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ROUNDING WITH… KĀLI QUINN

September 25, 2018 5:30 pm - September 25, 2018 7:30 pm

The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative Presents

ROUNDING WITH… KĀLI QUINN

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
ROOM 5203, BOWMAN GRAY CENTER FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION
475 Vine St., Winston-Salem

Kāli Quinn is a performance artist, violinist, and educator. Her solo shows about grief and intergenerational dialogue have been performed at universities and festivals throughout the country including Brown University Creative Medicine Series, Full Circle Festival of Aging, and Los Angeles Women’s Solo Festival. Quinn has performed and taught at numerous theater companies and universities, most recently including MIT, Brown University and Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). In 2016, she completed a national tour of her book, I Am Compassionate Creativity.

Rounding With… is a series of mini-symposia, free and open to the public, in which an invited guest working in the field of narrative medicine gives a public reading or lecture and facilitates an interprofessional education (IPE) workshop.

This series is sponsored by the Wake Forest University 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.

Questions? Call 336.758.4028 for more information.

Keyword Crossings

October 4, 2018 5:00 pm - October 4, 2018 6:30 pm

Keyword Crossings

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00pm
301 Reynolda Hall

Faculty from across the Humanities and STEM dare to discuss a keyword common among their disciplines. Each faculty member will have five minutes to explain how that keyword circulates in their particular discipline, including current controversies and innovations. The dare: speakers have to be correct within their discipline, but still intelligible to the rest of the group. This month’s keyword is TRANSLATION.
Faculty Participants to be announced soon!
Contact Dean Franco, Humanities Institute Director,
with questions: francodj@nullwfu.edu.

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

October 5, 2018 12:15 pm - October 5, 2018 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:
humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/programming/narrative-medicine/nmll
Questions? Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director, at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
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.

Movements and Migrations:  A Conference on The Engaged Humanities

October 18, 2018 1:00 pm - October 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Movements and Migrations:  A Conference on The Engaged Humanities

On October 18-19, Wake Forest will host “Movements and Migrations:  A Conference on The Engaged Humanities,” sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The conference will explore the implications and applications of the academic humanities in public contexts, with special emphasis on migration and population dislocation, including contemporary crises caused by global climate change. The conference builds on and highlights the recent curricular innovations of several Wake Forest humanities faculty, who have taught Mellon funded engaged humanities courses on refugee resettlement in the Triad, interdisciplinary studies of waterways and landscape, narrative and Law, and an experiential course engaging with American indigenous history.

Beyond showcasing innovative and ongoing instances of publicly engaged humanities, the conference “Movements and Migrations,” we will query the basic terms organizing our fields and practices, including investigating the purpose and aim of the academic humanities, the politics and ethics of choosing our “public,” and the real challenges for academia and the public alike for being mutually engaged.  In addition, we will explore how various public cultures have, in their own way, “engaged” ideas and methods heretofore typically associated with academic humanities.

The conference will feature an opening keynote presentation from Rutgers University Professor of Anthropology and Latino and Caribbean Studies, Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, recently named Carnegie Fellow for work on her second book, Shattered Futures, on the politics of recovery in Puerto Rico; and a closing keynote by Michigan State University Professor of Philosophy and Timnick Chair in the Humanities, Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte, a leading authority on climate policy and its effects on native peoples.  In addition, Michael Pasquire, Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies at Louisiana State University will screen and lead a discussion on his documentary film “Water like Stone,” about coastal Louisiana communities responding to the erosion of territory and the destruction of a way of life due to climate change.  The conference will include presentations on Engaged Humanities Teaching and Research by several Wake Forest faculty and their students, including faculty teams whose innovative teaching was made possible by grants from the Mellon Foundation.  In addition, faculty from Winston Salem State University and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro will discuss their research on public identities in political space.

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

November 2, 2018 12:15 pm - November 2, 2018 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:
humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/programming/narrative-medicine/nmll
Questions? Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director, at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
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.

Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn

December 7, 2018 12:15 pm - December 7, 2018 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:
humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/programming/narrative-medicine/nmll
Questions? Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director, at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE
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.