The SKIN DAY
International hybrid conference dedicated to the social meanings and expectations of the skin – organized by the Institute of Social Sciences – University of Lisbon
AGEM Annual Conference 34 – Visual Expressions of Health, Illness and Healing
34th Annual Conference of the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM) in Cooperation with the Austrian Ethnomedical Society and Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, Austria
Visual Expressions of Health, Illness and Healing
Visualization of medical topics to communicate aspects of health, suffering, diseases and therapeutic intervention may be used in different ways. Depending on setting, purpose and audience, images may be created not only as a didactic tool in order to explain medical content. Embedded in their respective social and wider contexts, artists around the world use their works to draw attention to social and disease-related suffering. Depiction can be done in the context of therapy, in the educational training of prospective medical professionals rooted in their medical cultures as well as on a broader societal stage. Simple sketches, vivid comics, elaborate paintings or computer-aided simulations, to name just a few possibilities, are used to directly illustrate topics that are often difficult to access through language alone. They not only facilitate understanding, but also enable awareness of and discussion about topics relevant to health. Pictures or drawings of the inner state and other visual tools can make it easier for patients to demonstrate and articulate their psychological or physical complaints and body perception.
We will explore the many ways of visual expression in the context of healing and look at options of their use for individual healing, education or social awareness. This also raises the question of which type of visualisation is appealing to whom. The conference shall be aligned interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary with a focus on visual medical anthropology and transcultural medical humanities. Researchers, artists, curators, health professionals as well as patients and their relatives are invited to contribute with their experience and expertise. The AGEM meeting 2022 will be a continuation of the previous meeting „Aesthetics of Healing: Working with the Senses in Therapeutic Contexts” which took place in 2019.
It is the aim of the organizers that the conference will be a tribute to Prof. Armin Prinz (1945–2018), physician and anthropologist, who was the first Professor of Medical Anthropology (Ethnomedizin) in Austria and a specialist for visual medical anthropology. He founded the Austrian Ethnomedical Society (Österreichische Ethnomedizinische Gesellschaft) and established a collection of numerous ethnomedical objects and paintings, which were donated to the Weltmuseum Wien in 2017.
Questions and topics of interest
- How are health topics represented visually in particular medical cultures?
- How do artists illustrate disease-related issues in their work?
- What images do patients use to express their complaints?
- What images do doctors and healers use to communicate diagnoses, medical concepts, and therapeutic interventions?
- What form of visibility is helpful for those affected?
- How should images of disease and therapy be shown in exhibitions?
- What role do images play in teaching medical knowledge in education, therapy and public health.
- What visual means do medical cultures use to illustrate complex content in education?
- Visual documentation of healing rituals and ceremonies: films, photos or paintings
- Demonstration of health issues through performance and theatre
- Visual expressions of structural violence in public health
- The power of images: illiteracy and health education
- Visual medical anthropology in museums
- Medical comics and medical graphics
Conference language: English
The conference is organized by the Österreichische Ethnomedizische Gesellschaft (ÖEG) in cooperation with Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnologie und Medizin (AGEM) and Weltmuseum Wien.
It will be organized by Katharina Sabernig (Medical University of Vienna), Doris Burtscher (Médecins sans Frontières) and Ruth Kutalek (Medical University of Vienna).
Further cooperations are planned with the following partners: Working Group for History of Medicine and Medical Humanities of the ÖAW, ISA (Institute for Social Anthropology of the ÖAW), Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology (IKSA) of the University of Vienna.
Participation in the conference is free of charge for presenters, but reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses is not covered by the conference and will be borne by the participant.
A publication of selected contributions in the journal Curare is planned.
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien: Forum
Active participants, students, unemployed, ÖEG and AGEM members: free entrance conference fee: € 50, day ticket: € 20 (Österreichische Ethnomedizinische Gesellschaft, Dr. Ruth Kutalek: IBAN: AT49 2011 1000 0334 5394)
Registration required. Please contact Katharina Sabernig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pluralizing Global Mental Health. Care, crisis, and critique
The Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology Biennial conference
Full details here and draft programme: https://www.edcma.sps.ed.ac.uk/news-events/event/pluralizing-global-mental-health-care-crisis-and-critique
Registration link: https://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/school-of-social-and-political-sciences/school-of-social-and-political-science/pluralizing-global-mental-health-care-crisis-and-critique
Registration £30; £0 for students, low/unwaged, precariously employed, and people residing in low- and middle-income countries.
