Sechenov University
Putting heart & soul into medicine
The Second International
The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium
April 1-3, 2019 Russia, Moscow,
Sechenov University

Invited speakers

Theodore Zeldin

Theodore Zeldin Commander of the Order of the British Empire; Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur, Comandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Fellow of the British Academy, Member of the European Academy, , Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Emeritus Fellow and former Dean of St Antony’s College Oxford University, Associate Fellow of Green-Templeton College, Oxford University, Professor honoris causa HEC Paris Business School, President of the Oxford Muse Foundation.

Author of An Intimate History of Humanity, The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future, History of French Passions, (n five volumes: Ambition and Love, Taste and Corruption, Intellect and Pride, Anxiety and Hypocrisy, Politics and Anger), Happiness, Conversation etc., translations in 27 languages.

Theodore Zeldin

Srikant Sarangi

Srikant Sarangi is Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark (www.dihm.aau.dk). Between 1993 and 2013, he was Professor in Language and Communication and Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University (UK), where he continues as Honorary Professor. Currently he is also Adjunct Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (Norway), Visiting Professor at University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Visiting Professor at the College of Medicine, Qatar University. Between 2013 and 2016, he was Visiting Research Professor, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and since 2013 he has been Visiting Professor under the Academic Icon scheme at University of Malay. Over the last twenty years, he has held visiting academic attachments in many parts of the world.

In 2012, he was awarded the title of ‘Fellow’ by the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. In 2015, he was elected as a ‘Foreign Member’ of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Societas Scientiarum Fennica).

His research interests include: institutional and professional discourse from an applied linguistics perspective (e.g., health, social welfare, bureaucracy, education etc.); communication in genetic counselling, HIV/AIDS, telemedicine, primary care and palliative care; communication ethics; teaching and assessment of consulting and communication skills; language and identity in public life; intercultural pragmatics. He has held several project grants to study various aspects of health communication.

He is author and editor of twelve books, guest-editor of eight journal special issues and has published more than 250 book chapters and journal articles in leading journals. In addition, he has presented more than 1000 papers (including plenaries, keynotes, masterclasses and workshops) at international conferences and other forums.

He is the editor of TEXT & TALK: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies (formerly TEXT) as well as founding editor of both Communication & Medicine and Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (formerly Journal of Applied Linguistics). He is also general editor of the book series Studies in Communication in Organisations and Professions (SCOPE). He serves as an editorial board member for other journals and book series[es], and as a consulting advisor at many national and international levels.

Srikant Sarangi

Brandy Schillace

Author and historian Brandy Schillace, (skil-a-chay), PhD, works at the intersections of medicine, history, science, and literature. Recent publications include Death’s Summer Coat (on the cultural practices of death and dying) and Clockwork Futures (a social history of technology), while her present project examines the history of transplant. Currently the Editor-in-chief of BMJ’s Medical Humanities, Brandy has expanded the journal’s mission and purview, providing international conversation around medicine and its engagement with the humanities, social sciences, and health policy. She has also broadened the use of the MH blog to provide space for cross-cultural exchange, and you can hear her monthly on the Medical Humanities podcast, via Soundcloud. Prior to her editorship, Brandy worked as an assistant professor of literature, a lecturer in history, and as a museum professional. She has appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Little Atoms Radio, and the John Fugelsang Show. Brandy is a 2019 recipient of the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation award for public works in science and technology.

Brandy Schillace