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International Conference on Arts and Humanities

Health in the Arts and Humanities: A virtual conference
September 21, 2021

For the fifth year, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) will officially co-host International Conference on Arts and Humanities. The conference’s theme this year is “HEALTH IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES”, and it will be held remotely on 21st – 22nd September 2021.

Chaired by Dr. Eldad Tsabary, ICOAH 2021 features keynote speaker Dr. Shoshanna Bryn Jones Square, and plenary presentations by Prof. Valerie Ross (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Mette Hjort (Hong Kong Baptist University).

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of our profound interconnectedness—we are all experiencing the effects of the pandemic and are suffering collectively (and in unison with the planet). Put simply, “we are in it together”; “health is everyone’s business,” across and beyond disciplinary distinctions. How can the arts and humanities contribute to understanding and promoting health? How can we engage creatively, collaboratively, and inclusively in health discourse? In what ways can traditional, contemporary, narrative, and artistic medical practices converge in healing individuals, societies, and the environment?

ICOAH 2021 will be a global platform for artists, researchers, academics, educators, art administrators, policymakers, advocates, media specialists, cultural community activists, and social scientists to collaborate in exploring the many aspects of health and the roles of the arts and humanities in understanding and promoting health.

More information on the Conference webpage here:

Members of the Concordia community receive discounted registration rates.


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