Health Humanities and Arts Research

The Commons works with researchers across disciplines to build collaborations. With partners across departments and with KU Medical Center, The Commons launched the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative in Summer 2020.

The Collaborative is based out of The Commons, directed by Emily Ryan (eryan@ku.edu). The initiative is a collaboration by Tamara Falicov, Associate Dean for Research, Arts and Humanities, College Dean’s office; Katie Rhine, Geography & Atmospheric Science and African & African-American Studies; and Teri Kennedy, Associate Dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy, and Research, KU School of Nursing, KU Medical Center.

Goals:

  • Create connections across professionals and among researchers around affinities within the realm of health and wellness;
  • Connect researchers to funding opportunities around health and wellness; and
  • Offer a platform for collaboration around existing and emerging health-related challenges.

Meetings:

This collaborative meets as a large group once per month, and smaller topic-specific discussions meet more regularly.
If you would like more information or to attend a meeting, please email Emily Ryan, Director of The Commons, at eryan@ku.edu.

Care & Well-being, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, Research Communication
3:00-4:00pm CT Thursday, September 30, 2021 Online

Connect with scholars across humanities-arts-health disciplines around potential project ideas in response to a new CDC funding opportunity. The Research Development team from the KU Office of Research will present on the specific RFP. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to meet colleagues across disciplines and share about their interest in this topic.

Zoom Registration Link.

The Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative is a developing platform to:

  • Create connections across professionals and among researchers around affinities within the realm of health and wellness;
  • Connect researchers to funding opportunities around health and wellness; and
  • Offer a platform for collaboration around existing and emerging health-related challenges.
Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Coffee @ The Commons, Discussion, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative
10:00-11:00am CT Friday, October 1, 2021 Online

Presented in partnership with the Hall Center for the Humanities

What is the role of journalists in reporting stories shared through #MeToo?
What happens in cases when sources do not agree on events?
What extra considerations must journalists make when interviewing vulnerable populations?

Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent at New York Magazine. In 2017-18, Carmon worked with the Washington Post and reporter Amy Brittain to break the news of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Charlie Rose, as well as CBS's knowledge of his conduct. She speaks frequently on women's leadership and rights.

Coffee @ The Commons is a conversation-style event, which offers space for informal dialogue with visiting scholars. Conversation Guide: Patricia Weems Gaston, KU School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Irin Carmon will deliver the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30pm CT on Thursday, September 30 for the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Link to Register in Zoom.

Of interest to:
Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

 

In the News:

Making Connections in a Pandemic: Honors Students Help Launch the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, September 15, 2020, University Honors Program Newsletter
https://honors.ku.edu/making-connections-pandemic-honors-students-help-launch-health-humanities-and-arts-research

 

Previous Meetings:

 

Info Share: Seed Grant Opportunity

 

April 6, 2021

Info Share: Procuring Arts Funding from Agencies & Foundations with Sarah Bishop, Coneflower Consulting

 

March 5, 2021

 

 

October 16, 2020

 

September 17, 2020

 

August 11, 2020

 

July 16, 2020

 

June 12, 2020