Veranstaltungen

Veranstaltungskalender

An dieser Stelle präsentieren wir ausgewählte Veranstaltungen aus dem interdisziplinären Arbeitsfeld Ethnologie und Medizin.

Wir freuen uns über Veranstaltungshinweise an events@agem.de

10. Feb – 11. Feb 2023

KörperZeiten. Narrative, Praktiken und Medien

Kon­ferenz

Inter­diszi­plinäre Tagung der Isa Lohmann-Siems Stiftung im War­burg-Haus in Hamburg

Die inter­diszi­plinäre Tagung der Isa Lohmann-Siems Stiftung lotet das Ver­hält­nis von Kör­p­er und Zeitlichkeit sowie die Span­nung zwis­chen gesellschaftlichen Kör­per­vorstel­lun­gen/-ide­alen und kör­per­lichen Bed­ingth­eit­en in Beiträ­gen aus Archäolo­gie, Chrono­bi­olo­gie, Geschichte, Kul­tur­wis­senschaft, Anthro­polo­gie, Kun­st­geschichte und Medi­en­wis­senschaften aus.

Kör­perZeit­en. Nar­ra­tive, Prak­tiken und Medien

Der men­schliche Kör­p­er ist immer auch ein Ort von Zeitlichkeit: als biol­o­gis­che Tat­sache, soziale Kon­struk­tion und Erfahrungsmedi­um. Eigen­zeitliche und epochale Kör­per­wahrnehmungen und Kör­per­bilder unter­liegen dabei steti­gen Veränderungsprozessen.
Der eigene Kör­p­er durch­läuft bis zum Tod einen ständi­gen Wan­del, der Ist-Zus­tand verän­dert sich per­ma­nent. Zeitliche Ein­flüsse auf den Kör­p­er lassen sich jedoch nicht nur im Biol­o­gis­chen fes­thal­ten. Kör­per­darstel­lun­gen und ‑ide­ale fol­gen gesellschaftlich geprägten und reg­ulierten Maxi­men. Diese kön­nen in Form von Klei­dung, Sport, Prothe­sen oder geziel­ten Insze­nierun­gen Aus­druck find­en und den Kör­p­er zeitweise über­for­men und transformieren.

Aktuelle und his­torische Kör­per­ver­ständ­nisse wer­den zunehmend hin­ter­fragt, her­aus­ge­fordert und debat­tiert. Sozio-kul­turelle Nar­ra­tive, wie etwa Schön­heit­side­ale, Unversehrtheit­serzäh­lun­gen oder Vorstel­lun­gen sta­bil­er Geschlecht­skon­struk­tio­nen, wer­den so auf den Prüf­s­tand gestellt. Inwieweit existieren also all­ge­me­ingültige Kör­per­nor­men, und wie sind diese zeitlich und kul­turell bedingt?
Hier set­zt die inter­diszi­plinäre Tagung der Isa Lohmann-Siems Stiftung an und lotet das Ver­hält­nis von Kör­p­er und Zeitlichkeit sowie die Span­nung zwis­chen gesellschaftlichen Kör­per­vorstel­lun­gen/-ide­alen und kör­per­lichen Bed­ingth­eit­en in Beiträ­gen aus Archäolo­gie, Chrono­bi­olo­gie, Geschichte, Kul­tur­wis­senschaft, Anthro­polo­gie, Kun­st­geschichte und Medi­en­wis­senschaften aus. Ziel ist es dabei, die kul­turellen, sozialen und materiellen For­mungen sowie die Eigen­dy­namiken des men­schlichen Kör­pers als zeit­ge­bun­dene Phänomene zu beleuchten.

Da die Tagung hybrid konzip­iert ist, kön­nen Sie auch online teil­nehmen. Nach der Anmel­dung erhal­ten Sie zeit­nah einen Zoom-Link zur Tagung. Eine Anmel­dung zur Tagung ist erforder­lich über die Home­page der Stiftung: https://www.ils-stiftung.de/aktuelle-tagung.html.

