On Monday, May 13, students in the Medical Anthropology course (ANT/HUM 240 – mostly first and second years and with multiple disciplinary interests) showcased their final community-based research and artistic projects at the Medical Humanities Fair. The course draws from medical anthropological approaches in dialogue with history, journalism, literature, philosophy, religion, film, and visual arts to understand the cross-cultural significance of medicine and present-day struggles for wellbeing in the United States. Sixty students showcased their research findings and insights with Princeton faculty, students, and community partners.
Community partners for this project were Urban Mental Health Alliance, Gente y Cuentos / People and Stories, Arts Council of Princeton, Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP), University Health Center and Office of the Architect, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Housing Initiative of Princeton (HIP), Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, and Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS).
The Medical Humanities Fair was presented by the Department of Anthropology together with the Humanities Council, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship, and the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.