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Medical Humanities, etc. Announcements

 

Everett Mendelsohn, Professor, Department of the History of Science,
Harvard University; Wednesday, November 12, 12-1:30p; Life Science 202;
"The History of Science and Its Discontents" (HPS)

Harriet Stone, PhD,Professor, Dept of Romance Languages and Literatures
(French), Wednesday, November 12, 5pm; Busch 113 - Cohen Lounge (Hilltop);
"Bodies of Knowledge/Knowledge of Bodies: Classifying Illness in Ambroise Paré
and Antoine Furetière" (MHSS)

Everett Mendelsohn, Professor, Department of the History of Science,
Harvard University; Thursday, November 13, 4pm - Rebstock 215;
"Dolly and the Historians: Science, Politics and Ethics of Cloning"
(Tom Hall Lecture)

Barton Hamilton, Washington University, Thursday, November 20, 12p-1p,
Eliot Hall 300, "Moving Infertility Treatment from the Bedroom to the Operating Room:
Does Competition Outperform Insurance Coverage."

Sam Greenblatt, Professor, Dept of Neurosciences, Brown University; Wednesday,
December 3 , 12-1:30p; Life Science 202; "Harvey Cushing and the History of
Neurosurgery in the United States" (HPS)

Rebecca Messbarger, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Romance Languages and
Literatures (Italian), Wednesday, December 10, 5pm; Busch 113 - Cohen Lounge (Hilltop);
"The Female Gaze: Anatomist Anna Morandi Manzolini's Study of the Male Reproductive
System and Genitalia" (MHSS)

Ira Kodner, Solon & Bettie Gershman Professor, Dept of Surgery, Friday, December 12,
4:30pm, Cohen Lounge, Busch Hall 113, (Hilltop), "On ethics and humanities in surgical
training (MHSS)

 

 

Medical Humanities, etc. at Washington University

 

For information about Medical Humanities initiatives at Washington University, or to join the
History and Philosophy of Science (HPS+) list, please contact Prof. Conevery Valencius.

To arrange a Special Major in Medical Humanities, please negotiate this with the approppriate
faculty and the Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.

For official information about the Religious Studies Program, please contact Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa, akaramus@artsci.wustl.edu.

 

Medical Humanities, etc. Faculty
at Washington University
(Non-Exhaustive List)

(Note: To contact faculty and students in the St Louis area who have expressed interest in
Medical Humanities, please join the
History and Philosophy of Science List (HPS+); to join,
please contact Prof.
Conevery Valencius)

(This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome. This is an unofficial list of local
faculty with major or minor research or teaching interests in Medical Humanities, and is neither
a description of, nor a proposal for, a formal Medical Humanities program. The order is random.)

 

Professor Conevery Valencius, Department of History (History of Medicine, American Environment,
Medicine and Peoples)

Professor Walt Schalick, Department of History (History of Medicine, Medieval Europe,
History of Disabilities, Pediatric and Family Medicine)

Professor Kenneth Ludmerer, School of Medicine (History of Medicine)

Professor Satadru Sen, Department of History (History of Mental Illness and Deviance)

Professor G. Edward Montgomery, Department of Anthropology (Medical Anthropology,
Food and Nutrition, Ayurveda, Anthropology of America, Postethnicity, Culture and Alternative
Medicine, Food and Culture, Life Cycles and Life's Stages)

Professor Pascal Boyer, Department of Anthropology (Anthropology of Religion)

Professor Shanti Parikh, Department of Anthropology (Medical Anthropology, Sexuality and
HIV/AIDS, Social Change, Globalization, Gender, Popular Culture, East Africa)

Professor Rebecca Lester, Department of Anthropology (Medical Anthropology, Gender,
Embodiment, Ritual and Religion)

Professor Bradley P. Stoner, Department of Anthropology (Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural
and Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, Anthropology of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted
Diseases; Peru, Urban North America)

Professor Geoff Childs, Department of Anthropology (Anthropological Demography, Fertility,
Ageing, Family Systems, Tibet, Nepal)

Professor Mark Rollins, Department of Philosophy (History and Philosophy of Science,
Philosophy of Mind)

Professor Joel Anderson, Department of Philosophy (Ethics)

Professor Robert B. Barrett, Department of Philosophy (Renaissance Science)

Professor Eric Brown, Department of Philosophy (Ethics, History of Post-Ancient Philosophy)

Professor Carl F. Craver, Department of Philosophy IPhilosophy of Science, Neuroscience,
Philosophy of Mind. Interfaces of the Philosophy of Science, Neuroscience, and the Philosophy
of Mind)

Professor J. Claude Evans, Department of Philosophy (History of Modern Philosophy, Political
Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy and Literature; Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Hunting
and Fishing; Existentialism, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche; 20th Century Continental Philosophy,
Husserl, Derrida; Kant, History of Modern Philosophy; Wilfrid Sellars)

Professor Marilyn A. Friedman, Department of Philosophy (Ethics, Social Philosophy,
Feminist Theory)

