12TH MAYS MEETING – Medical Anthropology for All? Changing Anthropology in a Pandemic World

19.08.2021 - 21.08.2021
Medical Anthropology Young Scholars, Warsaw, -, -, Polen.


The pandemic has been a world-shattering phenomenon, a single event that has so clearly affected all societies across the globe. Even as vaccinations against COVID-19 are being administrated in many countries worldwide, health experts are unable to predict when the pandemic will end. Going forward, we will all continue to contend to changes it brought to the many registers of everyday life globally. Anthropology – a discipline that changes with the world in which it engages – must too adjust accordingly.

As COVID-19 dominates academic research and funding, challenging our work, we invite student and early-career researchers from across the social sciences to join us in a discussion on the effects and affects of the pandemic within fieldworks and disciplines.

In 2021 we are dedicating the Annual MAYS Meeting to an issue that we see as pressing to all of social sciences in the post/pandemic times. As such, we encourage submissions from graduate students and early-career scholars in medical anthropology and related fields, as well as from those who locate themselves at the periphery, but were forced by the circumstances to engage with health-related social sciences. Comparative pieces on the before and after of the pandemic are particularly welcome.

The meeting will be held in Warsaw, after exactly 10 years since the last MAYS meeting took place in the capitol city of Poland. Provisional dates for the meeting are August 19th – 21st.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 31st, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: April 15th, 2021
Deadline for Paper Submission: July 5th, 202

More information: https://mayseasa.org/2021/01/18/12th-mays-meeting-cfp-now-open/