Decolonising Knowledge Production in Global Health & Social Medicine
Hybrid public symposium organized by The Anti-Racism Steering Group in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London
Date: Friday 10th June 2022
Time: 10:00 ‑15:30 London Time (BST)
Room: WATERLOO WBW G/552 (Free Lunch and refreshments)
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+44 20 3787 4277„897610283# United Kingdom, London
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The symposium is open to anyone interested in decolonising knowledge production in the higher education. Please register your attendance here so that we can order refreshments: [ signup sheet]
Please register on Eventbrite by 5th June 2022.
There are three central themes which we hope will guide the Symposium:
Decolonising our Curriculum
Decolonising Research Methodologies and Practices
Decolonising our Pedagogy and Teaching Practices
Programme and speakers
The Decolonising Knowledge symposium is a hybrid event (see programme below)
A panel of guest speakers will introduce the decolonising curriculum and research methodology initiatives with examples from the global North and South universities.
We are thrilled to have the following insightful speakers presenting at our symposium
Hári Sewell : Hári Sewell is the founder and Director of HS Consultancy and a leader in social justice and equality. He has held senior roles in the health sector such as executive director of health and social care in the NHS. He has authored many books on equality and social justice, including “working with ethnicity: Race and Culture in mental health”.
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda: is a Zimbabwean human rights lawyer with extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation. For over two decades, Nyaradzayi has worked to advance women and children’s human rights with a particular focus in conflict regions addressing violence against women, and reproductive rights among others. Over the years, Nyaradzayi has severed as the general secretary for World YWCA, worked with UNICEF and UNIFEM for about seven years and various other government and non-government institutions.
Johannah Keikelame: Johannah is a qualitative researcher with special interest in conversations on decolonising research methodologies especially on conducting research among the marginalized and vulnerable population groups. She obtained her PhD in Psychology from Stellenbosch University, in Cape Town, South Africa. Her qualitative doctoral research project explored perspectives and subjective experiences of people with epilepsy and their carers in a Black urban township in Cape Town. Her doctoral manuscript style- thesis has seven co-authored published peer reviewed articles in local and international journals. After completing her PhD, she obtained a Consolidoc Award from the Stellenbosch University Research, Innovation, and Postgraduate studies and was admitted for the post-doctoral research fellow position in the Department of Psychology. At the end of her fellowship, she successfully published her most interesting papers on decolonizing research methods in accredited peer reviewed international journals – Global Health Action and the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. She was also invited by Dr Isabelle Uny and Dr Rachel O’Donnell of Stirling University to give a virtual presentation in their SGSS summer school session on ‘decolonising Qualitative research Methods” in June 2021.
Marlon Moncrieffe: Dr Moncrieffe is a principal lecturer and social sciences and humanities researcher at Brighton University. He is an experienced speaker and writer in decolonising curriculum and knowledge production in higher education. His research uses narratives and biographical approaches to explore the themes of decolonisation in academia and sportsmanship and bring to light the structures shaping curriculum design and its impact on equality.
10:00- 10:15 Welcome from the organisers
10:15–11:00 Johannah Keikelame. Presentation title ‘Digging into issues of power, trust, respect, and culture and how they can inform a decolonizing research process’- A critical reflection from fieldwork.
11:15–12:00 Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda. Presentation title: TBC
12:45–13:30 Hári Sewell- Presentation Title: Whiteness Centred By Design: Accountability, Methods and Collective Action in Decolonizing Education
13:45–14:30 Marlon Moncrieffe. Presentation Title: Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge through evidenced-informed research and the production of teacher CPD materials
14:30–15:15 Plenary discussion
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Hacking the Brain? Histories of Technology and Mind Control
Hybrid conference organized by The Centre for Health and Humanities at the University of Groningen
The world today is haunted by dreams and anxieties about technology and the brain, from the role of companies such as Cambridge Analytica in elections to hypercapitalist visions of seamless consumerism and concerns about the power of ‘behaviour modification’ in a world ‘surveillance capitalism’. More broadly, profound assumptions of technology as a form of stimulating ‘input’ leading to emotional arousal in a computer-like brain, a stimulus-response mechanism akin to an electric charge, are at the heart of much of both the defence and critique of the emerging digital world.
