16 December 2021

Call for Papers: Medical and Health Humanities

A Call for Papers has been issued for the 2nd International Conference on the Medical and Health Humanities in the Middle East 2022. It will take place online from April 9-10. The themes will be improving medical outcomes through the humanities, and understanding disease and illness experiences through humanism.

The conference, which is a collaboration between VCUarts Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q), will consist of two days of keynote speeches, roundtables and panel discussions, and invited peer-reviewed presentations selected from the Call for Papers. An additional day will be devoted to creative exhibitions and performances.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2022.
Submission abstracts can be sent by clicking on this link https://weillcornell.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HOvMvfFstwa8tv

Full conference details, including submission requirements, are available at: https://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/event/medical-humanities-in-the-middle-east

The Medical and Healthcare Humanities are an interdisciplinary field concerned with the synergy between artistic and humanistic modes of thought – including the liberal arts (philosophy, ethics, history, comparative literature and religion), social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, health geography) and the arts (design, literature, theater, film, and visual arts) – and health, well-being, medicine, and medical education.

Many areas of the humanities are now employed clinically, such as human-centered design and expressive therapies/creative arts therapies. Science, technology, and medicine have additionally influenced the practices of many artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, James Turrell, Damien Hirst, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, John James Audubon, Thomas Eakins, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

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