The COVID-19 epidemic has starkly illuminated a series of structural forces in health and society that produce endemic disparities. As a result, older questions of inequalities, social relations, and political and economic ideology are now occurring in direct conversation with current issues associated with health and health care systems. The Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at Johns Hopkins seeks to use this moment to bring scholars together for a yearlong discussion on the role of the COVID-19 epidemic in raising questions of wider importance to the social sciences and the humanities, and vice versa.

Next event: Friday, November 13th at 2pm

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Fall 2020

Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics

Ruha Benjamin
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Co-Sponsored by the Berman Institute of Bioethics & Department of Sociology

Epidemic Narratives: Data, Visualization, and the Mediation of Care

Kirsten Ostherr and Kim Gallon
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Co-Sponsored with the Sawyer Seminar on Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data

International Order, Organizations, and Cooperation in the 2020’s

Christy Thorton and Nistan Chorev
Friday, Dec 4, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM