Welcome to the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM)

The AGEM is a non-profit association founded in 1970 with the aim of promoting cooperation between medicine, the related natural sciences and the historical, cultural and social sciences. The AGEM concentrates on three tasks: the publication of the journal Curare, the organization of scientific conferences and the collection and provision of literature and information.

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Datum Veranstaltung Ort
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019 AGEM-ANNUAL CONFERENCE 32 – Aesthetics of Healing. Working with the Senses in Therapeutic Contexts Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
24.06.2019 - 26.06.2019 CONFERENCE – Preparing for Physicians. The ambivalences of empowerment Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
29.06.2018 - 01.07.2018 AGEM-JAHRESTAGUNG 31 – Preparing for Patients. Learning the skills and values of healing encounters (EN) Universität Siegen
57076 Siegen
02.10.2020 - 04.10.2020 AGEM-ANNUAL CONFERENCE 33 - Radical Health Berlin

Past AGEM events

Curare. Journal of Medical Anthropology

The AGEM has been publishing the journal Curare since 1978. It is bilingual (German & English) and the articles are peer-reviewed. Until 2007 it had the subtitle Journal of Medical Anthropology and Transcultural Psychiatry, since 2008 the subtitle of Curare has been Journal of Medical Anthropology. There are currently 4 issues per year.