Selbstbestimmtes Sterben und Suizidprävention
Tagung des Instituts für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin an der Universität Mainz
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 email@example.com 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
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;
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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Ljiljana Pantović at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.