Workshop Data and Stories in Digital Health Care. Mixed Methods for Medical Humanities
The workshop “Data and Stories in Digital Healthcare” examines the mutual entanglements of the humanities with medicine and data science. It focuses on the variety of forms in which information about health and illness travel between different stakeholders, such as patients and health care professionals.
Call for abstracts
We invite contributions that explore the following – or related – issues:
- the problem of scale in data and stories (big data, singular stories)
- data and stories as chronotopes
- reading images: data visualization, coding and aesthetics
- medical documentation and the coding of data and stories
- seriality and casuistic approaches to data and stories
- negotiating uncertainty and ambiguity through practices of quantification
We particularly invite early career researchers (postdocs, PhD-students, Master students) from the humanities, data sciences and medicine who are working at the intersections of stories and data and have a pronounced research interest in mixed methods.
Please send an abstract of max. 300 words of your proposed presentation along with your contact details and a short academic bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by October 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by October 15, 2019.
The workshop is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung (program: “Mixed Methods in the Humanities”). Travel expenses, accommodation and meals will be reimbursed for invited participants. A number of pre-selected speakers have confirmed their participation in the workshop; among them are Kirsten Ostherr, Fritz Breithaupt, and Arthur Frank.