However, fears about the power of modern technology to make human subjects into the puppets of unseen masters to manipulate whole populations are not a new phenomenon. Twenty-first-century anxieties draw on decades of discourse on different types of technology as vehicles for brainwashing, hypnosis or mind control techniques, adding a technological angle to traditions of ‚magical’ objects supposedly able to ‚enchant’ others. In contexts as diverse as Enlightenment Mesmerism, psychiatric diagnoses related to ‚Influencing Machines,’ Cold War Behaviourist models of stimulated subjects, Critical Theory denunciations of the ‚Culture Industry’ and conspiracy theories about everything from TV to 5G networks, the notion of technology as a means of mind control has had a powerful attraction.
This conference will examine this shifting discourse, looking at the role of technological, cultural, ideological and medical factors in framing fears about culture, technology and individual autonomy.
A full programme is available now! The exciting list of speakers includes:
James Kennaway, Maarten Derksen, Bernd Boesel, Mike Jay, Rebecca Lemov, Natascha Dow Schull, Kenneth White, Anthony Ems, Marc Tuters, Pascal Rousseau, Andreas Killen, Fleur Hopkins and Jeffrey Sconce. There will be a number of places available for non-speakers to attend in person for a very small fee. Participation via Zoom will also be possible, for free.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to join us.
16 June 2022
13:00–14:00 / Registration/lunch
14:00–15:30 Panel 1- British Mind Control
Mike Jay, “Mind Control’s Patient Zero: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom”
Rhodri Hayward, (Queen Mary, London), TBA
15:30–15:45 / Tea and coffee
15:45–17:15 Panel 2 – Brain Control
Rebecca Lemov (Harvard), “Just Because They’re After You: The Return of Brain Control in Anti-Violence Scientific Crusades of the 1970s.”
Anthony Enns (Dalhousie), “Brain Control: The Weaponization of Psychotechnologies in Cold War Science.”
17:15–17:30 / Tea and coffee
17:30–19:00 Panel 3 – Mind Control and Capitalism
Bernd Bösel (Potsdam), “The Spectre of Digital Mind Control: Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and its Critics.”
Natasha Dow Schull (NYU), “Custom Mind Control: Personalized Volatility in Digital Gambling.”
19:15 / Dinner – Bistro ‘t Gerecht
17 June 2022
12:00–12:15 / Lunch
12:15–13:45 Panel 4 – Control
Maarten Derksen (Groningen), “Control out of Control.”
Marc Tuters (Amsterdam), The Concept of ‘Control’ in Media Theory and Conspiracy Theory about the Internet.”
13:45–14:00 / Tea and coffee
14:00–16:15 Panel 5 – Cultures of Mind Control
Fleur Hopkins-Loferon (Paris), “Parasite Culture: Host Manipulation in SF Imaginary (1980–2020).”
James Kennaway (Groningen), “Technology and Enchantment: Musical Mind Control in Conspiracy Theory.”
Kenneth White (Binghamton), “Hyperventilation Syndrome: Media Cultures, Control Societies—circa 1970.”
16:15–16:30 / Tea and coffee
16:30–18:00 Panel 6 – Paranoia
Andreas Killen (City College), “Stroboscope and the Paranoid Style.”
Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern), “Field and Stream in Paranoid Ideation.”
Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm? Medikalisierte Alltage im Zeiten der Covid-19-Pandemie
Arbeitstreffen des Netzwerks Gesundheit und Kultur in der volkskundlichen Forschung vom 7.–8. Juli 2022 in Hamburg.
