Event calendar

In this section we present selected events from the interdisciplinary field of anthropology and medicine.

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Aug 7 – Oct 16, 2022

Medicine & Ethics Go Viral


Online- und Offline-Ausstel­lung in Göt­tin­gen – organ­isiert vom Insti­tut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medi­zin, Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen in Koop­er­a­tion mit dem Depart­ment Gesund­heitswis­sen-schaften, Hochschule für Ange­wandte Wis­senschaften Hamburg

Liebe Kolleg*innen,

gerne möcht­en wir Sie auf die Online-Ausstel­lung „Med­i­cine & Ethics Go Viral“ aufmerk­sam machen.

Wir sind ein Pro­jekt-Team unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Silke Schick­tanz vom Insti­tut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medi­zin der Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen und Prof. Dr. Sabine Wöh­lke vom Depart­ment Gesund­heitswis­senschaften der Hochschule für Ange­wandte Wis­senschaften Hamburg.

Im Rah­men des von der VW Stiftung geförderten Pro­jek­tes haben wir Bioethiker*innen aus der ganzen Welt inter­viewt und diese nach ihrer Exper­tise und ihren Erfahrun­gen mit der gegen­wär­ti­gen COVID-19-Pan­demie befragt. Das Resul­tat ist eine kosten­los zugängliche Online-Ausstel­lung mit mehr als 20 Video-Pod­casts zu den unter­schiedlich­sten Aspek­ten der Pan­demie. Ange­sprochen wur­den u.a. dieR­es­sourcenknap­pheit in klin­is­chen und pflegerischen Ein­rich­tun­gen, psy­chis­che Prob­leme vor dem Hin­ter­grund sozialer Iso­la­tion oder etwa die Arbeits­be­din­gun­gen während der Pandemie.

Das Mate­r­i­al ist frei zugänglich und kosten­los abrufbar.

Mehr Infor­ma­tio­nen find­en Sie unter:

Das Pro­jekt möchte die Besucher*innen auch zum Mit­machen anre­gen. Diese kön­nen beispiel­sweise Teil unser­er Online-Ausstel­lung wer­den, indem sie einen Beitrag zur virtuellen Objek­t­samm­lung ein­re­ichen. Dazu müssen diese ein­fach ein Foto hochladen, das sie per­sön­lich mit der Pan­demie verbinden und eine kurze Begrün­dung für ihre Auswahl beifü­gen. Unseren Kolleg*innen aus dem Bere­ich Medizin‑, Pflege‑, und Pub­lic Health-Ethik bieten wir auf der Web­seite zudem in Kürze Lehr­ma­te­r­i­al für die Ethik­lehre an.

Wir wür­den uns freuen, wenn Sie über unser Pro­jekt bericht­en kön­nten und ste­hen Ihnen für Rück­fra­gen gerne zur Verfügung.

Mit fre­undlichen Grüßen

Prof. Dr. Silke Schick­tanz  & Prof. Dr. Sabine Wöhlke

Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen | Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter Göttingen


Oct 8, 2022

Selbstbestimmtes Sterben und Suizidprävention


Tagung des Insti­tuts für Geschichte, The­o­rie und Ethik der Medi­zin an der Uni­ver­sität Mainz

Oct 24 – Oct 28, 2022

Women. Between (in)visible dis-ease and (im)possible well-being


Inter­na­tion­al Vir­tu­al Con­fer­ence on Female Repro­duc­tive Health orga­nized by the AFIN Research Group at the Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty of Barcelona

Call for papers from master’s and doc­tor­al students
Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 19, 2022

The objec­tive of this con­fer­ence, orga­nized by the AFIN Research Group at the Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty of Barcelona, is to increase aware­ness of and knowl­edge about numer­ous, sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges relat­ed to women’s repro­duc­tive health and its social invis­i­bi­liza­tion among sci­en­tif­ic and clin­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als as well as the gen­er­al public.

