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.

We are pleased to announce that the digitalization of all volumes of Curare, which have so far been available in print only, has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). A corresponding application was approved in summer 2020, so that all previous issues will be freely accessible online via the Humboldt University of Berlin in the near future.

To ensure that all future issues will also be accessible online, we have in addition submitted a further application to convert Curare into an Open Access Journal. We will report on the progress here.


(since 2018) on behalf of the Asscociation for Anthropology and Medicine  – AGEM e.V.: Ehler Voss (V.i.S.d.P.)

Postal Address

Redaktion Curare
Postfach 10 04 04
D-57004 Siegen

Editorial Board

Katrin Amelang (U Bremen)
Diana Egermann-Krebs (U Augsburg)
Clemens Eisenmann (U Siegen)
Janina Kehr (U Bern)
Helmar Kurz (U Münster)
Mirko Uhlig (U Mainz)
Ehler Voss (U Bremen)

Scientific Advisory Board

Karl Baier (U Wien)
Josep M. Comelles (URV Tarragona)
Claus Deimel (Hamburg)
Alice Desclaux (U Montpellier)
Katarina Greifeld (Frankfurt)
Antonio Guerci (U Genova)
Mihály Hoppál (Budapest)
Sushrut Jadhav (UC London)

Michi Knecht (U Bremen)
Ruth Kutalek (MU Wien)
Danuta Penkala-Gawęcka (U Poznań)
Giovanni Pizza (U Perugia)
Bernd Rieken (SFU Wien)
William Sax (U Heidelberg)
Hannes Stubbe (U Köln)

Honorary Board

Hans-Jochen Diesfeld
Horst H. Figge
Dieter H. Frießem
Wolfgang G. Jilek

Founding Editors

Beatrix Pfleiderer (†)
Gerhard Rudnitzki
Wulf Schiefenhövel
Ekkehard Schröder (Herausgeber 2001-2017)

Publishing House

VWB – Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung,
Amand Aglaster
Postfach 11 03 68
D-10833 Berlin

Tel.: 030-251 04 15
Fax: 030-251 11 36


Subscription to Curare is included in the membership fee of the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM). Single copies can be purchased from booksellers or directly from the publisher.

Peer Review Policy

After a positive evaluation by the editorial board, all submitted research manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind procedure. Each peer-reviewed article contains information at the end about the date of receipt and acceptance of the manuscript.