Seit nunmehr zwei Jahren prägt die globale COVID-19-Pandemie als größte gesellschaftliche Krise seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg das öffentliche und private Leben, und in besonderem Maße den Gesundheitsbereich. Sie führt uns vor Augen, wie verflochten die Welt miteinander ist, wirft Fragen nach Verantwortung, Solidarität und Humanität auf – denkt man etwa an die Versorgung der Entwicklungsländer mit Impfstoffen, medizinischer Schutzkleidung oder Medikamenten und hat, auch abseits politischer Debatten und Entscheidungen, unseren Alltag stark verändert.
Zeitlich gesehen lässt uns die Pandemie ein immenses Ausmaß spüren: Während man anfangs noch ein rasches Ende der Einschränkungen erhoffte, so lehrt uns die aktuelle Situation, dass die durch die Pandemie ausgelösten Krisen uns selbst nach Eindämmung der hohen Viruslast beschäftigen werden. Eine Welle folgt der anderen und der Übergang in die Endemie ist in Deutschland weiterhin ungewiss, gleichwohl die Debatte um den sog. „Freedom Day“ medial die Stimmung erhitzt. Während einiges im Alltag träge erscheint, so mussten etwa im Gesundheitssektor viele dringende Fragen in sehr kurzer Zeit geklärt werden, sei es die anfänglichen Lockdown-Regelungen, die Impfstoffverteilung, Reisebeschränkungen sowie eine mögliche Impfimpflicht bzw. Anpassung der Impfstoffe an neue Virusvarianten (eine Langfassung des Calls finden Sie im angehängten pdf)
Die Covid-19-Pandemie zeigt sich als ein multidimensionales Phänomen, das sich aus vielerlei Richtungen beforschen lässt. Die hier anzukündigende Netzwerktagung möchte sich mit speziellen medikalen Alltagswelten beschäftigen.
Arbeitsfragen des Netzwerktreffens
Fokussieren möchten wir mit dem aktuellen Netzwerktreffen die kulturellen, sozialen und anthropologischen Veränderungen im Rahmen gesundheitsrelevanter Alltagsthemen, die sich durch die Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung der Pandemie ergeben haben:
Wie wurden soziale Isolation und Entkräftung beispielsweise in „Lockdown-Zeiten“ verarbeitet? Welche körperlichen, seelischen und emotionalen Spuren der Erschöpfung zeigen sich bei Einzelnen und sozialen Gruppen? Wie wurde emotionale wie körperliche Be- und Überlastung beispielsweise in Gesundheitsberufen und anderen „systemrelevanten“ Berufen erfahren?
Welche Auswirkungen hatten eigene oder Covid-19-Erkrankungen im persönlichen Umfeld auf die eigene Lebenswelt?
Welche (alternativen) Möglichkeiten der Erholung oder Regeneration wurden/werden genutzt? Welche Möglichkeiten der Resilienz konnten aktiviert werden?
Welche Versuche und Normalisierungsstrategien werden in konkreten Alltagswelten unternommen, „mit dem Virus zu leben“? Welche Veränderungen haben sich im sozialen und kulturellen Umgang im Alltag etabliert?
Welche Auswirkungen hat die lange Pandemiesituation auf chronische Erkrankungen?
Wie werden mediale Informationen und subjektive Erfahrungswelten im Umgang mit Covid-19 verarbeitet und in konkreten Alltagen verhandelt?
Auf welche Konzepte von Solidarität, Verantwortung, und Vertrauen wird in Krisenzeiten rekurriert?
Dies sind nur einige grobe Charakterisierungen, deren inhaltliche-funktionale Dimension in medikalen Alltagen Thema der hier anzukündigen Netzwerktagung sein können.
Das 19. DGEKW-Netzwerktreffen 2022 ist gleichsam das erste Treffen seit Pandemiebeginn. Selbstverständlich sollte sich bei aller Ermüdungserscheinung ob des Themas dieses Treffen daher wissenschaftlich der Pandemie widmen, um aus kultur- und medizinanthropologischer Perspektive einen Blick auf die vergangenen zwei Jahre zu werfen.Angesprochen sind wie immer Wissenschaftler*innen aus den Bereichen der Europäische Ethnologie/Kulturanthropologie, Medizinanthropologie und ‑ethnologie, Soziologie, Geschichte, Geschlechterforschung, Medizin, Medienwissenschaften und anderen Disziplinen, die sich aus kultursensibler Perspektive mit diesen Fragen auseinandersetzen.
