Translational Humanities for Public Health

Translational Humanities for Public Health

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to participate in a project to identify humanities-based (and humanities-inspired) responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to document, publicize, and help others build upon these creative efforts. We are interested in all kinds of pandemic responses that involve some dimension of the humanities, and we are particularly interested in "translational humanities" approaches.

Many of the folks in the HASTAC community are doing work that can provide valuable insights for others who are engaged in the pandemic response, and we would be grateful if you would be willing to complete a brief (10 minute) survey here:

On the basis of the feedback we receive, we will highlight pandemic responses in a public-facing website that will serve as a guide for those positioned to engage in aiding communities during our current and future pandemics. Your response will help others and will allow us to bring greater attention to your work.

Thank you in advance for your time. For more information, please visit the Medical Futures Lab.

With gratitude, Kirsten Ostherr

(apologies for cross-postings!)


Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH
Gladys Louise Fox Professor and Chair, Dept. of English
Director, Medical Humanities
Director, Medical Futures Lab
Rice University - MS 30
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005


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