Age, Ability and Healthcare
A Summer Seminar sponsored by Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine
Thursday & Friday, July 17th and 18th
Hiram College (Hiram, OH)
Featuring sessions led by:
- Anne Basting – Professor of Theatre, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts and Founder, President of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling
- Thomas Cole – Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
- Rebecca Garden – Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
- Laurie Clements Lambeth – Award-Winning Poet and Faculty in Medicine and Society at the University of Houston's Honors College
With small group discussions facilitated by:
- Sarah Berry – Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Gretchen Case – Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Andrea Charise – Post-Doctoral Fellow in Residence, University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
- Aimi Hamraie – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health, & Society
- Erin Lamb – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Humanities, Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine
- Leni Marshall – Faculty, Department of English and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Stout
This two-day seminar, with built-in opportunities for intimate discussion, will engage healthcare practitioners and medical humanities scholars in addressing ageism and ableism in the clinic and in the classroom. Participants may register for separate sessions or to attend the full two days of presentations. Continuing education credit for healthcare professionals will be available for selected workshops.
To register for the conference and on-campus accommodations, please click here.
View a schedule of events.
THURSDAY NIGHT SCREENING OF THE PENELOPE PROJECT WITH ANNE BASTING
This documentary features a long term care facility, a group of students and a theater company who dared to raise the bar on bingo. Can they work together to stage a play based on Homer’s Odyssey? Can they inspire us all to rewrite the odyssey of aging in our own lives?