Call for Papers: Health Humanities Summer School, Columbia Global Centers Paris and Alliance Network

January 15, 2019


We accept applications from graduate students and early career researchers who received their PhD after September 2013. We are committed to assembling a diverse and inclusive academic community. Toward this end, we especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and those whose interests contribute to realizing this goal.

You will be required to enroll at the CHCI Medical and Health Humanities Network Summer Institute on June 14-15 (student rates available).


​Funding opportunities are available for a limited number of Columbia graduate students to travel to the summer school​​.


The CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network is organizing a 3-day intensive summer school on June 17-19, following the conference (June 14-15) surrounding the theme, "Health Without Borders". We invite applications from graduate students and early career researchers from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, history, journalism, law, languages, literatures, medicine, narrative medicine, psychology, political science, peace studies, film, audio-visual arts, theatre studies, and the creative and performing arts to apply for this international, cross-disciplinary summer school. Faculty and participants of the summer school will explore perspectives, approaches, frameworks, and frames of reference on the topic of the health and medical humanities.

The summer school will be delivered through a range of seminars, discussions, participant presentations, workshops, film and performance viewings, and site visits. Participants will present a workshop paper at the summer school which will be pre-circulated to faculty and fellow participants prior to arrival.

Participants are expected to engage and contribute to every aspect of the summer school. Through this summer school, we are hoping to inspire a network of scholars in the area of health humanities to continue to support and work with one another after the summer school has ended.


If you would like to apply for the Health Humanities Summer School, please send a CV, brief statement of interest, and 350-word paper abstract to Liz Bowen (​[email protected]) by January 15, 2019.​​ ​​