information on the PHIL’s activities

Medical Humanities Colloquium

Offered at least once a semester, the Medical Humanities Colloquium supports discussion of research in progress undertaken by Colby faculty, either individually or in collaboration with students or colleagues. Presentations may be virtual or in-person and take a variety of forms, from interactive lectures to creative performance.

Medicine + Race Lecture Series

Each academic year the PHIL hosts public lectures by leading figures studying medicine and race from humanistic perspectives. Faculty affiliated with the PHIL also meet with the speakers to share ideas about the medical humanities and host them in classes across the college.

Critical Medical Humanities Conference

In the spring of 2024, the PHIL will host Colby’s first critical medical humanities conference, which will explore the intersections of race and medicine from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Details on the format of the conference and how to attend will be shared here soon.