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Krishnan leads Medical Humanities Initiative

December 3rd, 2020

Lakshmi Krishnan—a historian of medicine, medical humanities scholar, and physician—is the founding Faculty Director of the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative, a cross-university collaboration between Georgetown College, Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Humanities In Action Series

December 1st, 2020

Launched in the Fall 2020 semester, “Humanities in Action” is conceived as a series of connected events highlighting the many ways in which Georgetown scholars and students innovate in the humanities and have an impact on campus and in the public sphere.

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Making Communities: Public Science in the Time of COVID-19

November 5th, 2020

Georgetown Humanities, in collaboration with the Medical Humanities Initiative and the Maker Hub at Lauinger Library, co-organized “Making Communities: Public Science in the Time of COVID-19,” a conversation between Margaret Talbot, journalist and writer for The New Yorker, and Don Undeen, Manager of the Maker Hub In Lauinger Library, moderated by Lakshmi Krishnan (Director of the Medical Humanities Initiative at Georgetown), and also featuring undergrad Maker Hub staffer and EMT Luce Zhu (F’21).

How We Vote and What It Means

October 9th, 2020

With the presidential election on the horizon, in the year in which we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment securing the right to vote for women, and sadly also bade farewell to John Lewis, who risked his life to enfranchise African American voters, this very timely discussion explored the complex mechanisms that enable the exercise of this fundamental democratic right.

Humanities Lunch Break Launches

June 10th, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, the Master’s Program in the Engaged & Public Humanities (MAEPH) hosted the first Humanities Lunch Break in their summer se…

Highlights from the Global Irish Studies Initiative

June 8th, 2020

A highlight of the 2019-20 academic year was the “Bridging the Atlantic” symposium, which provided an opportunity to reflect on the implications of Brexit for EU-US relations and, in particular, on the challenges and opportunities it presents for Ireland.