MEDIA MEDICA: Medicine and the Challenge of New Media


Please join us October 27-28 for an interdisciplinary conference on new media and medicine, bridging the medical campus and the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Medicine never takes places in a vacuum. Patients become ill in the context of work and family, physicians make diagnostic and therapeutic choices based on their professional training and institutional affiliations, researchers pose questions based on funding opportunities and the interests of their peers. Over the past half century, scholarship in medical history, anthropology, sociology, and the broader medical humanities has laid out the importance of these social contexts in finer and finer detail. Yet the spaces between patient, doctor, and scientist are not merely social: they are also mediated by textual and visual forms, which are expressed in a variety of media by paper and increasingly electronic technologies that make possible both intimate and global circulation of medical knowledge and practice.  Join an international group of scholars in humanities and social sciences  as well as physicians and medical educators to explore the changing roles of new media in medicine.

For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit www.mediamedicasite.wordpress.com

This conference will  bridge the medical campus and the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University: beginning on Friday 10/27 in Hurd Hall (the historical amphitheater of the Johns Hopkins Hospital) and the East Reading Room of the Welch Medical Library, and move to Levering Hall and Gilman Hall on the Homewood Campus on Saturday 10/28.