Kommende Veranstaltungen aus dem interdisziplinären Arbeitsfeld Ethnologie und Medizin

Wir freuen uns über Veranstaltungshinweise per E-Mail.

25. Mrz – 03. Jul 2022

Gestrickte Anatomie von Katharina Sabernig


Stu­dio-Ausstel­lung in der Neuen Galerie Graz

Eröff­nung am 24.03.2022 um 19:00 Uhr im stu­dio der Neuen Galerie Graz.

Die Ausstel­lung ist fol­glich vom 25.03. bis zum 03.07.2022 in unserem Haus zu sehen.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen.‑1

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

24. Mai 2022

Anna Corwin: Embracing Age. How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well


The next talk in the online webi­nar series Unfold­ing Fini­tudes: Cur­rent Ethno­gra­phies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care on Tues­day May 24, 2022, 17.00–18.30 CEST.

We would like to invite you to attend the next talk in the online webi­nar series Unfold­ing Fini­tudes: Cur­rent Ethno­gra­phies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care on Tues­day May 24, 2022, 17.00–18.30 CEST.

We are very hap­py to announce that in this webi­nar Dr. Anna Cor­win (Saint Mary’s Col­lege of Cal­i­for­nia) will talk about her recent book Embrac­ing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Mod­els of Aging Well. Dr. Kris­tine Krause (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam) will act as dis­cus­sant for the talk.

Reg­is­tra­tion: If you would like to join the webi­nar, please reg­is­ter here. You will then receive the zoom-link for the webi­nar one week in advance.

NB: Please note that this webi­nar starts lat­er in the day than pre­vi­ous webi­na­rs in this series, name­ly at 17.00hrs CEST.

About the book

Embrac­ing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Mod­els of Aging Well exam­ines a com­mu­ni­ty of indi­vid­u­als whose aging tra­jec­to­ries con­trast main­stream Amer­i­can expe­ri­ences. In main­stream Amer­i­can soci­ety, aging is pre­sent­ed as a “prob­lem,” a state to be avoid­ed as long as pos­si­ble, a state that threat­ens one’s abil­i­ty to main­tain inde­pen­dence, auton­o­my, con­trol over one’s sur­round­ings. Aging “well” (or avoid­ing aging) has become a twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry Amer­i­can pre­oc­cu­pa­tion. Embrac­ing Age pro­vides a win­dow into the every­day lives of Amer­i­can Catholic nuns who expe­ri­ence longevi­ty and remark­able health and well-being at the end of life. Catholic nuns aren’t only health­i­er in old­er age, they are health­i­er because they prac­tice a cul­ture of accep­tance and grace around aging. Embrac­ing Age demon­strates how aging in the con­vent becomes under­stood by the nuns to be a nat­ur­al part of the life course, not one to be feared or avoid­ed. Anna I. Cor­win shows read­ers how Catholic nuns cre­ate a cul­tur­al com­mu­ni­ty that pro­vides a mod­el for how to grow old, decline, and die that is both embed­ded in Amer­i­can cul­ture and quite dis­tinct from oth­er Amer­i­can models.

About Anna Corwin

Dr. Anna I. Cor­win is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at Saint Mary’s Col­lege of Cal­i­for­nia. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and is a recip­i­ent of fel­low­ships from the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion and The Nation­al Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties for her research on aging and well-being.

About Unfold­ing Finitudes

The Euro­pean Research Coun­cil-fund­ed Glob­al­iz­ing Pal­lia­tive Care project at Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty is host­ing a three-month­ly webi­nar series that high­lights cur­rent anthro­po­log­i­cal research on care, aging and dying. Dur­ing this series, invit­ed speak­ers present their recent or ongo­ing ethno­graph­ic work in this field. Our aim is to cre­ate a plat­form for dis­cus­sion of nov­el anthro­po­log­i­cal per­spec­tives on unfold­ing fini­tudes at the end of life.

We hope to see you in the webinar!

Best wish­es,

Natashe Lemos Dekker and Annemarie Samuels

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

24. Mai 2022

Ruth Prince: Refiguring the Social? Health Insurance for the Poor in Kenya


Hybrid sem­i­nar on 24th May 2022 at 16:00–17:15bst as part of the LSHTM Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy series.

