Ideas Matter - Literature, Medicine And The Experience Of War

Dec 5, 2014

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with MASS Humanities and learn about “Literature, Medicine and the Experience of War” - a six-month, scholar-led, humanities reading and discussion program for health professionals and staff in medical facilities administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and/or veterans and military service organizations.

Here to tell us more are Robert Meagher, Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College and author of a new book entitled, Killing From the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War; and Rose Sackey-Milligan - a Program Officer and coordinator of the Literature and Medicine and Reading Frederick Douglass Programs at Mass Humanities.