Events @ Medical Humanities


Events @ Medical Humanities

The Medical and Health Humanities program at the Caspersen School for Graduate Studies holds numerous events throughout the year. We invite anyone who is interested to participate in our programming!

Current Events

Maternity and Care | a Medical and Health Humanities colloquium
Friday, January 27 @ 2:30-4:30 PM
Drew campus, Ehinger Center, room 145 or virtually via Zoom

Featuring Professor Inge van Nistelrooij and contributions by:

  • Melanie Miller, MA IBCLC, lactation educator and doctoral student
  • Elena Cologni, PhD, MRSS, AMRSPH, Associate Professor at Cambridge School of Art, and others

Care theorists’ attention to maternity has always been characterized by ambiguity. On the one hand, care ethics is rooted in feminist research regarding practices of mothering, in which women’s practices, self-understanding, and related morality were analyzed and expressed. On the other hand, the topics of maternity, pregnancy, and birth have also been abandoned on purpose by most care ethicists in the early 1990s. Claiming a feminine specificity in the public realm had proven to be an unsuccessful strategy for care theory to gain the political and moral impact it deserves. At this colloquium, we will explore professor van Nistelrooij’s work and seek connections with the professional contexts of our master’s and doctoral students.

Inge van Nistelrooij is professor by special appointment ‘Dialogical Self Theory’, Radboud University, The Netherlands and an Associate Professor Care Ethics, University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands. In the Spring of 2023, she teaches the Maternity and Care course at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.



Past Events