Bioethics: Reckoning with Structures

by Marian Robbins • May 13, 2021

Featuring Dr. Robbie Shilliam and Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins University. To register, visit Zoom Webinar. Part of the “Epidemic//Endemic” year-long speaker series sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. Moderated by Dr. Alexandre White, Associate Director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. About the Epidemic//Endemic Speaker Series: […]

VERDANT MEDICINE: Hildegard’s Resonant Apothecary

by Loren Ludwig • April 15, 2021

VERDANT MEDICINE: HIlDEGARD\’S RESONANT APOTHECARY, a livestream concert by medieval ensemble Alkemie and a roundtable conversation on the medicinal use of plants by composer, abbess, and apothecary Hildegard of Bingen.Register by Apr. 22 to receive mailed \”intersensory program cards\”!


Photo contest Picturing Pandemic Baltimore

by pendari • March 10, 2021

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS through Nov. 21, 2020! (1) $650 grand prize, (2) $250 runners-up prizes. For details visit


Theater of War presents Antigone in Ferguson

by pendari • March 10, 2021

Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Antigone in Ferguson fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of Sophocles’ Antigone with live choral music performed by a choir of educators, activists, police officers, […]


Theater of War for Frontline Medical Providers

by pendari • March 10, 2021

The Johns Hopkins University Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health is excited to partner with the Berman Institute of Bioethics and Theater of War Productions to present Theater of War for Frontline Medical Providers via ZOOM on Sunday, May 24th at 7pm. This innovative project links dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from ancient Greek plays in conversation with front-line nurses, doctors, medical […]

Health, Medicine, & Civil Unrest

by pendari • January 31, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register here. NEW: Preliminary schedule of events: pdf. NEW: Conference Visitor Packet: pdf Please direct any questions or inquiries to In lieu of a registration fee, please donate to the East Baltimore Historical Library. Visit and click donate. Click “add special instructions to the seller” and type “East Baltimore […]

One Health Care Community One Book

by Jon Ortiz • January 19, 2021

A year-long celebration of reading One Health Care Community One Book proposes to engage members of Johns Hopkins Medicine in a year-long celebration of reading and discussing one story. “Fidelity,” our inaugural year 2019-2020 “Fidelity,” by Wendell Berry, award-winning author of the National Humanities Medal,  is a beautifully written story about the struggle of a […]

Medicine and Emotion: Empathy and Beyond

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

THIS EVENT IS PODSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON. West Reading Room, Welch Medical Library, 1900 East Monument Street Free event, open to all Sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine The last decade saw the blending of emotion theories and scientific inquiry. Once considered to belong […]

Precision and Uncertainty in a World of Data: Reading Group

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Welch Library Building, Room 303 More details to come.

Race and Health in the Classroom with Alexandre White & Iro Filippaki

by Jon Ortiz • January 12, 2021

Welch Library Building, Room 303 POSTPONEMENT OF 11/30 SESSION: RACE AND HEALTH IN THE CLASSROOM. The session is rescheduled for January 2019, with the purpose of fostering conversation amongst interdisciplinary tutors of race, health, and gender. More information on session content will be uploaded here. Any suggestions or comments, please email