11. – 26. Feb 2024

Ethics seminars for 2024


Offered by the St. André Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Ethics and Integri­ty (France)

St. André Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Ethics and Integri­ty is pleased to announce the fol­low­ing Ethics sem­i­nars for 2024

Ethics of End-of-Life Care: Con­tri­bu­tions from the Arts and Human­i­ties (Feb­ru­ary 11–17, 2024, in Rome, Italy)

Ethics Edu­ca­tors Work­shop (Sep­tem­ber 16–20, 2024, in Rochefort du Gard, near Avi­gnon, France) 

Bioethics Col­lo­qui­um (Sep­tem­ber 23–26, 2024, in Rochefort du Gard, near Avi­gnon, France)

Health Care Ethics: Catholic Per­spec­tives (Octo­ber 22–26, 2024, in Rochefort du Gard, near Avi­gnon, France)

More info here

If you are inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing or have ques­tions about the sem­i­nars, please con­tact Dr. Jos Welie MA, MMeds, JD, PhD, FACD direct­ly: info[at]

Fly­er-StAI­CEI 2024 seminars


23. – 26. Mai 2024

Transition in Health


Work­shop at VANDA (Vien­na Anthro­pol­o­gy Days)

Work­shop „Tran­si­tion in Health”
VANDA (Vien­na Anthro­pol­o­gy Days) Con­fer­enceni in Vienna
Sep­tem­ber 23–26, 2024
Orga­nized by Eva-Maria Knoll & Mal­go­rza­ta Rajtar
Dead­line: 01.06.2024

Anthro­pol­o­gy has long been pre­oc­cu­pied with tran­si­tion. Tran­si­tions, famous­ly cap­tured by Van Gennep’s “rites of pas­sage” or Turner’s con­cept of “lim­i­nal­i­ty”, punc­tu­ate human life, which is embed­ded in cul­ture and soci­ety. Tran­si­tion may also serve as a lens to ana­lyze change and adap­ta­tion in soci­ety (e.g. Hasan 2023) and was exten­sive­ly used in the con­text of post­so­cial­ism (e.g. Buyan­del­geriyn 2008). Build­ing on this long-stand­ing tra­di­tion of anthro­po­log­i­cal engage­ment with the con­cept of tran­si­tion, this work­shop invites social sci­ence, in par­tic­u­lar ethno­graph­ic con­tri­bu­tions focus­ing on spa­tial, struc­tur­al, and tem­po­ral aspects of tran­si­tions in the med­ical field. In med­i­cine, tran­si­tion is e.g. under­stood as a “mul­ti-dimen­sion­al process, involv­ing patients, care­givers, providers, and the med­ical sys­tem as a whole” (Cheng et al. 2021). Due to the devel­op­ment of med­ical tech­nolo­gies and treat­ment modal­i­ties, an increas­ing num­ber of peo­ple with chron­ic and/or rare dis­eases reach adult­hood and expe­ri­ence a tran­si­tion from pedi­atric to adult care (Jae 2018). In some instances, this is unchart­ed ter­ri­to­ry for both patients and care providers. Tran­si­tions, as pas­sages of change, may also be expe­ri­enced on a mun­dane lev­el by patients who change their dietary and/or drug reg­i­mens or by health per­son­nel who climb the med­ical career lad­der. We encour­age ethno­graph­i­cal­ly ground­ed analy­ses that address both large-scale tran­si­tions and mun­dane moments of tran­si­tion in health and health­care. We are also inter­est­ed in papers exam­in­ing failed tran­si­tions or tran­si­tions that had to be abandoned. 



4. – 6. Jun 2024

Writing Workshop Healthy Life, Happy Life: Immigration and Health in Post-Pandemic Times


Cfp for a writ­ing Work­shop at Ca’ Fos­cari Uni­ver­si­ty of Venice

Anthro­pol­o­gy Sum­mer Writ­ing Workshop
June 4–6, 2024
„Healthy Life, Hap­py Life: Immi­gra­tion and Health in Post-Pan­dem­ic Times”