Professor Roger F. Gibson, Department of Philosophy (Philosophy of Language, Philosophy
of Science)

Professor Pauline Kleingeld, Department of Philosophy (Ethics and Feminist Theory)

Professor Larry May, Department of Philosophy (Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Social and
Political Philosophy)

Professor Philip Robbins, Department of Philosophy (Philosophy of Psychology,
Philosophy of Language)

Professor Sthaneshwar Timalsina, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
and Literatures
(Tantra, Ayurveda, Alchemy)

Professor Alison Wylie, Department of Philosophy (Philosophy of the Social and
Historical Sciences, Feminist Theories of Science)

Professor Peter Bradley, Department of Philosophy (Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Color
and Color Perception)

Professor Charles Starkey, Department of Philosophy (Ethics, Philosophy of Mind [Emotion],
Moral Psychology, Euthanasia, Dr. Kevorkian)

Professor Whit Schonbein, Department of Philosophy (Artificial Life, Sociocultural Psychology,
the
Relation of Language to the World and to Cognition, Philosophy of Science,
Postmodernism and Modernism)

Professor Linda Nicholson, (Women and Gender Studies)

Professor Beata Grant, Program in Religious Studies (Religion and Gender, Religion and
Reproduction, Buddhist Ethics,
East Asia)

Professor Ahmet Karamustafa, Program in Religious Studies (Soul and Person in World Religions)

Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, Program in Religious Studies (Religious Studies, Islam)

Professor Jerome Bauer, Program in Religious Studies (Food and Religion, Religious
Dimensions of Reproduction,
Ayurveda, Yoga Traditions, Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
Integrative Medicine,
Religious Therapeutics, South Asia)

Local universities:

Professor James Buickerhood, University of Missouri-St Louis (History of Medicine)

Professor Ronald Munson, University of Missouri-St Louis (Philosophy of Medicine)

Professor Gregory P. Fields, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Religious Therapeutics;
Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra; Jungian Psychology, Indiia, Tibet)

 

 

Jerome Bauer's Medical Humanities Courses

 

ReSt 223 [UC] "Hindu Medicine and Indian Food"
=Anthro 2231

ReSt 3392 [339F] "Topics in South Asian Religion: Yoga Traditions"
=International Studies 339F
[history of Indian medicine and alchemy]

ReSt 3391 "Karma and Rebirth"
[comparative medical ethics; abortion, euthanasia, suicide, organ donation, cloning]

ReSt 3393 "Miracles, Marvels, and Magic" [
faith healing and religious therapeutics]

ReSt 250F "Hinduism: An Introduction"
[one unit on Ayurveda; students may write on Indian medicine]

 

Washington University Medical Humanities
Courses and Programs (Non-Exhaustive List)

(This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome! Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

Programs:

Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology Program (PNP)
[An interdisciplinary second major; please contact Professor
Mark Rollins for details]

History and Philosophy of Science
[An interdisciplinary undergraduate minor program; please contact Professor
Mark Rollins
for details]

Women and Gender Studies Program
[For information please contact Professor
Linda Nicholson]

Linguistic Studies Program

Special Major in Medical Humanities, please negotiate this with the approppriate
faculty and the Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Courses offered in Autumn 2003:

Anthro 141 Freshman Seminar: Medicine and Society (Professor Bradley P. Stoner)

Anthro 260 [UC] Topics in Health and Community (Professor Bradley P. Stoner)

Anthro 3134 The AIDS Epidemic: Inequalities, Ethnography, and Ethics (Professor Shanti Parikh)

Anthro 333 [UC] Culture and Health (Professor Edward Montgomery)

Anthro 3882 Psychological Anthropology (Professor Rebecca Lester )

Anthro 4091 Sexuality, Gender, and Change in Africa (Professor Shanti Parikh)

Anthro 4112 Body and Flesh: Theorizing Embodiment (Professor Rebecca Lester )

Anthro 4881 Medicine and Anthropology (Professor Bradley P. Stoner )

ReSt 223 [UC] Hindu Medicine and Indian Food (Professor Jerome Bauer)

ReSt 250F Hinduism: An Introduction (Professor Jerome Bauer)
[Includes material on Ayurveda, Indian classical medicine]

ReSt 303 Taoist Tradition (Professor Chao)
[Includes material on Chinese alchemy]

Phil 233F Biomedical Ethics (Professor Willburn)

Phil 233 [UC] Biomedical Ethics (Professor Eric Rovie)

Phil 315 Philosophy of Mind (Professor Piccinini)

Phil 419 Philosophy of Psychology (Professor Bermudez)

History 3522 In Syknesse and in Healthe: History of Medicine in the Middle Ages
(Professor
Walt Schalick)

History 4033 Race, Sex and Sexuality: Concepts of Identity (Professor Linda Nicholson)

History 4973 Advanced Seminar: Criminals, Lunatics, Rebels and Colonialism
(Professor
Satadru Sen)

