10th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference
Call for Abstracts
Due Date: July 1, 2020
Conference Dates: Sept. 24-26, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted many elements of healthcare and daily life, and in this, the Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference is no exception. We have cancelled all in-person meetings planned for 2020.
That said, the discussions that our work prompts are even more valuable in these times. The humanities are integral to understanding many of this year’s most-discussed issues, from the practice of remote medicine to the spread of misinformation. Therefore, we are reorganizing the 2020 conference into an all-digital format, to be convened in late September.
We are seeking abstracts for panel discussions and individual presentations to be delivered remotely. Topics include all aspects of the medical humanities, including theory and practice, the arts, literature, ethics, and history. We are particularly interested in presentations relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate the formation of discussion threads related to this topic.
We will hold sessions synchronously, with a live audience. We value the investigative power of discourse, and hope to offer an environment in which audience members and presenters can engage in productive dialogue.
Submissions should include name, department/institutional affiliation, project title, and an abstract not to exceed 500 words. Proposals should be submitted electronically by July 1 in either .doc/.docx or .pdf to email@example.com.
Please indicate which broad area the abstract falls under (e.g., philosophy/ ethics, clinical practice, religion, conceptual or empirical research, performance/visual arts, history, etc.) Accepted presentations will be notified by July 15.