SCOPE: The Health Humanities Learning Lab’s Resource page is a curated list of organizations, publications, tools, and other awesome Health Humanities-related stuff. This page is for students, educators, and researchers of all kinds: anyone interested in expanding the scope of their thinking about arts, humanities, and health in Canada and beyond! These resources have a generally Canadian slant, but if you’ve got a link (from anywhere in the world) or would like to see your organization listed here, contact us.
How to Launch a Health Humanities Program [PDF]. This document describes the learning objectives, curricular overview, and institutional rationale that launched UTSC’s pioneering Health Humanities Minor program in 2017 (as approved by UTSC Academic Affairs, February 28). Although every institution will have site-specific requirements, postsecondary educators and administrators will find this useful for building a persuasive case when initiating new Health Humanities courses and curricular initiatives.
Postgraduate and Career Pathways in Health Humanities [PDF]. If you’re an undergraduate looking for further training, or if you are interested in graduate degrees and diplomas in relevant fields, read this. This document primarily focuses on Health Humanities postgraduate education and training programs in Canada, with selected links to US and UK programs.
Starting a Health Humanities Academic Journal Club [PDF]. A brief overview of what a student-run academic journal club is, its objectives and expectations, and benefits to members. Co-written by Natasha Leghari and Noor Leghari, inaugural undergraduate co-chairs of UTSC’s Health Humanities Academic Journal Club (2016).
A selected list of peer-reviewed publications by SCOPE members and the broader Health Humanities research community.
- Charise, A. Site, Sector, Scope: Mapping the Epistemological Landscape of Health Humanities, Journal of Medical Humanities (2017). A critical appraisal of the current state of baccalaureate Health Humanities, with a special focus on the contextual differences currently influencing the implementation of this field in Canada and, to a lesser extent, the United States and United Kingdom.
- Berry, Lamb, Jones. A comprehensive list of Health Humanities Baccalaureate Programs in the United States.
- Berry, Jones, Lamb. Health Humanities: The Future of Pre-Health Education is Here, Journal of Medical Humanities (2017). Editors’ introduction to special issue of JMH on undergraduate/baccalaureate Health Humanities.
In addition to our Partners, check out these Canada-based and international Health Humanities resources.
Selected Health Humanities-related journals:
- British Medical Journal’s Medical Humanities
- Journal of Medical Humanities
- Literature and Medicine
- Disability Studies Quarterly
- American Journal of Bioethics
- Academic Medicine
- Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice
- Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- Ars Medica
- Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine
- Rhetoric of Health & Medicine (RHM)
- Medical and Health Humanities: A Department Without Walls
- Vital: A Health Humanities Magazine
- Arts Health Network of Canada (another great Resources page, which includes this interactive map of arts & health initiatives across Canada)
- Canadian Bioethics Society
- The International Health Humanities Network
- American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
- HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, pronounced “haystack”)
- Medical and Health Humanities Africa
- Health Humanities Consortium
- Arts Health Early Career Research Network (a fantastic collection of regularly updated podcasts, books, and networking opportunities for early career researchers)