IDEAS is a new platform for CHCI, reflecting the current state of the Consortium. Sara Guyer explains how CHCI always has been devoted to ideas—new and old, familiar and strange—opening a rare space in which experimentation in institutional forms and forms of knowledge overlaps.

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Medical Humanities, Call for Connections

Doing Medical Humanities without a Medical School

Esther Jones of Clark University has been doing medical humanities at a small college without a medical school and wants to know who else is out there.

Research

Why Fund Humanities Research?

In remarks delivered at the Jackman Humanities Center, Michael Bérubé argues that the long-term structural vulnerability of the humanities is exacerbated by the fact that there is no widely accepted rationale for research in the humanities.

Medical Humanities

Aging and its Tropes

Aging is a natural process of exiting life, a process that starts at a very early age and does not end until the particular form of life expires. In this essay, Neni Panourgiá reflects on her own research as well as collaborative work on this topic at Columbia University.

Environment

Humanities for the Environment: A Manifesto of Research and Action

In this co-authored manifesto, participants in Humanities for the Environment initiative outline their innovative effort to promote dialogue and to bridge disciplinary gaps in the pursuit of effective approaches to environmental challenges.