Hiram College

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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

Kym Weed, PhD is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health humanities, disability studies, American literature, and writing. She is also Associate Director of the MA concentration in Literature, Medicine, and Culture and Co-Director of the HHIVE Lab, a health humanities research lab. As a scholar of American literature and health humanities, she researches the intersections of literature and science as well as narratives that shape experiences of illness, health, disability, and embodiment. In addition to working on her book manuscript, “Our Microbes: Imagining Human Interdependence with Bacteria in American Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880-1930,” she collaborates with colleagues across UNC and beyond on projects on aging and longevity, rural health care, and narrative elicitation. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Medical Humanities and Literature and Medicine.