Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

Happening Now: Traveling Exhibit & Event Series

Graphic medicine is a field of study, community of practice, and genre of comics that is commonly defined as the intersection of the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. At Countway Library, we have developed one of the largest circulating collections related to graphic medicine in the world. And we have supported countless students, faculty, and staff in their exploration of how comics, and the creative visual arts more generally, can support the mission of Harvard Medical School.

Now, we are thrilled to host the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!" January 9 - February 17, 2024. In addition to the exhibit, the Center for the History of Medicine has curated a special display on the first floor, and Lead Collection and Knowledge Management Librarian Matthew Noe has put together a series of events to highlight the wide-ranging roles of comics in health.

Learn more at Graphic Medicine at Countway.

Join us for one (or all!) of the events in this series:

Week 1Defining Graphic Medicine: Opening Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 10 | 5-6:15pm | Hybrid Event (Zoom or Countway Library Lahey Room)

Week 2Visualizing Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, January 17 | 12-1pm | Hybrid Event (Zoom or Countway Rooms 102 & 103)

Week 3Medicine in American Popular Graphics from Political Cartoons of the 1860s to Children’s Comic Books in the 1940s

Thursday, January 25 | 2-3:15pm | Virtual (Zoom)

Week 4Zine Your Thesis!

Tuesday, January 30 | 12-2pm | Countway Room L1-028

Week 5Countway Reads: Ripple Effects

Wednesday, February 7 | 12:30-1:45pm | Countway Room 103

Week 6Cartooning and Graphic Medicine Workshop: For the Healer, For Our Health, For Our Learning and Laughter

Tuesday, February 13 | 5-6:15pm | Countway Rooms 102 & 103