Established in 2011, the Medical Narratives Colloquium at University of California, Riverside is a multi-disciplinary group of scholars with interests in the intersections of humanities and medicine. Based in the College of Humanities and Social Science, participants explore issues of pain and transcendence through a range of discourses and applications. In addition to regular theoretical and research-based discussions, the Medical Narratives group orchestrates conversation with visiting scholars from wide-reaching specialties with critical, current insights into health, care, technology, power, and much more. In workshops and debates, we collectively explore the ever-changing face of medicine and the elements of story and narrative that speak to experiences of illness, wellness, treatment, and healing.
This group is made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation through the Center for Ideas and Society at University of California, Riverside.