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Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

December 7, 2018 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

An informal workshop to introduce WFU students, faculty, and staff to the principles of narrative medicine. Workshops focus on close reading and reflective writing. Lunch is provided.

More information and registration:
Questions? Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director, at or 336-758-4028.

All sessions will meet in Conference Room 1308 at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education

Friday, September 7th, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Room 1308, Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Reading: “Illness as Muse” by Rafael Campo

Friday, October 5th, 12:15-1:15pm
Room 1308, Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Reading: “Flu Shot” by David Watts

Friday, November 2nd, 12:15-1:15pm
Room 1308, Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Reading: “Throat” by Gabriel Spera

Friday, December 7th, 12:15-1:15pm
Room 1308, Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
Reading: “Plant Life” by Merilee D. Karr

Sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from an Engaged Humanities Grant received by the university from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Reynolda Conference Grant Information Session

Monday, November 19th, 4:00pm

The Reynolda Conference competitive grant offers faculty $20,000 to hold a three-to-five day seminar on a humanities topic of their choice. The grant award supports travel, lodging, and stipends for invited scholars of the conference planner’s choosing, as well as stipends for participating WFU and Triad area scholars. The conference topic is open, and it is expected that faculty will propose topics based on their ongoing or developing research agenda. Faculty should foreground the publicly relevant (engaged) dimensions of their chosen topic.

If you would like to know more about the grant and the application process, join the Humanities Institute for a Reynolda Conference Grant Information Session from 4:00-5:00pm on Monday, November 19th in Room 476 of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Please RSVP to Aimee Mepham, HI Assistant Director, by emailing

Antisemitism in the Age of Trump

Thursday, November 29th, 6:00-8:00pm

In light of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, WFU Jewish Studies faculty will explore how the current political climate is contributing to a resurgence of antisemitism both in the United States and globally. They will discuss how religious and racial concepts have shaped Jewish identity in America, how antisemitic caricatures have persisted over the last century, and how the recent immigration crisis has become intertwined with debates about Jewish participation in American politics.

Thursday, November 29th, 6:00-8:00pm
Porter Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106