The Visual Image & the Future of the Medical Humanities (CFP, Conference, Galveston, Texas, 8–11 May 2014)

The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities

*SAVE THE DATE* 8-11 May 2014 (Thursday – Sunday)

Open Gates Conference Center

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

This conference brings together scholars, clinicians, scientific
investigators and artists to discuss the role of visual images in the
medical humanities and how they are being created, circulated and used in
medical settings and beyond. We are interested in recognizing how visual
images impact patients and healers (broadly defined) in dynamic ways and
develop new languages in which to speak to and about them with people
around the world. We see this conference as the first step in establishing
a collaborative dialogue regarding the contemporary and historical status
of the visual image within the medical humanities through a series of
follow-up meetings and projects held in USA & Europe.

We invite abstracts under the following broad headings:

·         Medical procedures and the visual image

·         The visualization of the medical environment

·         The patient’s self-image

·         The medical image and historical change

·         Images and Ethical Issues

·         Visual Representation of Ageing

·         Contexts of creation, circulation and use

We will be issuing a more detailed call for 250 word abstracts in September
2013 for presentation of 30 minute papers.


Jerome Crowder, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas
Medical Branch

Terence Wright, Art & Design Research Institute, University of Ulster

Dan Price, The Honors College, University of Houston

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