 

Courses Offered in the Past (Non-Exhaustive List):

Anthropology

Anthro 3201 Gender, Culture, and Madness (Professor Rebecca Lester)

Anthro 142 Freshman Seminar: Medicine and Society (Professor Rebecca Lester)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

Anthro 3201 Gender, Culture, and Madness (Professor Rebecca Lester)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

Anthro 3321 Culture, Food, and Nutrition (Professor Edward Montgomery)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

Anthro 369 Life Cycles and Life Styles(Professor Edward Montgomery)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

Anthro 4362 Local Genders / Global Transformations (Professor Shanti Parikh)

Anthro 4091 Sexuality, Gender, and Change in Africa (Professor Shanti Parikh)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

Anthro 4883 The Political Economy of Health (Professor Bradley P. Stoner)
[Last taught
Spring 2003]

 

History

History 3063 This Land Is Your Land: A Survey of US Environmental History
(Professor
Conevery Valencius)
=
AMCS 306, =EnSt 306
[Last offered Fall 2002]

History 3065 Sciences of Nature (Professor Conevery Valencius)
=
AMCS 3065, =EnSt 307
[Last offered Fall 2002]

 

Philosophy

Phil 233F Biomedical Ethics (Professors Hawkins and May)

 

Religious Studies

ReSt 417 Soul, Self and Person in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam:
A Comparative Examination
(Professor
Ahmet Karamustafa)

 

American Culture Studies

AMCS 306 This Land Is Your Land: A Survey of US Environmental History
(Professor
Conevery Valencius)
=
History 3063, =EnSt 306
[Last offered Fall 2002]

AMCS 3065 Sciences of Nature (Professor Conevery Valencius)
=
History 3065, =EnSt 307
[Last offered Fall 2002]

 

Environmentall Studies

EnSt 306 This Land Is Your Land: A Survey of US Environmental History
(Professor
Conevery Valencius)
=
AMCS 306, =History 3063
[Last offered Fall 2002]

EnSt 307 Sciences of Nature (Professor Conevery Valencius)
=
AMCS 3065, =History 3065
[Last offered Fall 2002]

 

 

Medical Humanities Courses and Faculty
at Local Universities

(This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome. Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

University of Missouri-St Louis

Philosophy Department

MA Program in Philosophy (including Philosophy of Religion, Ethics)

Professor James Buickerhood (History of Medicine)

Professor Ronald Munson (Philosophy of Medicine)

 

University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Professor Gregory P. Fields (Religious Therapeutics; Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra;
Jungian Psychology, India, Tibet)

 

Selected Medical Humanities Bibliography

 (This page is under construction; suggestions are welcome. Please contact Jerome Bauer)

 

The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India
White, David Gordon. 1996. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
BL1241.56 .W47 1996 Olin Level B Stacks

The Jungle and the Aroma of Meats: An Ecological Theme in Hindu Medicine
Zimmermann, Francis. 1999. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass
R606 .Z513 1999 Olin Level A Stacks

Cooking, Cuisine, and Class: A Study in Comparative Sociology
Goody, Jack. 1982. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
GT2855 G66 1982 Olin Level A Stacks

Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra
Fields, Gregory P. 2001. Albany: SUNY Press
R606 .F53 2001 Olin Level A Stacks

Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots
Davis-Floyd, Robbie, et. al., eds. 1998. New York: Routledge
RG133.5 .C9 1998 Olin Level A Stacks

Healing Traditions: Alternative Medicine and the Health Professions
O'Connor, Bonnie Blair. 1995. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press
MOBIUS Holdings

History of Sexuality
Foucault, Michel. 1978.
HQ12 F6813 1978 Olin Level A Stacks

 

Medical Humanities Links

(Neither I nor anyone else at Washington University necessarily endorse these websites).

 

Division of Medical Humanities, Health Law, and Ethics, University of Connecticut

American Ayurvedic Association

Prerak: Ayulink Newsletter

Ayurveda Products

Dr. Mukesh B. Paneri's Ayurveda Website

National Institute of Health (NIH)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

AMSA Resources: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

American Medical Student Association, Washington University Chapter

HuMed (AMSA's Humanistic Medicine Action Committee)

Humanistic Elective in Alternative Medicine, Activism and Reflective Transformation (HEART)

Society of Ethnobiology (including Ethnobotany)

UCLA Folk Medicine Archive

History of Science Society

Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA)

Society for Humanistic Anthropology (SHA)

Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR)

AAA Bioethics Interest Group (BIG)

American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM)

Zygon Center for Religion and Science

Zygon (Journal of Religion and Science)
BL240.2 Z9 Olin Level B Stacks

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Bioethics

Penn Bioethics Society

Penn-In-India
[Note: This is a summer program, open to non-Penn students,and is recommended very highly
by WashU students who have enrolled! The syllabus includes Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition.]

Yoga Courses at Washington University

Ayurveda Courses at Washington University

Tantra Courses at Washington University

 

 

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