Apr 11
1121 Cooper Hall
701 Highland Ave
1:00 PM Applied Comics Kitchen!

MK Czerwiec aka Comic Nurse

Artist-in-Residence, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Senior Fellow, George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement
Public Talk: Building a Culture of Wellness: Can Comics Improve Our Health?

In this talk, nurse, cartoonist, and co-founder of the new field of Graphic Medicine MK Czerwiec will discuss how comics can help improve our health by making education more engaging, by amplifying the voice of patients and families, and as a means by which we can explore our experiences with health, illness, disability, and caregiving. 

MK Czerwiec (pronounced sir-wick) is the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has a BA in English & Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, a BSN in nursing from Rush University, and an MA in Medical Humanities and Bioethics from Northwestern University. Her clinical nursing experience is in HIV/AIDS care and hospice care. MK has been making comics under the pseudonym Comic Nurse since 2000. With UK physician Ian Williams, she co-runs GraphicMedicine.org, a website devoted to the intersection of comics and health. Her first graphic memoir, Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Penn State University Press, 2017) is believed to be the first graphic memoir by a nurse. She is also a co-author of the Eisner Award nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto (Penn State University Press, 2015), which maps the field of Graphic Medicine.

Cosponsored by the UW-Madison School of Nursing and the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair.

Borghesi-Mellon Workshops

Madeline H. Caviness

Representations in the Middle Ages of Ethnic, Cultural and Physiological Difference, and Their Social Significance Then and Now
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Hagen Room, Room 150, Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Avenue
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Madeline H. Caviness

From Magdeburg to Charlottesville via Munich
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Conrad Elvehjem Building, L150
800 University Avenue
4:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Displaced Horizons

Multimedia Project
Oct 27
Gallery 7, 7th Floor Room 7240, George L. Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street 
6:30 PM Terra Incognita Art Series