Darüber hinaus spricht das Netzwerk insbesondere Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen an sich am interdisziplinären Austausch zu beteiligen. Wie auch bei den vergangenen Tagungen sind Kolleg*innen in verschiedenen Qualifizierungsphasen (BA/MA//Dissertation/Habilitation) besonders angesprochen, ihre Fragestellungen/ Werkstattberichte/ Methoden und/oder Ergebnisse im Rahmen der Netzwerktagung zum Thema „Die Ruhe nach dem Sturm? Medikalisierte Alltage im Zeiten der Covid-19-Pandemie“ vorzustellen und zu diskutieren.
Call for Papers
Wir hoffen, mit dem gewählten Themenschwerpunkt viele Kolleg*innen anzusprechen und bitten um entsprechende Themenvorschläge für Vorträge (ca. 20 min.). Durch die bestehende Kooperation mit AGEM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin e.V.) besteht die Möglichkeit, Vorträge als Zeitschriftenbeiträge in der Zeitschrift Curare im Anschluss an die Tagung zu publizieren.
Interessierte werden gebeten, ihr Vortragsthema kurz zu skizzieren (500 Wörter) und bis zum 1. Juni 2022 an Sabine Wöhlke (firstname.lastname@example.org) oder Anna Palm (email@example.com) einzureichen.
Auch Anmeldungen zur Teilnahme ohne Vortrag sind willkommen. Das Treffen soll auf die bekanntermaßen entspannte und offene wie gleichzeitig auch arbeitsintensive Art durchgeführt werden und findet erstmals in diesem Jahr an der Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) in Hamburg in Präsenz (ggf. als hybride Veranstaltung) statt.
Neben dem Themenschwerpunkt wird ein Zeitslot für die Diskussion zur Umbenennung des Netzwerkes durchgeführt. Hierfür werden wir zeitnah eine separate Mail über den Netzwerkverteiler versenden, so dass sich Angehörige des Netzwerkes, die nicht an dem Treffen teilnehmen, an der Diskussion beteiligen können. Es wird eine Teilnahmegebühr von 30 Euro für die Verpflegung während der Tagung erhoben. Kosten für Reise und Unterkunft können nicht erstattet werden. Alle Teilnehmenden erhalten zeitnah Programminformationen sowie Anreise- und Unterkunftsinformationen.
Beauty and the State. Bodily Self-Making, Citizenship and the Politics of Belonging
International conference at the FU Berlin.
Keynote speakers: Prof. Alvaro Jarrín (College of the Holy Cross) and Prof. Jie Yang (Simon Fraser University)
Far from being simply ‘in the eye of the beholder,’ beauty is a morally laden and deeply social affair intricately linked to constellations of power, the imagination of boundaries and normative regimes. In recent years, scholarly works have investigated a consistently growing, global beauty industry and its impact on body images, beauty practices and projects of self-making across the globe. They have shown that, while beauty norms and body images circulate globally, they materialize in particular settings, and that beauty markets remain highly fragmented. In this conference, we wish to go beyond the debate over the global versus the local dimensions of bodily beauty and place the spotlight on the (bio-)political operations and politics of beauty on the level of the state. While images of beauty form part of the ideological grounding and intimate operation of state power, state practices also shape a great deal of the beauty industry’s critical infrastructure, for example, through taxes and legislation, visual technologies and public policies.
This becomes clear, for example, by looking at the regulation of chemical ingredients in cosmetic products, such as skin whiteners or toners; the requirements for training as a beauty therapist or for opening up a beauty salon or clinic; or definitions of body modifications as ‘therapeutic’ in contrast to ‘aesthetic,’ which implies public health insurance coverage and, possibly, the public demand to a ‘right to beauty’, for example, in Brazil (Edmonds 2007). State regulations may contribute to the professionalization or medicalization of the beauty sector, but they may also create black markets and shadow economies. They may promote beauty as a viable employment niche, or they may contribute to further marginalizing those typically employed in the sector, namely rural or migrant women with a working-class background.
