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Explorations in the Medical Humanities events explore the enigma of how what we write relates back to the experience of bodies in different stages of health and disease. Our speakers consider how the medical and health humanities build on and revise earlier notions of the “medical arts.”

This series offers discussions, exhibitions, and performances to gather scholars, artists, students, curators, and educators who are working to bridge arts education, humanities research, and incarceration and, in the process, render visible the hidden histories of mass incarceration and radicalize arts pedagogies for a more just society.

Building Publics showcases how our Public Humanities Graduate Fellows bridge humanistic thinking with civic engagement and social justice, scholarly research with public building and communication in order to unleash new, more critical modes of scholarly imaginations. Each year highlights a new, pressing theme.

In the context of the global pandemic, these events maintain and reimagine a conversation long established among humanists and designers, social scientists and health experts, artists, artisans and planners: namely, a conversation on Care for the Polis--on the relationship between medical practices of care, cities, and their publics.

As the world grappled to deal with the fallout from COVID-19, this special series of workshops explored the impact of the pandemic on democracies worldwide. The workshops were organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in partnership with the SOF/Heyman..

A film and discussion series that explores architectural and territorial planning as instruments of social violence and the activists that use visual and narrative storytelling as a way to reclaim spatial rights

Panel discussions celebrating recent work of Columbia faculty in the Arts and Sciences

Lionel Trilling (1905-75), one of Columbia's most celebrated faculty members, was among the great humanist scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century. In his memory, the Heyman Center sponsors a series of intellectual conversations, known as the Lionel Trilling Seminars.

December 9, 2020

Deborah Paredez’s Year of the Dog

In the tradition of women as the unsung keepers of history, Deborah Paredez’s second poetry collection tells her story as a Latina daughter of the Vietnam War. The title refers to the year 1970—the Year of the Metal Dog in the lunar calendar—which was the year of the author’s birth, the year her father prepared to deploy to Vietnam along with many other Mexican-American immigrant soldiers, and a…

September 30, 2020

Adam Reich and Peter Bearman’s Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart

In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice. They describe the life experiences that lead workers to Walmart and analyze the dynamics of…