You can join in per­son at the Man­son Lec­ture The­atre in our Kep­pel Street build­ing in Lon­don, or join online in zoom webi­nar:



Across the globe, cur­rent moves towards Uni­ver­sal Health Cov­er­age (UHC) appear to extend ‘the social’. Reviv­ing a lan­guage of fair­ness and social jus­tice, sol­i­dar­i­ty and human rights, UHC promis­es to ensure access to qual­i­ty health­care for all ‘with­out finan­cial hard­ship’. In Africa, moves towards UHC involve exper­i­men­ta­tion with pro­gres­sive poli­cies of expand­ing state respon­si­bil­i­ty for health­care and social pro­tec­tion for cit­i­zens. How­ev­er, they also occur amidst con­tin­u­al expan­sion of pri­vate health­care and grow­ing social inequal­i­ty. Indeed, UHC can eas­i­ly be dis­missed as a stick­ing plas­ter solu­tion that mere­ly repro­duces neolib­er­al forms of gov­er­nance and health­care reform, offer­ing min­i­mal forms of finan­cial pro­tec­tion and health­care for tar­get­ed ben­e­fi­cia­ries such as ‘the poor’.

Our research aims to move beyond the impasse between endorse­ment and cri­tique to take seri­ous­ly the aspi­ra­tions and inter­pre­ta­tions of actors, and the trans­la­tions and fric­tions involved in moves towards expand­ing access to health care for ‘all’. In this vein, Pro­fes­sor Prince’s pre­sen­ta­tion will fol­low the Kenyan government’s recent attempts to expand health insur­ance for its cit­i­zens. She draws upon ethno­graph­ic research con­duct­ed in sev­er­al peri­ods from 2018 to the present with actors involved in the design and imple­men­ta­tion of these schemes, as well as with ordi­nary Kenyans strug­gling to access health­care. In doing so she explores rela­tions between pol­i­cy design and imple­men­ta­tion as actors strug­gle with a spec­trum of com­plex­i­ties, from locat­ing ‘the poor’ to dig­i­tal reg­is­tra­tion, to ensur­ing finan­cial flows and the deliv­ery of medicine.


Ruth Prince is Pro­fes­sor of Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo. She leads a Euro­pean Research Coun­cil Start­ing Grant project, ‘Uni­ver­sal Health Cov­er­age and the Pub­lic Good in Africa: Anthro­po­log­i­cal Per­spec­tives’, which explores rela­tions between health care, cit­i­zen­ship and the state, and between for­mal and infor­mal forms of wel­fare and social sol­i­dar­i­ty. She is cur­rent­ly study­ing Kenya’s exper­i­ments with uni­ver­sal health cov­er­age and health insur­ance mar­kets, social net­works of care, and class relations.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

27. Mai 2022



Inter­na­tion­al hybrid con­fer­ence ded­i­cat­ed to the social mean­ings and expec­ta­tions of the skin – orga­nized by the Insti­tute of Social Sci­ences – Uni­ver­si­ty of Lisbon

02. Jun – 04. Jun 2022

AGEM Jahrestagung 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

Please down­load the pro­gram here.


General information

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

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

09. Jun – 10. Jun 2022

Pluralizing Global Mental Health. Care, crisis, and critique


The Edin­burgh Cen­tre for Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy Bien­ni­al conference

Full details here and draft pro­gramme:

Reg­is­tra­tion link:

Reg­is­tra­tion £30; £0 for stu­dents, low/unwaged, pre­car­i­ous­ly employed, and peo­ple resid­ing in low- and mid­dle-income countries.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

10. Jun 2022

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)

Loca­tion: hybrid

Room: WATERLOO WBW G/552 (Free Lunch and refreshments)

 Join on your com­put­er or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3787 4277„897610283#   Unit­ed King­dom, London

Phone Con­fer­ence ID: 897 610 283#

Find a local num­ber | Reset PIN

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.    


The Pro­gramme

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.

11:00–11-15 Break

11:15–12:00 Nyaradza­yi Gum­bonzvan­da. Pre­sen­ta­tion title: TBC

12:00–12:45 Lunch

12:45–13:30 Hári Sewell- Pre­sen­ta­tion Title: White­ness Cen­tred By Design: Account­abil­i­ty, Meth­ods and Col­lec­tive Action in Decol­o­niz­ing Education

13:30–13:45 Break

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

15:15 Clos­ing

If you have any query please contact

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

16. Jun – 17. Jun 2022

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 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.”




Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

07. Jul – 08. Jul 2022

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 ( oder Anna Palm ( 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.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

19. Jul – 21. Jul 2022

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 by June 19th, 2022. Accept­ed abstracts will be announced by mid-July 2022.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

07. Aug – 16. Okt 2022

Medicine & Ethics Go Viral


Online- und Offline-Ausstel­lung in Göt­tin­gen – organ­isiert vom Insti­tut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medi­zin, Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen in Koop­er­a­tion mit dem Depart­ment Gesund­heitswis­sen-schaften, Hochschule für Ange­wandte Wis­senschaften Hamburg

Liebe Kolleg*innen,

gerne möcht­en wir Sie auf die Online-Ausstel­lung „Med­i­cine & Ethics Go Viral“ aufmerk­sam machen.

