Colloquium: Hester Oberman

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/28/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
4101 JFSB

Category(ies)


Hester Oberman, University of Arizona, will present for the Humanities Center’s colloquium on Thursday, September 28th at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. Her scholarship lies in the emerging field of investigating the fault-line and confluences of medical health sciences and belief, including how subjective experiences of belief (religious, spiritual, agnostic, and/or atheistic) affect healthcare outcomes. She is particularly interested in how feelings of trust (in God), meaning-making, and an acceptance of a transcendent reality (or lack thereof) can be studied within the scientific method of evidence based inquiry. This presentation will include a short overview of how CHCI Medical Humanities Network arose from the CHCI Mellon grant for work in the medical humanities (2013–2016), the new developments of Medical & Health Humanities here in the US and will address what Oberman sees as the important voice of religion and theology should play in its future.

Title: “Religion and Medical & Health Humanities

Refreshments will be served.

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