"Caring and Sharing: Health and Humanities in Today’s World" Conference

Caring and Sharing: Health and Humanities in Today’s World

24-26 June 2021

School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon

 

Over the last few decades, Medical Humanities (MH) have shown how aesthetic and humanistic tools can inform an approach to health and illness that places the clinical relation at the centre of a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to healthcare.

Following recent developments in MH, the SHARE Project – Health and Humanities Acting Together – has been actively involved in this emergent area in terms of research, education / training and fieldwork, thus contributing to a narrative transformation of health and health care (Charon et al. 2017). At the end of an intensive three-year project with inter/national work and diversified activities, this final meeting offers a timely platform for sharing the outcomes of such involvement with an extended audience and for debating issues such as the limits and the potentialities of narrative within health care, the boundaries of MH and Narrative Medicine (NM), as well as the impact of using humanistic tools and methods in health care settings and educational contexts.

Given the general increase of MH around the world, as well as the crucial challenges this development poses and the academic opportunities it creates, this international conference will offer an adequate venue for other research groups, academics and projects from around the world to promote exchange of knowledge, research outputs and experiences. It will also create opportunities for networking and fostering future research collaborations.

The conference will bring together researchers coming from multidisciplinary, mutually fertilising domains, such as literature and the arts, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, and bioethics. 

Accordingly, the conference target audience is mixed: from physicians and other healthcare professionals to medical humanities scholars and students.

This event will count on the presence of leading scholars in the MH and NM field, including the SHARE project consultant, Rita Charon.

 

 

The programme includes plenary sessions with keynote speakers, round-tables with guest speakers and parallel panels, through abstract submission.

 

Confirmed Speakers

Rita Charon

Katherine Hall

Lucy Caldwell

Manuel S. Marques

Brian Hurwitz

Marie-France Mamzer

 

To download the full programme, please click here.

 

Languages: Portuguese and English

 

All the sessions of the Congress will be held online in and attandance is free. If you want to attend the sessions, send us an e-mail to medhum@letras.ulisboa.pt with your name, e-mail and institutional affiliation.

 

Organisation

SHARE Project | ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

 

Venue:

Online (more information coming soon)

 

WEBPAGE: caringandsharingconference.wordpress.com

 

 

Selected contributions will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.

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