Con­firmed con­fer­ence speak­ers include:
Dr. Lynn Morgan,
Dr. Chris Bobel,
Dr. Anna Freixas,
Dr. Dana-Ain Davis,
Dr. Michele Sadler,
Dr. Nicky Hudson,
Dr. Andrea Whittaker,
Dr. Fran­cis­co Carmona

Abstracts cov­er­ing the fol­low­ing five top­ic areas should be sent to to be con­sid­ered for inclu­sion in the com­mu­ni­ca­tions pan­els of the conference

Women’s Age and Repro­duc­tive Life Cycle will ana­lyze how dis­cours­es and prac­tices around the dif­fer­ent phas­es of women’s repro­duc­tive cycles – menar­che, repro­duc­tive adult­hood, and menopause – shape their life experiences.

Assist­ed Repro­duc­tion: Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Chal­lenges will reflect on dif­fer­en­tial and strat­i­fied access to assist­ed repro­duc­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly with respect to cross-bor­der move­ments that many women under­take in order to ful­fill their desire for moth­er­hood, often impos­si­ble in their places of origin

Obstet­ric Vio­lence through an Inte­grat­ed and Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Lens will ana­lyze the peri­na­tal peri­od ‑ges­ta­tion, preg­nan­cy, child­birth and the post­par­tum- and devel­op tools for under­stand­ing and incor­po­ra­tion of shared deci­sion-mak­ing by women involved in repro­duc­tive processes

Dis­abil­i­ty, Repro­duc­tion, Gen­der and Health: Build­ing Alliances is ded­i­cat­ed to reflect­ing on the impact on women’s repro­duc­tive health of dis­cours­es and prac­tices at the inter­sec­tion between gen­der and dis­abling sit­u­a­tions or process­es such as spinal chord injuries or endometriosis.

Oth­er Impor­tant Information:
Papers and posters will be accept­ed in Span­ish or Eng­lish, and some con­fer­ence ses­sions will fea­ture simul­ta­ne­ous translation
Oral paper pre­sen­ta­tion: Send an abstract of 300 words with name(s) and affiliation(s)
Poster pre­sen­ta­tion: Send the poster with name(s) and affiliation(s)
Reg­is­tra­tion fee: €10

Dates to Remember:

Sep­tem­ber 19th: Dead­line for abstract submission
Sep­tem­ber 30th: Pro­pos­al deci­sions communicated
Octo­ber 15th: Dead­line for registration


Apr 27 – Apr 30, 2023

In the Frictions. Fragments of Care, Health, and Wellbeing in the Balkans


Con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia orga­nized by the Depart­ment of Eth­nol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia and the Insti­tute for Phi­los­o­phy and Social The­o­ry, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bel­grade, Serbia

Care has been broad­ly defined as “every­thing that we do to main­tain, con­tin­ue, and repair our ‚world’ so that we can live in it as well as pos­si­ble” (Fish­er and Tron­to 1991, p. 40). Com­plex rela­tions of care sus­tain our lives and are nec­es­sary not only for the sur­vival of humans and non­hu­mans alike, but also for their flour­ish­ing. Struc­tured through var­i­ous mech­a­nisms and insti­tu­tions, from kin­ships to states, care pro­duces var­i­ous forms of inti­ma­cy and relatedness.

In the wake of the Covid 19 pan­dem­ic, there has been a resur­gence of inter­est in care, health, and well­be­ing across var­i­ous dis­ci­plines. We are inter­est­ed in how anthro­pol­o­gy has respond­ed to the urgent changes in the field of care and in iden­ti­fy­ing the after­math of Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 real­i­ties in the Balkans.

