Hiram College


Facilitator: Therese Jones, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Director, Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Editor, Journal of Medical Humanities

This workshop will address scholarly research and publication in the health humanities (e.g. conducting and organizing research, submitting to academic journals, crafting book proposals, engaging in scholarly collaboration).

Example materials for submission: article abstracts or excerpts, book project descriptions, chapter summaries, job or fellowship application letters.


Facilitator: Sarah Berry, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, SUNY Oswego

This workshop will discuss issues relating to teaching in the health humanities (e.g. program, course, or assignment development; teaching methods and materials; community-based learning; accessibility and inclusion). 

Example materials for submission: course descriptions, assignments, syllabi, teaching philosophies. 


Creative Projects

Facilitator: Gretchen Case, PhD, Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah

This workshop will provide a space to learn about and discuss projects that extend beyond the arena of traditional scholarly publishing (e.g. visual media, performance, creative writing).

Example materials for submission: project descriptions, audio/visual materials, digital portfolios, websites.

Community Engagement & Advocacy

Facilitator: Keisha Ray, PhD, Assistant Professor, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Associate Editor, Bioethics.net

This workshop will consider strategies and effective tools for projects that engage community participants as either research subjects or collaborators. We will also discuss strategies for working with participants from vulnerable groups as well as researchers’ role in keeping participants at the forefront of research.

Example materials for submission: project descriptions, outreach materials, links to audio/visual or digital content, photos, written documents, or audio files from research participants.


Public Scholarship

Facilitator:Jacqueline Antonovich, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Muhlenberg College; Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Nursing Clio

This workshop will discuss the process of transforming academic research for broader audiences (e.g. blogging, writing for popular publications, presenting to community groups).

Example materials for submission: blog posts, project pitches, op-eds, social media sites.


Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Facilitator: Kym Weed, PhD, Teaching Assistant Professor; Co-Director of HHIVE Lab; Associate Director of MA Concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

This workshop will address examples of and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in the health humanities, whether among scholars/educators from different humanities disciplines, or humanities scholars/educators and medical professionals.

Example materials for submission: project descriptions, co-authored abstracts.