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CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute 2016

Anatomy Lecture Theatre & Museum
26 (10:00) - 27/06/2016 (19:30)

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CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute 2016

The Health Humanities Now

Theme and Focus

The second CHCI Summer Institute in the Health Humanities will take place at King’s College London on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June 2016. The Summer Institute aims to gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in the burgeoning field of the health humanities. The focus of this year’s sessions will be on the Health Humanities Now and aims to showcase some of the most innovative and pioneering work taking place in the health humanities today. We will include sessions on what the humanities might have to say about the recent outbreak of Ebola and the continuing impact of health emergencies in the developing world and in the Middle East.  What do humanities disciplines have to contribute to public discussion of these matters? Papers will also be commissioned on the emerging “critical health humanities” and on mental health. What are the (often conflicting) values that motivate our work? A special session will be set aside for graduate students in the field.


We have constructed this two-day Institute to emphasize conversation and discussion. We have timed the Institute so that delegates may, if they wish, attend the CHCI Annual Meeting which is also being held in London from 28 June to 1 July 2016. The Health Humanities Summer Institute is limited to 100 participants, and our goal is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and views. We want to build upon the structure created by the six humanities centers participating in the Mellon-funded consortial project to include a more extensive network of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in this growing field. 

Confirmed Keynote speakers include:

Dr Nils Fietje, World Health Organization
Professor Mark Jackson, Exeter University
Laura Salisbury (University of Exeter) 
Professor Jane Thrailkill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr Angela Woods, Durham University

Additional Information 

Program Schedule & Meeting Venue

The full program schedule and speaker biographies can be accessed by clicking this link.
More details about the meeting venue are accessible here.

Travel and Lodging

A delegate room block has been booked at the KCL Halls of Residence at Stamford St, this will be available to book now. Click here for more information.

A list of hotels near to the Strand campus can be found here.

Fees & Registration

Registration is now closed
and only cash will be accepted during the conference.

Standard Delegate rate is £90 with the option to book the conference dinner for £10.

Student Rate is £40 with the option to book the conference dinner for £10.

The conference dinner  is now fully booked and will take place in the Weston Room at the Maughan Library on Sunday 26 June.

This Institute is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of a grant for collaborative research across national boundaries to the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI).

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