Moreover, if we understand citizenship as constituted through everyday ‘acts’ rather than formal status (Isin 2008), bodily appearances and visual technologies come into view as crucial domains in the relationship between the state as an actor and its citizens. Notions such as ‘cosmetic citizenship’ (Jarrín 2017) and ‘aesthetic citizenship’ (Liebelt 2019) have elaborated on beauty as a biopolitical field of self-making and a site of disciplining, educating and creating ‘proper’ citizens through visual technologies of surveillance and recognition, including the recognition of ‘strangers’ (Ahmed 2000). This becomes especially clear when looking at China, where multi-million-dollar investments in beauty pageants, salons and training initiatives by the state form part of a historical trajectory of ‘somatic engineering’ (Gimpel 2013) rooted in the expectation that each citizen should visibly embody societal norms such as ‘progress’ and ‘modernity’, or ‘aesthetic governance’ (Yang 2011). Thus, Jie Yang (2011) analyses the growing investments in beauty in China as part of a biopolitical strategy that functions as an aesthetic and affective pedagogy, which creates dominant norms of appearance within a heterogeneous population. Visions of appropriate embodiment are also clearly gendered. This is exemplified by the Chinese state regulator’s pressure on tech companies in late 2021 to ban male celebrities from television and video streaming sites, many of whom had risen to fame in the popular boys’ love fiction genre, by arguing that they look ‘too girly’.
Contemporary beauty politics are also embedded in larger constellations of power, as well as histories of imperial and colonial violence. Discussing the setting up of a Beauty Academy in war-torn Kabul by American professionals, Mimi Thi Nguyen (2011) argues that, in the context of humanitarian imperialism, beauty in the early 2000s was being ‘recruited to go to war’ in Afghanistan and was becoming a new form of global biopower. In this context, beauty assumed a moral and ‘civilizational’ dimension on a supra-national scale, albeit backed by state regulation, infrastructure and power.
In this conference, we wish to investigate the relationship between beauty and the state by highlighting how state institutions and translocal regimes of power shape gendered norms of appearance, but also how the transnational circulation of products, images and technologies shape the field of beauty in relation to state authorities, regulations and ideologies. By doing so, we intend to build on and extend existing scholarship on embodied aesthetics in the fields of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Critical Race Studies, Gender and Queer Studies and related disciplines. We aim to bring together ethnographic and conceptual works on processes of biopolitical discipline, control and self-making in relation to beauty norms, politics and practices. We are especially interested in forms of cosmetic or aesthetic citizenship as a central axis of political regulation on the one hand and embodied acts for negotiations of somatic belonging on the other.
We look forward to receiving submissions that engage with one or more of the following questions:
· What is the beauty sector’s role in the forging of state ideologies and nationalisms? How are notions such as (national) progress or modernity linked with bodily norms and aesthetics? What is the role of beauty in the relational dynamic between the practices and representational images of the state (Thelen, Vetters and Benda-Beckmann 2018)?
· What translocal geographies of power are at work in the interplay between bodily self-making, citizenship and the politics of belonging? What kind of (state) policies and (visual) technologies are used to create, monitor and control hegemonic appearance norms? How do people relate to and experience these policies and technologies (e.g., racial profiling)?
· What are the fault lines in processes of aesthetic marginalization within or between regions, nation states and/or cities? How do they relate to national policies and state regulations, for example in the health sector? How do techniques of visual recognition affect citizen and non-citizen subjects along intersectional lines of oppression?
· How is the body shaped to conform to hegemonic norms of gendered, classed and racialized beauty, and how do these norms, e.g., of femininity and masculinity, crystallize in this process?What kinds of somatic practices and affects counteract hegemonic appearance norms or are capable of questioning and transforming them? In what ways do these norms affect processes of aesthetic self-making, including processes of self-disciplining?
· How do subjects more generally contribute to national and/or state projects of crafting citizens (visually) and of the disciplining and monitoring of aesthetic norms? How do they defy or creatively rework them towards their own goals?
We intend to publish the conference outcomes in the form of an edited volume with a high-ranking international publisher. Therefore, papers will be pre-circulated one month prior to our meeting, and everybody is asked to read everybody’s paper before arrival. Based on these readings, we will discuss and thoroughly engage with each other’s work during the conference, rather than have classic paper presentations.
