Additional Program Info
Anand Prahlad: Autism, Race, and the Hierarchy of Senses - A Lecture and Reading
Michael Robertson, Ph.D. & Ira Bedzow, Ph.D. - A World Bioethics Day Event: What Can Nazi Medicine Teach Us About Our Current Public Health Crisis?
MK Czerwiec, the Comic Nurse Drawing on Disability: Graphic Medicine
F. Daniel Davis, Ph.D. End of Life Care: An Honest Conversation
Dr. Ira Bedzow & Dr. Joseph Curran The Role of Religion in Medical Ethics: Perspectives from Judaism and Catholicism
Ira Bedzow, Ph. D.
Emily Mendenhall, Ph.D., MPH Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglements of Poverty, Trauma, and HIV
Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps
by Donald McCullough
Misericordia University Community Choir
Matthew Rupcich, Conductor
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Lemmond TheaterJoin us for an emotional and uplifting journey through one of the bleakest periods of history featuring original music and readings from Nazi concentration camps.
Pre-Concert Discussion and Lecture - 6:15 p.m.
"Of Rhetoric and Representation: Music, Literature, and the Culture of Eugenics"
Led by Dr. Amanda Caleb (Department of English) and Dr. Ryan Weber (Department of Fine Arts)
Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, 218-219
Sponsored by Misericordia University's Medical and Health Humanities (MHH) Program, Center for Human Dignity n Bioethics, Medicine, and Health and Center for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
Susan Shifrin, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director, ARTZ Philadelphia Dementia Narratives - The "Long Goodbye" or Something Different?
A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care
January 28-29, 2018
The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health is pleased to join with the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics (Haifa) and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center to present, "A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity In Health Care."
This full day event features lectures, workshops and interactive presentations led by internationally renowned scholars in the fields of Holocaust education, health care, health policy, and human rights endeavors. This educational and enlightening program affirms Misericordia University's dedication to emphasizing the importance of medical ethics, human dignity, equality and justice within health care.
Jennifer Higgins Waiting for Disruption: A Health Care System on the Brink February 5, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library
Medical and Health Humanities Deadly Medicine Speaker Series
Medical and Health Humanities Presents: COVID-19 and the Humanities Lecture Series
The Medical and Health Humanities (MHH) program at Misericordia University is hosting a summer lecture series discussing COVID-19 from historical, rhetorical, artistic, religious, and disability perspectives. Each lecture will be posted on our YouTube channel on a Monday, and we encourage viewers to tweet any questions to our Twitter account, @MisericordiaMHH; we will answer those questions in a footnotes edition that will be posted on the Friday of each week. Below is the schedule of lectures.
This lecture series has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities CARES grant, “Humanities in the Time of COVID-19: Fostering Community Dialogue,” Award Number: AH-274885-20. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these lectures, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Monday, June 22: Amanda Caleb - “The Rhetoric of Pandemics: Health, Politics, and the Public” (Footnotes on June 26)
- Monday, June 29: Yanqiu Zheng - "From Yellow Fever to Coronavirus: Perspectives from the Caribbean during the Imperial Age, 1500s-1700s." (Footnotes on July 3)
- Monday, July 6: Thomas Hajkowski - “Early-Modern Globalization and Infectious Diseases: Smallpox and Syphilis” (Footnotes on July 10)
- Monday, Jul 13: Glenn Willis - “Epidemics and Religious Change: Reflections from the Ancient World for the Era of Covid-19” (Footnotes on July 17)
Monday, July 20: Rebecca Steinberger - “Lupus in Lockdown: How a Chronic Illness Prepared Me for Isolation in a Time of Pandemic” (Footnotes on July 24)
Monday, July 27: Jennifer Black - “Liberty, Freedom, & COVID-19: Structural Barriers and Protest Culture” (Footnotes on July 31)
Monday, August 3: Kara Carmack- “From HIV/AIDS to Covid-19: Art and Activism in the Midst of a Pandemic” (Footnotes on August 7)
Monday, August 10: Patrick Danner - “‘We need actions, actions, actions’: The Problem of ‘Back Room’ Discourse in Coronavirus Response" (Footnotes on August 14)
- Monday, August 17: Amanda Caleb - “The Health Humanist: Why We Need to Continue Conversations about the Humanities and COVID-19” (Footnotes on August 21)
Deadly Medicine Speaker Series
How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics - Dr. Matthew Wynia, Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice
Compassion for the Dying: Should the Dying be Able to Access Experimental Drugs? - Dr. Arthur Caplan
The Triumph of the Human Spirit, From Auschwitz to Forgiveness - Eva Mozes Kor
Links of Interest
Links of Interest
Below are links that are relevant to the goals of the Medical and Health Humanities program at Misericordia:
- Misericordia University's Center of Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health, and the Holocaust
- American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
- Atrium, a journal about bioethics and medical humanities
- Journal of Medical Humanities
- Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database
- Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust
- Public Health and Social Justice
- World Medical Association
- Centre for the History of the Emotions - Events
- Harvard University Library - Contagion, Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics