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Loss and Found Sat. May 5th, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Dr. Mary Weems, winner of the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award for Literature, presents this one-woman performance and workshop

Film Screening and Discussion – They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief Fri. April 13th, 2018
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

This documentary details the unprecedented humanitarian efforts of thousands of Americans who saved a generation of orphans and refugees during

By Any Other Name: How Medical Humanities (Narrative Medicine, Medical Humanism, etc.) and Bioethics Are Reshaping Medical School Curricula in Cleveland and Beyond: A Panel Discussion Thu. April 12th, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

The Cleveland Medical Library Association’s 2018 Annual Lecture explores how Medical Humanities (under a variety of names) and Bioethics are

Cooking Vegetarian Mon. April 9th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

As a practical complement to Marion Nestle’s keynote address on food politics and the humanities, in this three-part workshop you

Ask the Sexpert (USA, 2017, 75 min) Sun. April 8th, 2018
9:30 am-10:45 am

The Cleveland Humanities Festival has partnered with the Cleveland International Film Festival Screening to sponsor this informative, loveable documentary about

A Tour Through Disease Sat. April 7th, 2018
12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Brandy Schillace, PhD, Public Engagement Fellow from the Dittrick Medical History Center, will address some of the infamous diseases of

A Tour Through Disease Sat. April 7th, 2018
2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Brandy Schillace, PhD, Public Engagement Fellow from the Dittrick Medical History Center, will address some of the infamous diseases of

Ask the Sexpert (USA, 2017, 75 min) Fri. April 6th, 2018
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

The Cleveland Humanities Festival has partnered with the Cleveland International Film Festival Screening to sponsor this informative, loveable documentary about

Cooking Vegetarian Thu. April 5th, 2018
7:15 pm-8:45 pm

As a practical complement to Marion Nestle’s keynote address on food politics and the humanities, in this three-part workshop you

Ask the Sexpert (USA, 2017, 75 min) Thu. April 5th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

The Cleveland Humanities Festival has partnered with the Cleveland International Film Festival Screening to sponsor this informative, loveable documentary about

A Journey Through Chronic Illness Wed. April 4th, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meghan O’Rourke’s essays, criticism, and poems have appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New

Fashioning Maternity: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Fashion in the Nineteenth Century Tue. April 3rd, 2018
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join Patty Edmonson, Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costume and Textiles, to explore the impact of pregnancy and breastfeeding on

Honoring the Story of Care Mon. April 2nd, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In his talk, Craig Irvine, Ph.D., Director of the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine and founder and Academic Director of

CONVERSATIONS! at Dittrick Museum – The Babes were Silent: Infant Mortality and Public Health Thu. March 29th, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Brandy Schillace, PhD, Senior research associate at the Dittrick Museum, will give a short TED-style talk on the rapid industrialization

The Arts of Dying Wed. March 28th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

In this talk, Maggie Vinter, Assistant Professor in the English Department of Case Western Reserve University, discusses the “arts of

Infant Mortality and Lead Poisoning Wed. March 28th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

This program will be a panel discussion that begins with the issue of lead poisoning and infant mortality in Cleveland

A Good Place to Get Sick: Images of Urban Cleveland at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Wed. March 28th, 2018
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Between 1890 and 1910, Cleveland’s population grew from 261,353 to 560,353, a 115 percent increase. While some growth came from

Quacks, Charlatans, and Geniuses: Medicine in Ancient Greece Tue. March 27th, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

The Greeks laid the foundation for Western medicine, but much of what we know about their medical practices seems rather

“Resilience” Film Screening and Community Conversation Tue. March 27th, 2018
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

The child may not remember, but their body does. Adverse experiences such as violence, neglect, abuse, or the loss of

Death and Dying in Early America to 1776 Tue. March 27th, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tisquantum embodies nearly all aspects of life and death in the British North American mainland colonies before 1776. As an

Therapeutic Process Using Narrative: A Vulnerable Reading of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Mon. March 26th, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Life’s problems are often best approached in companionship with a story that offers guidance, and what guidance that is can

“Stratigraphic dating and other horrors” Mon. March 26th, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

What happens after putrefaction?—our bones take their place in a great geological layering process whose strata can be analyzed and

Symposium – Beyond Empathy: Critical Perspectives on Medicine, Society and Culture Sat. March 24th, 2018
8:30 am-4:15 pm

This day-long symposium will feature presentations on the vibrant field of medical humanities, addressing a variety of unsettled questions, such

The Hospital – USA, 1971, Arthur Hiller Sat. March 24th, 2018
6:45 pm-8:30 pm

Film Classic in 35mm! Right before he wrote Network, Paddy Chayefsky penned this savagely funny black comedy about modern health

Food Politics in 2018: A Humanities Perspective Fri. March 23rd, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

In this lecture Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University,

Therapeutic Theatre: An Introduction to The Rainbow of Desire Fri. March 23rd, 2018
12:30 pm-2:30 pm

In the mid-20th century, Brazilian activist, politician, and theatre artist Augusto Boal created The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) as

Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage: The Politics of Contraception and Sex Education Thu. March 22nd, 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

In her talk, Iris Harvey, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Board Member of Planned Parenthood

No Más Bebés: Film & Conversation with Producer/Researcher Virginia Espino Wed. March 21st, 2018
6:00 pm-8:30 pm

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. So begins the incredibly moving tales of the women chronicled

The Ethics of Hospitality and the Question of the Refugee Wed. March 21st, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

This event explores how the idea of health extends to the well-being (or lack thereof) of the environment, and extends

Cleveland Clinic Art Tour Tue. March 20th, 2018
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Created in 2006, the Cleveland Clinic Art Program has been actively collecting and installing contemporary fine art throughout the growing

I Will Sing for You: Humanities Fest Staged Reading Sun. March 18th, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join Lit Cleveland for a free staged reading!  Professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers and residents on

I Will Sing for You: Humanities Fest Staged Reading Sat. March 17th, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join Lit Cleveland for a free staged reading!  Professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers and residents on

Healing our Health Care System: Novel Ideas for Reclaiming Care Fri. March 16th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

In her lecture, clinical nurse and bestselling author Theresa Brown proposed that to heal our health care system we must

A Reading by David Giffels Thu. March 15th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

David Giffels, the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose, will be reading from his new book, Furnishing Eternity,

Cooking Vegetarian Thu. March 15th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

As a practical complement to Marion Nestle’s keynote address on food politics and the humanities, in this three-part workshop you

Discerning the University: Affective Entanglements in Ideology and Pathology Thu. March 1st, 2018
2:00 pm-6:30 pm

Studies show that men and women who haven’t attend college live shorter and less healthy lives. With that in mind,


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