AGEM-ANNUAL CONFERENCE 33 – Radical Health. Doing Medicine, Health Care, and Anthropology of the Good

24.06.2021 - 27.06.2021
Online, -, - -, Deutschland.


We are pleased to invite you to the

33. annual conference of the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM) in cooperation with the AG Medical Anthropology (AGMA) of the German Association for Social- and Cultural Anthropology (DGSKA), and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin – funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

June 24 to 27, 2021 online.

In contemporary times of proliferating neoliberalization, augmenting socio-economic disparity, environmental degradation, and political struggles around identities and belonging, health and well-being are becoming increasingly fragile. Not least, COVID-19 illustrates how intimately entangled economic, ecological, social, cultural, and political factors can be, and how they affect people’s living environments, health, and health care provision. Our conference brings together the fields of medical anthropology, medicine, and public/global health to focus attention on how ‘healthy futures’ can be envisioned, theorized, and actually ‘done’ despite multiple constraints. We gather social scientists, medical professionals, health activists, and artists whose contributions will open up avenues toward an understanding of what is conducive to “good” health. 

Keynote address “Good for what: Radical health in the midst of an epidemic” by Professor Adia Benton (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois), on Thursday, 24 June 2021, 19-20 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

The conference begins on Thursday, 24 June 2021 at 14.30 CEST (Central European Summer Time, UTC/GMT +2 hours)

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