Near­ly four years have passed since the out­break of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. Immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties have been some of the most affect­ed pop­u­la­tions with regards to expo­sure to the virus, infec­tion, dis­ease, death, eco­nom­ic dis­lo­ca­tion, stress, racism, as well as long-term trau­ma. These impacts echo what med­ical anthro­pol­o­gists have spot­light­ed about the social pro­duc­tion of sick­ness, social suf­fer­ing, and oth­er health con­se­quences of struc­tur­al vio­lence. Yet, a sig­nif­i­cant cor­pus of work has also high­light­ed immi­grants’ resilient sub­jec­tiv­i­ty and resis­tance to struc­tur­al inequal­i­ties in their every­day pro­duc­tion and man­age­ment of health through self-care, alter­na­tive health­care pro­vi­sions, and transna­tion­al social net­works, among oth­er strate­gies. These immi­grant sub­jects envi­sion, prac­tice, and nego­ti­ate for „good” health and for a „good” life while nav­i­gat­ing social, struc­tur­al, and mate­r­i­al con­straints in the intri­ca­cies of their lived expe­ri­ences amid com­plex and some­times ambigu­ous pow­er dynamics.
Our three-day writ­ing work­shop focus­es on ongo­ing anthro­po­log­i­cal work at the inter­sec­tion of migra­tion, health, and hap­pi­ness. We endeav­or to inves­ti­gate how immi­grants with their own sets of iden­ti­ties per­ceive their bod­ies and man­age their health in pur­suit of a good, hap­py life in post-pan­dem­ic times. Towards this end, we invite sub­mis­sions from anthro­pol­o­gists whose ethno­graph­ic stud­ies explore post-pan­dem­ic trans­for­ma­tions among immi­grants in under­stand­ing health and hap­pi­ness across local and transna­tion­al con­texts. Papers explor­ing the fol­low­ing ques­tions are espe­cial­ly wel­come: (1) Has the pan­dem­ic impact­ed immi­grants’ per­cep­tions of health’s role in the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness and a good life? (2) How do immi­grants re-envi­sion and rene­go­ti­ate both health and hap­pi­ness while nav­i­gat­ing post-pan­dem­ic uncer­tain­ty, pre­car­i­ty, and inequal­i­ties? (3) How do immi­grants’ health prac­tices and health­care encoun­ters since the pan­dem­ic affect these biopo­lit­i­cal sub­jects’ belong­ing and iden­ti­ty mak­ing? (4) What role has the pan­dem­ic and recov­ery played in immi­grants’ sense of health and hap­pi­ness in their new nation of settlement? 

Work­shop Overview:

This Anthro­pol­o­gy Sum­mer Writ­ing Work­shop is sup­port­ed by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Marie Curie Indi­vid­ual Fel­low­ship. It will be host­ed by Ca’ Fos­cari Uni­ver­si­ty of Venice in Italy on June 4–6, 2024.
Each par­tic­i­pant will pre-cir­cu­late their work­ing paper and have their work dis­cussed by fel­low par­tic­i­pants in a sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment. These papers will be even­tu­al­ly con­sid­ered for a jour­nal spe­cial issue orga­nized around the work­shop topic.
To bet­ter facil­i­tate this writ­ing work­shop in the for­mat of small-group dis­cus­sion, we encour­age appli­ca­tions from par­tic­i­pants who are able to ful­ly attend this three-day work­shop in person. 


Grazia Deng, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Marie Curie Fel­low, Ca’ Fos­cari Uni­ver­si­ty of Venice
Andrea Flo­res, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Brown University 


Dead­line for abstracts sub­mis­sion: Jan­u­ary 19, 2024
Announce­ment of accep­tance: Feb­ru­ary 2, 2024
Dead­line for paper sub­mis­sion: May 3, 2024
Work­shop dates: June 4–6, 2024. 


To apply, please sub­mit an abstract of no more than 250 words as well as a short bio of no more than 100 words by Jan­u­ary 19, 2024. Abstracts can be sub­mit­ted online at

Please note that par­tic­i­pants have to arrange their own trav­els and accom­mo­da­tion. No trav­el grants are avail­able. Lunch­es and cof­fee will be provided. 

For ques­tions, please email Grazia Deng ( or Andrea Flo­res (


12. – 15. Jun 2024

Healing Ecologies and Medical Diversity: Ethnographic Approaches to Wellbeing


Sapien­za Uni­ver­si­ty of Rome

5. – 6. Jul 2024

Marburger Gespräche zur Alten Heilkunde


Jahre­str­e­f­fen der „Mar­burg­er Gespräche zur Alten Heilkunde“ (MGAH)

3. Jahre­str­e­f­fen der „Mar­burg­er Gespräche zur Alten Heilkunde“ (MGAH)
05. und 06. Juli 2024
Land­grafen­saal des Hes­sis­chen Staat­sarchivs Mar­burg (Friedrich­splatz 15, 35037 Marburg)




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6. – 20. Jul 2024

Research-creation: critique, care and collaboration through creative practice


Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit Ams­ter­dam Sum­mer School

„Research-cre­ation: cri­tique, care and col­lab­o­ra­tion through cre­ative practice”
VU Ams­ter­dam Sum­mer School
8–19 July

