About the journal

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 always wel­come arti­cles, reports, book reviews, and sug­ges­tions for the­mat­ic issues. You will find more details on the pro­ce­dure here.

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 at this place. An overview of pre­vi­ous issues can be found here.


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

Postal address

Curare Post­fach 10 04 04 57004 Siegen Germany

Editorial Board

Katrin Ame­lang (U Bremen)
Clemens Eisen­mann (U Konstanz)
Jan­i­na Kehr (U Wien)
Hel­mar Kurz (U Münster)
Mirko Uhlig (U Mainz)
Ehler Voss (U Bremen)

Honorary Board

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

Scientific Advisory Board

Karl Baier (U Wien)
Josep M. Comelles (URV Tarragona)
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)

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.