Lectures and Events
These lectures address diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building, during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. Due to public interest, we've made these lectures open to all, inside and outside the Northwestern community. Please feel free to bring a lunch.
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colloquium: (ka lo' kwe um) 1. An informal meeting for the exchange of views. 2. An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different person at each meeting. [Latin, conversation, from colloqui, to talk together...]
Named in honor of Professor Emeritus James F. Bresnahan
None currently scheduled.
Bend It Like Beckham: The Ethics of Genetically Testing Your Children for Athletic Potential
with Silvia Camporesi, PhD
Centre for the Humanities & Health,
King’s College London
December 13, 2012
Cancer Previvors: Who Are They and Why Are They Limited to the BRCA Community?
with Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Ph.D.
Alden March Bioethics Institute & Department of OBGYN
Albany Medical College
September 26, 2012
Science in Service of the State: Constructing Allowable Harms in World War II Medical Research
with Sydney Halpern, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Medical Humanties
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 7, 2012
Four Hundred Years of Anatomical Flap Pages, 1543-1943
with Ron Sims, Special Collections Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
November 29, 2011
Rhetorics of Vaccination Refusal
with Bernice Hausman, Professor, Depts of English and Interprofessionalism, Virginia Tech
November 18, 2011
Disease, Dirt, Drugs and Dreams: Art and Medicine in Exhibitions at Wellcome Collection, London
with James Peto, Senior Curator of Public Programmes, Wellcome Trust, London
June 27, 2011
Football and Brains: The Painful Collision of Sports and Medicine on the Gridiron
with Jason Stallman, New York Times Editor
December 15, 2009
None currently scheduled.
Past Special Events
Sunday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Realities and Representation: A Roundtable Discussion of Good Kings, Bad Kings
(Part of the Bodies of Work 2013 Festival)
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
A staged reading of
Pound of Flesh
By Katie Watson, Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at Chicago Cultural Center, co-sponsored by Goodman Theatre
Feminist Approaches to Human Sex Research - Panel Discussion
April 16, 2012
June 9–11, 2011Keynote Speakers:
On Northwestern’s Chicago campus
A conference on Friday, September 25, 2009 that asked:
Violence is contagious—can medicine help find a cure?
Featuring panels, neighborhood storytellers and lectures by Oscar M. Ruebhausen Visiting Professor Alex Kotlowitz and Dorothy Roberts, JD
ASBH Spring 2009 Conference
April 23-25, 2009