A limited amount of financial support for accommodation and travel will be made available. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for funding.
To participate, please send your abstracts (500 words) and a short CV to GKS@polsoz.fu-berlin.de by June 19th, 2022. Accepted abstracts will be announced by mid-July 2022.
ANTHROPological Student Conference
Conference for all early career researchers (especially PhD students) in the historical town of Telč in Southwestern Moravia
The deadline for abstract submission is
June 16th, 2022
ANTHROPological Student Conference 2022
When: September 1–2, 2022
Where: The conference will be held in the historical town of Telč in
Who: All early career researchers (especially PhD students)
The main theme of the conference will be the fundamental issues and challenges
that we as anthropologists are facing in the coming decades. We invite
contributions from both biological anthropology and social cultural anthropology
discussing, but not limited to, the following three primary areas of focus within
the European Research region:
1) Health, demographic change and well-being: The improvement of people’s health
and standard of living throughout the life course.
2) Innovative and safe inclusive societies: How are various populations around
the globe working to develop innovative, safe and inclusive societies within the
context of change and growing global interdependence?
3) Digital technologies, interconnectedness and privacy: Recent advancements in
how data are collected, stored and shared have introduced enormous research
potential. However, these technologies can introduce challenges to personal
privacy and security. How is the interface between advancing methodologies and
personal security being managed? What are suggestions for the future?
We welcome different and creative interpretations of these topics, as well as
contributions from other areas of interest within anthropology.
There will be no fee to attend the conference, and food and accommodation will be
covered by the organizers for presenting participants.
For submitting your abstract and getting more information contact:
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.
We are pleased to announce the 6th World Congress of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP2022), which will be held from the 14th of September to the 17th of September, 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
WACP2022 is the most important event worldwide for cultural psychiatry, attracting colleagues from mental health and academia to discuss any topic related to cultural psychiatry orits applications. The central theme of WACP2022 is The Cultural Perspective in Psychiatry: Re-Conceptualizing Context and Culture to Meet the Needs of a Globalizing World.
WACP2022 will take place at the Postillion Convention Center WTC in Rotterdam. The city of Rotterdam is one of the most culturally diverse cities of the Netherlands with Europe’s mainport, that connects continents. In the field of architecture, music, theater, film, and museums, Rotterdam has a cosmopolitan level of facilities.
More information regarding WACP2022 will follow soon. Please have a look at our conference website: www.wacp2022.org for recent updates.
In advance of the conference in 2022, we are excited to announce two free webinars which will be held on the 19th of November, 2021. Please find more information here.
Looking forward seeing you all in 2022 at Postillion Convention Center WTC Rotterdam!
On behalf of the local organizing committee: Mario Braakman Forugh Karimi Hans Rohlof.
SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER 30 FREE WEBINAR ON
FAMILY AND CULTURE IN TIMES OF GLOBALIZATION
There is still time to sign up and participate in the September 30th webinar organized by our Family and Culture Special Interest Group. Please register using the following link:
HELP EXPAND THE PRESENCE OF WACP THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
We are starting a campaign to expand our global reach through social media. Our goal is to facilitate the interaction of our members and friends by identifying common interests and expanding access to cultural psychiatry activities and resources.
Our trainee and student section, led by William Affleck with support of Shabana Jamani, will lead a social media effort with three goals:
expand student and young professional interest and engagement with WACP;
provide young professionals the opportunity to network, and share their own research / work in cultural psychiatry
increase collaborations between WACP and student young professionals
We encourage you to participate by referencing our social media channels in your professional postings. This will allow us to further disseminate your activities and expand the WACP network.
Linkedin: please connect with Dr. William Affleck, president of the Trainee Section of the WACP. His profile can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-affleck-aa313b1b7/. In addition please list WACP in your own profiles in Linkedin and follow our page at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-association-of-cultural-psychiatry/
Please disseminate the availability of these social media platforms among your colleagues, students and trainees. We hope to see an expanded engagement on cultural psychiatry as we prepare for our 2022 World Congress.
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.