We rec­og­nize, how­ev­er, that the pan­dem­ic has been only one of the most recent dis­rup­tions in rela­tions of care and acknowl­edge that the real-world pro­grams of neolib­er­al restruc­tur­ing are not lin­ear paths that con­verge but are forged in fric­tions of sit­u­at­ed encoun­ters with ear­li­er social and cul­tur­al land­scapes. While the term „Balka­ns” is fraught with ambiva­lent mean­ings and asso­ci­a­tions, this con­fer­ence aims to move away from Balka­nism (Todor­o­va, 2009) and dichoto­mous frame­works to rethink the Balka­ns as a site of knowl­edge pro­duc­tion that has more to offer than just “catch­ing up” with the West. What the­o­ret­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal issues do anthro­pol­o­gists face in their research in the Balka­ns? How do peo­ple in the Balka­ns relate to one anoth­er with­in car­ing rela­tion­ships them­selves? What does care look like in prac­tice and what does it entail? How are car­ing rela­tion­ships shaped and changed? How do these expe­ri­ences and rela­tion­ships inform or chal­lenge broad­er the­o­ret­i­cal concerns?

We see this con­fer­ence as a step towards build­ing a net­work of anthro­pol­o­gists work­ing on the issues of care in SEE. Pos­si­ble top­ics include but are not lim­it­ed to:

Struc­tur­al vio­lence and care;

Gen­der­ing care;

Racial­iz­ing care;

Sol­i­dar­i­ty and care;

Nar­ra­tives of (health)care;

Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and care;

Pub­lic and pri­vate health/care;

Human­i­tar­i­an­ism and care;

Care and the commons;

Ecol­o­gy, ecofem­i­nist care;

Care and social class

Care and mobility

Care and the economy

Care and the state

We invite sub­mis­sions for pre­sen­ta­tions of up to 15 min­utes. Please send pro­pos­als of no more than 300 words and a brief bio­graph­i­cal note (100 words) by Octo­ber 15th, 2022. All appli­cants will be noti­fied of their sub­mis­sion sta­tus with­in four weeks of the appli­ca­tion deadline.

Appli­ca­tions should be sent in a sin­gle Word doc­u­ment. The file name should include the author’s name. The appli­ca­tion should include:

* an abstract (max. 300 words)

* a short bio­graph­i­cal note includ­ing your insti­tu­tion­al affil­i­a­tion, con­tact infor­ma­tion, and major pub­li­ca­tions (100 words)

The con­fer­ence will be held at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia between the 27and30 April 2023.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jele­na Kup­s­jak at or Ljil­jana Pan­tović at


Con­fer­ence fees (which will cov­er a con­fer­ence pack­age, cof­fee breaks and a wel­come recep­tion) are:

70 Euros for post-doc­tor­ate schol­ars who are attached to insti­tu­tions out­side of the Balkans

60 Euros for post-doc­tor­ate schol­ars who are attached to insti­tu­tions in the Balkans

50 Euros for PhD stu­dents who are attached to insti­tu­tions out­side of Balkans

40 Euros for PhD stu­dents who are attached to insti­tu­tions from the Balkans


*We have applied for fund­ing to cov­er expens­es of trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion for young schol­ars par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­fer­ence. Should we receive the fund­ing these par­tic­i­pants will be able to apply for a trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion grant.

**Deci­sions about trav­el grant allo­ca­tion will be made based on self-report­ed insti­tu­tion­al sta­tus and income. Upon selec­tion of par­tic­i­pants, we will issue an instruc­tion on how to apply for the grant.


Past events


Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2022

Transkulturelle gesundheitliche Versorgung. Von der Versorgungsforschung bis in die Praxis


15. Kongress des DTPPP – Dachverband der transkulturellen Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik im deutschsprachigen Raum e.V.

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Sep 21 - Sep 23, 2022



4. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und der Technik (GWMT) in Erfurt

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Sep 14 - Sep 17, 2022

World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022)


6th World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022) from the 14th of September to the 17th of September, 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Sep 09 , 2022

Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie mit Psychedelika


Symposium der Mind-Foundation in Heidelberg

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Sep 05 - Sep 06, 2022

Esoterik und Demokratie. – Ein Spannungsverhältnis


Tagung der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb) in Fulda

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