and recent titles related to the history of medicine and the medical humanities to add to your New Year reading list.

Cover artwork via the University of California Press.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to consider the ways that knowledge drawn from humanities disciplines and methodologies can inform and help address the ongoing crisis in healthcare.

via University of Nebraska Medical Center

The Gold Humanism Honor Society in the UNMC College of Medicine is creating a medical humanities-themed magazine, the Art of Medicine. The magazine will serve as a place for health care workers to showcase art in the form of writing, artwork and photography.

Submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poems, sketches, cartoons, photography and drawings are being accepted from all UNMC faculty, staff and students. Email submissions to the Art of Medicine by Feb. 1.

via Penn Today

Read about the more than 60,000 pages in more than 1,000 Penn medical student dissertations from the early 1800s that have been digitized over the past two years. The dissertations are available to the public free of charge through the Libraries online catalogue.
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2022 Anticipated Editorial Calendar
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February: Black & African American History and Studies
Week of February 21

March: Women's History and Studies
Week of March 28

April: Environmental History and Studies
Week of April 4

May/June: Urban Humanities
Week of June 6

July: Summer Arts Issue Part 1
Week of July 4

August: Summer Arts Issue Part 2
Week of August 1

Fall Calendar TBD
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