Co-sponsored Lecture: Thomas Cole

Thursday, 14 April 2016
4-5:30 p.m. 
Location: 453 Liberal Arts and Humanities Building
Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow.

“Dementia and Storytelling: An Autobiographical Field Report”

thomascoleDR. THOMAS COLE
McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Thomas Cole’s work has helped articulate the Medical Humanities as a field, from his early work on aging (What Does It Mean to Grow Old? Duke, 1986; The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America Cambridge University Press, 1992, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize), to his work on medicine and the civil rights, to his recent textbook Medical Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2014, with Nathan Carlin and Ron Carson). Cole’s work has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, PBS, and at the United Nations. He has served as an advisor to the United Nations NGO Committee on Aging and as a consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics project on aging. His current project is A Country for Old Men, a book exploring the lives, ideas, and identities of contemporary male elders.

Lecture co-sponsored by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Department of English

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