Tag Archives: medical anthropology

Repositioning health, illness and the body: the challenge of new theoretical approaches to medical anthropology (CfP, ASA14 Conference, Edinburgh, 19-22 June 2014)

Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment 19-22 June 2014 The Surgeons’ Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh Repositioning health, illness and the body: the challenge of new theoretical approaches to medical anthropology Convenors: Simon … Continue reading

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King Lear in a Kelp Store: An Interdisciplinary Convivium on Papay Westray

Professor Jane Macnaughton writes: How was it that a group of ten philosophers, doctors, lawyers, a priest and an anthropologist, ended up playing Act 1 Scene 1 of King Lear in a renovated kelp (seaweed) store on the Island of … Continue reading

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Flourishing despite catastrophe: Delivering Jewish social and therapeutic programmes to ageing Shoah survivors and refugees

Tucked away in North London lies an ordinary building which is easily accessible yet lacks a sign or any distinction, you might never notice it or even realise what the space is for. However, there is something extraordinary about its … Continue reading

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Debating Transcultural Psychiatry

Gavin Miller writes: For six months of this year, eleven collaborators found themselves “Debating the First Principles of Transcultural Psychiatry”, both in person at Glasgow University, and online via a private forum. As Principal Investigator for this AHRC-funded Exploratory Award, … Continue reading

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Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’, World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester (CfP, Conference, 5-10 August 2013))

Deadline extended to August 3rd, 2012 Paper submissions are invited for a panel titled: Ethnographic perspectives on ‘global mental health’ at The 17th World Congress of the International Union  of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 … Continue reading

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Beyond Biosocialities in Medical Anthropology (CFP, Symposium, Amsterdam, 17-19 January 2013)

The field of medical anthropology has enjoyed explosive growth since its emergence roughly forty years ago, driven both by tremendous interest in the innovative ways in which it has addressed understanding human relations, the increasing importance of biomedicine in everyday … Continue reading

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