The course is aimed at sup­port­ing advanced Bach­e­lor stu­dents and first year Mas­ter stu­dents. It will be taught in person/on cam­pus and car­ries a study load of 3 ECTS.
For those unfa­mil­iar with the term, research-cre­ation is an approach to research that engages artis­tic expres­sion, schol­ar­ly inves­ti­ga­tion, curios­i­ty, and exper­i­men­ta­tion. In prac­tice, this means that research top­ics are select­ed and explored through a cre­ation process, such as the pro­duc­tion of a film or video, per­for­mance or instal­la­tion, sound-work, zine, or mul­ti­me­dia arts/texts.
This sum­mer, the course will have a spe­cial focus on rela­tion­ships, men­tal health, con­flict in col­lab­o­ra­tions, and the messi­ness of co-cre­ative work. We will draw on spe­cif­ic exam­ples from queer, anti-colo­nial, migrant jus­tice, and Pales­tin­ian lib­er­a­tion move­ments. The course will incor­po­rate read­ing-based dis­cus­sions, hands-on cre­ative work­shops, and exam­ples of research-cre­ation in prac­tice, in an effort to engage broad­er dis­cus­sions con­cern­ing method­ol­o­gy, ethics, respon­si­bil­i­ty, and (insti­tu­tion­al) solidarities/activism with­in and beyond the uni­ver­si­ty. To this end, this course will include pre­sen­ta­tions by schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers from inside and out­side of academia.
You can read more and reg­is­ter here.


22. – 23. Jul 2024

Thinking with Drugs: Interventions in the Social


Event at Gold­smiths Uni­ver­si­ty (Lon­don)

„Think­ing with Drugs: Inter­ven­tions in the Social”
When: 22–23 July
Where: Gold­smiths, Uni­ver­si­ty of London.
CFP dead­line: 10 May

The work­shop explores inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research on drugs can gen­er­ate new insights in a time of glob­al change. It is organ­ised by a group of Aus­tralian and UK-based schol­ars work­ing across soci­ol­o­gy, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy stud­ies (STS), gen­der stud­ies and crit­i­cal drug stud­ies. The con­venors are espe­cial­ly keen to receive abstracts from ECRs and HDRs, and there may be some trav­el fund­ing to sup­port par­tic­i­pa­tion. CFP clos­es 10 May. More details and how to apply here.


9. – 10. Okt 2024

Sweden-oriented meeting for Medicine and Health Phd Students


Meet­ing at Umea Uni­ver­si­ty, Sweden

23. Okt 2024

Solidary pharma? Contemporary proposals for pharma reform in the European Union


Online webi­nar

Online Webi­nar: Sol­idary phar­ma? Con­tem­po­rary pro­pos­als for phar­ma reform in the Euro­pean Union
23rd of October
3:00 – 4:30 pm CET

Reg­is­tra­tion: Please reg­is­ter to receive a link to the webi­nar. The link will be sent to you by e‑mail a few days before the webinar.

Details: At this webi­nar, we will dis­cuss and com­pare two cur­rent pol­i­cy pro­pos­als that include calls for more sol­idary prac­tices in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sec­tor: 1) The ‘Pan­dem­ic Treaty’ that is cur­rent­ly nego­ti­at­ed, tabled by the Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Coun­cil in autumn 2021 and car­ried for­ward by the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion, and 2) the Euro­pean Commission’s pro­pos­al for reg­u­la­to­ry reform that address­es the autho­riza­tion and super­vi­sion of med­i­c­i­nal prod­ucts pub­lished in spring 2023.

These reg­u­la­to­ry mea­sures seem to devel­op through sep­a­rate process­es and are rarely dis­cussed togeth­er. How­ev­er, they share sim­i­lar aims of pro­vid­ing for more equi­table access and the shar­ing of crit­i­cal med­ical resources inter­na­tion­al­ly – albeit by dif­fer­ent pol­i­cy mea­sures. We seek to iden­ti­fy the over­laps and dis­crep­an­cies between the two pol­i­cy pro­pos­als and reflect on what aca­d­e­mics and civ­il soci­ety togeth­er might do to help direct them toward glob­al solidarity.

Three dis­tin­guished speak­ers will pro­vide a short intro­duc­tion to the pol­i­cy reforms and set the scene for discussion:

- Prof. Susi Geiger, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Dublin
– Sara Rafael Almei­da, Pol­i­cy Offi­cer, Euro­pean Commission
– Jaume Vidal, Senior Pol­i­cy Advi­sor, Health Action International


Vergangene Workshops


16. Mai 2024

From immersion to impact: How to ensure patient-centric data leads to patient-centric decisions within large health organisations


Online Talk organized by Apply Club Health Team

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

16. Mai - 17. Mai 2024

Crops and their humans: Vegetal perspectives on agricultural mobilities


Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

15. Mai 2024

Arseli Dokumaci: Activist Affordances: Disability, Shrinkage, and Improvisation


Online seminar in the frameworks of EASA Medical Anthropology Europe (MAE)

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

26. Apr 2024

Esca van Blarikom: Ethical dimension of visual methods and their role in participatory research in healthcare settings


Webinar in the frameworks of the “Images, Ageing and Care” series

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

17. Apr 2024

Webinar: Ethical Concerns. Envisioning Ethnographic Fieldwork with Cognitively Impaired Older Adults


Webinar on the special issue of the Journal of "Aging Studies" co-organized with Ethics Collective of "AgeNet"

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