Wir sind ein Pro­jekt-Team unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Silke Schick­tanz vom Insti­tut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medi­zin der Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen und Prof. Dr. Sabine Wöh­lke vom Depart­ment Gesund­heitswis­senschaften der Hochschule für Ange­wandte Wis­senschaften Hamburg.

Im Rah­men des von der VW Stiftung geförderten Pro­jek­tes haben wir Bioethiker*innen aus der ganzen Welt inter­viewt und diese nach ihrer Exper­tise und ihren Erfahrun­gen mit der gegen­wär­ti­gen COVID-19-Pan­demie befragt. Das Resul­tat ist eine kosten­los zugängliche Online-Ausstel­lung mit mehr als 20 Video-Pod­casts zu den unter­schiedlich­sten Aspek­ten der Pan­demie. Ange­sprochen wur­den u.a. dieR­es­sourcenknap­pheit in klin­is­chen und pflegerischen Ein­rich­tun­gen, psy­chis­che Prob­leme vor dem Hin­ter­grund sozialer Iso­la­tion oder etwa die Arbeits­be­din­gun­gen während der Pandemie.

Das Mate­r­i­al ist frei zugänglich und kosten­los abrufbar.

Mehr Infor­ma­tio­nen find­en Sie unter:

Das Pro­jekt möchte die Besucher*innen auch zum Mit­machen anre­gen. Diese kön­nen beispiel­sweise Teil unser­er Online-Ausstel­lung wer­den, indem sie einen Beitrag zur virtuellen Objek­t­samm­lung ein­re­ichen. Dazu müssen diese ein­fach ein Foto hochladen, das sie per­sön­lich mit der Pan­demie verbinden und eine kurze Begrün­dung für ihre Auswahl beifü­gen. Unseren Kolleg*innen aus dem Bere­ich Medizin‑, Pflege‑, und Pub­lic Health-Ethik bieten wir auf der Web­seite zudem in Kürze Lehr­ma­te­r­i­al für die Ethik­lehre an.

Wir wür­den uns freuen, wenn Sie über unser Pro­jekt bericht­en kön­nten und ste­hen Ihnen für Rück­fra­gen gerne zur Verfügung.

Mit fre­undlichen Grüßen

Prof. Dr. Silke Schick­tanz  & Prof. Dr. Sabine Wöhlke

Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Göt­tin­gen | Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter Göttingen

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

01. Sep – 02. Sep 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
south­west­ern Moravia
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:

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

14. Sep – 17. Sep 2022

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: 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.


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:


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.
Face­book: @WorldCulturalPsy
Twit­ter: @WACP06
Linkedin: please con­nect with Dr. William Affleck, pres­i­dent of the Trainee Sec­tion of the WACP. His pro­file can be found at: In addi­tion please list WACP in your own pro­files in Linkedin and fol­low our page at:
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.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

15. Sep – 17. Sep 2022

6th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry


6th World Con­gress of Cul­tur­al Psy­chi­a­try from 15 to 17 Sep­tem­ber in Rot­ter­dam, the Netherlands.

Please find attached a reminder for the Call for Abstracts for the 6th World Con­gress of Cul­tur­al Psy­chi­a­try of the WACP, 15–17 sep­tem­ber, 2022 in Rot­ter­dam, the Netherlands.

All infor­ma­tion is avail­able on

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

23. Sep – 24. Sep 2022

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.

Vergangene Veranstaltungen


13. Mai 2022

Refugee Mental Health and Place


Conference hosted by the Refugee Mental Health and Place network in collaboration with the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health and the Department of Population Health Sciences at King's College London.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

12. Mai - 14. Mai 2022

Mantras. Sound, Materiality, and the Body


International workshop convened at the the Department South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna and co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary South Asia at Brown University.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

29. Apr 2022

Ecologies of remembrance: Situating the afterlives of migrant dead at sea in Italy (1997-2019) | LSHTM


We are delighted to be hosting Dr Vanessa Grotti to give our next LSHTM Medical Anthropology Seminar: Ecologies of remembrance: Situating the afterlives of migrant dead at sea in Italy (1997-2019).

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

21. Apr - 23. Apr 2022

Exploration of identity: Language, Embodiment, Intersectionality & Justice


43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) at Marriott Providence Downtown Providence, Rhode Island

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

29. Mrz 2022

Booster oder Dämpfer? Über das gesellschaftliche Vertrauen in die (Lebens-)Wissenschaften während der Pandemie – und danach


Round Table der Stiftung Charité.

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10