Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Planet: Launching the New Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical-Environmental Humanities

October 30 (Sunday) 18.00-19.00 (Helsinki), 9.00-10.00 (Idaho), online

For ZOOM Link Register HERE the day before the event. You will receive the zoom link an hour before the program begins.


Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, USA; Swarnalatha Rangarajan, IIT Madras, India; and Vidya Sarveswaran, IIT Jodhpur, India


Fazila Derya Agis, Henry Obi Ajumeze, Mita Banerjee, Françoise Besson, Chia-ju Chang, Kathryn Yalan Chang, Kiu-wai Chu, Marcos Colón, Chinonye Ekwueme-Ugwu, Z.Gizem Yilmaz Karahan, Susanne Lettow, Tess Maginess, Jorge Marcone, Animesh Mohapatra, Eric Morel, Chinmay Murali, Raghul V. Rajan, Heather Leigh Ramos, Animesh Roy, John Charles Ryan, Lars Schmeink, Tathagata Som, Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai, Sofia Varino, Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Samantha Walton, Maria Whiteman, Nikoleta Zampaki


This book, which appeared in August 2022, aims to bring together two parallel disciplines: the environmental humanities and the medical humanities. Theories of disease, disrepair, treatment, recovery, and health, from various cultures, shed light on literature and other forms of expression concerned with how we understand the relationships between our human bodies and minds and the planet. In the twenty-first century, we must try to understand the mental health implications of climate change, the ecoprecarity caused by increasingly toxic environmental conditions, and the challenges of facing vast, slow processes that jeopardize not only the external world but our own physical safety. The essays in this collection aim to reveal our ecological predicament as a simultaneous threat to human health. This launch event will be an opportunity for contributors to the book to say a few words about their chapters and for other attendees to ask questions and offer insights about the “medical-environmental humanities.”


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