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Care for the Polis: Cities, Health, and the Humanities – Virtual Format

May 28, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

Free

Care for the Polis is an online conference that exists in a multi-temporal and virtual space. The conference is designed to reimagine how medical humanities and public humanities shape, and are shaped by, the city and its diverse publics. In a series of weekly Z-Panels, our invited speakers will discuss the effects of health on the conception of cities and publics—including, in the context of pandemic, the foreclosure of public space and what it means to become an online yet domestic-bound public. Together, we will address emerging concerns such as economic impact and recovery, domesticity and democracy, public care and public reconstruction.

Z-Panel Schedule:

Germ City Exhibition: A Conversation on Cities, Health, and Public Humanities 

Friday, May 1st Z-Panel | 3:00PM

Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, Arden Hegele, María González Pendás

Emergency by Design 

Thursday, May 7th Z-Panel | 3:00PM

Rishi Goyal, Graham Mooney

Designs of Urban and Medical Exclusion 

Thursday, May 14th Z-Panel | 3:00PM

Alexandre White, Leslie Topp

Collectives of Care 

Thursday, May 21st Z-Panel | 3:00PM

Meredith TenHoor, Camille Robcis

Urban Infrastructures of Violence 

Thursday, May 28th Z-Panel | 3:00PM

Amy Chazkel, Jonathan Metzl
Participants:

Graham Mooney, Associate Professor in the History of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University)
Leslie Topp, Professor of Architectural History (Birkbeck University)
Patrick Blanchfield, Associate Faculty Member (Brooklyn Institute for Social Research)
Amy Chazkel, Bernard Hirschhorn Associate Professor of Urban Studies (Columbia University)
Meredith TenHoor, Associate Professor of Undergraduate Architecture (Pratt Institute)
Camille Robcis, Associate Professor of History and French (Columbia University)
Chisomo Kalinga, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellow (University of Edinburgh)
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Columbia Mailman School of Public Health)
Alexandre White, Assistant Professor of Sociology and History of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University)
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry (Vanderbilt University)
Rebecca Jacobs, Trust Mental Health Curatorial Research Fellow (Wellcome)
Rishi Goyal, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Medicine, Literature and Society (Columbia University)
Rachel Adams, Professor of English and Comparative Literature (Columbia University)
Kathryn Tabb, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Bard College)
Joy Knoblauch, Assistant Professor of Architecture (University of Michigan)

Sponsors:

Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities (Columbia University)
Center for Science and Society (Columbia University)
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society – Medicine, Literature and Society (Columbia University)
Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture (Columbia University)

Organized by Arden Hegele, Medical Humanities Fellow and Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature (Columbia University) and María González Pendás, Public Humanities Fellow and Lecturer in Art History and Archaeology (Columbia University)

Format

Online
NY United States