The Franklin Humanities Institute and the FHI Health Humanities Lab are pleased to announce the Humanities Futures Capstone Conference
“HEALTH HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: BREATH, BODY, VOICE”
September 14 to September 16, 2017
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Please save-the-date for the culminating event of the 2014-2017 Mellon Grant at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Humanities Futures. The capstone conference, titled Health Humanities & Social Justice: Breath, Body, Voice, will focus on the health humanities. We define health on a continuum from the health sciences to states of health, and focus on social justice to bridge the lived experiences of health and wellness in both our academic and non-academic communities. Furthermore, in 2017, we ask: how are the humanities transforming health, and how is health transforming the humanities? And what do these mutual influences suggest concerning the health of the humanities?
Through keynotes, panels, interactive workshops, and performances, the conference will engage with four central areas of concern: