Monday, February 18, 2008

Emerging Perspectives on Humanities Research and Medicine:

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce another roundtable in its series devoted to the intersection of humanities and non-humanities fields of inquiry. “Emerging Perspectives on Humanities Research and Medicine” will be held Tuesday, 19 February from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Glasscock Center Library, Room 311, Glasscock Building.

Paul A. Parrish (English) will moderate a discussion among Leah DeVun (History), Hoi-eun Kim (History), Barbara Sharf (Communication), and Joan Wolf (Women’s Studies).

The discussion begins by acknowledging that the function of knowledge in the humanities, where research is often exchanged without a definitive end in mind, differs from that of medical research, whose goals are applied and practical. From here, the participants will explore the relationship between medicine and humanities in their recent work. They will address the challenge of examining medicine through the interpretive frameworks of humanities disciplines, discuss the possible applications their insights may have in medical research and practice, and share visions of collaboration across humanities and medical fields.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, see our website , visit our blog at, or contact the Glasscock Center at or at 979-845-8328.