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Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms – From Monomyth to Multimyth: BIPOC Children’s Fantasists Discuss Globalism, Possible Futures, and Writing in the Age of Pandemic

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Medical Humanities

dateMay 4, 2021 timeTuesday, 6:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Columbia Global Centers
  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Weatherhead East Asian Institute
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
  • The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms over background of yellow city map

Part of the Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms Series

To mark the launch of the Medical Humanities major at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, we are hosting an inaugural virtual series, “Medical Humanities and Pandemic Urbanisms,” which will serve as an essential rallying point for Columbia faculty, current students, and alumni of the Medicine, Literature and Society track. Featuring scholars, activists and artists from a range of fields—from epidemiology to science fiction to urban planning—the series will both illustrate the imaginative possibilities of the Medical Humanities, while also grounding its activities in the community-building work of students at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Authors Sayantani DasGupta (ICLS, Columbia University), Carlos Hernandez (English, CUNY), and David Bowles (Texas Institute of Letters Governing Council) with moderator Neni Panourgiá(Justice-in-Education, Columbia University).

Closing remarks from Arden Hegele and Rishi Goyal (Columbia University).

This event celebrates the launch of our new Medical Humanities major. Learn more about the major here.