Pro­gramm

Fre­itag, 10. Feb­ru­ar 2022

09:30 Uhr Ankun­ft und Kaffee
10:00 Uhr Begrüßung und Einführung

NORMIERUNG, INSZENIERUNG UND TRANSFORMATIONEN
10:30 Uhr Felix Jäger (München): Dis­abil­i­ty Design? Verkör­pe­run­gen von Dif­ferenz und Anpas­sung in der Plat­tnerkun­st des 15. Jahrhunderts
11:15 Uhr Nina Eck­hoff-Heindl (Köln): Insze­nierung­sprak­tiken in Freak­shows des 19. Jahrhun­derts. Julia Pas­trana und die Verän­der­lichkeit von Körpernormen
12:00 Uhr Kaffeepause
12:15 Uhr Fabi­an Röder­er (Ham­burg): Zeit und Raum des Kün­stlerkör­pers in „Selb­st­porträt mit Porträt von Pyotr Kon­chalovsky“ von Ilya Mashkov
13:00 Uhr Bod­ie A. Ash­ton (Erfurt): Trans-Kör­p­er als Frage der Staatssicher­heit? Zwei Ham­burg­er Fall­stu­di­en zur Ver­fol­gung geschlecht­snonkon­former Men­schen in der NS-Zeit
13:45 Uhr Mit­tagspause und Führung durch das War­burg-Haus mit Ben­jamin Fellmann

PERFORMANZ UND STILLSTAND
14:45 Uhr Marie-Char­lotte Simons (Hildesheim): Strike a Pose. Die Kör­perZeit der Pose
15:30 Uhr Antje Krause-Wahl (Frank­furt a. M.): Kör­p­er jen­seits der Produktivität
16:15 Uhr Kaffeepause
16:45 Uhr Amelie Alter­auge (Tübin­gen): Von Todes­bildern, Kör­perkonzepten und Leichen­säften – Neuzeitliche Gruftbestat­tun­gen in Deutsch­land zwis­chen christlich­er Tra­di­tion, sozialer Repräsen­ta­tion und Aufklärung
17:30 Uhr Con­stanze Wal­len­stein (Ham­burg): Über den Tod hin­aus. Zeitkonzepte in den posthu­men Fotografien Emil­iano Zap­atas und Che Guevaras
18:15 Uhr Apéro

Sam­stag, 11. Feb­ru­ar 2022

ZEITERZÄHLUNGEN UND KÖRPERWISSEN
10:00 Uhr Hen­rik Oster (Lübeck): Kör­perZeit­en – it’s in the genes!
10:45 Uhr Robert Stock (Berlin): Diskon­tinuier­liche Zeitlichkeit: Crip Time und die Per­spek­tive der Envi­ron­men­tal Dis-/Hu­man­i­ties
11:30 Uhr Imbiss
12:00 Uhr Clau­dia Bruns (Berlin): Die Haut der Heili­gen Drei Könige – Vom Aufkom­men kolo­nial­ras­sis­tis­ch­er Ein­schrei­bun­gen in den religiösen (Kollektiv)Körper
12:45 Uhr Manuel Bolz (Ham­burg): Wie Phoenix aus der Asche? Pop­ulärkul­turelle Nar­ra­tive über Jugendlichkeit, Sex­u­al­ität und den weib­lichen Kör­p­er am Beispiel von Lady Di’s „Revenge Dress“
13:30 Uhr Faz­it und Abschluss mit Chris­tine Bischoff (Kiel)

Kon­takt
E‑Mail: koerperzeiten@gmail.com

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03. Mrz – 05. Mrz 2023

Geschichte der Psychoanalyse

Kon­ferenz

36. Sym­po­sion zur Geschichte der Psy­cho­analyse an der Inter­na­tion­al Psy­cho­an­a­lyt­ic Uni­ver­si­ty (IPU) in Berlin

Das Sym­po­sion zur Geschichte der Psy­cho­analyse find­et jährlich Ende Februar/Anfang März statt. Gegrün­det 1987 in Kas­sel von Hel­mut Junker und Ger­hard Wit­ten­berg­er, wurde es ab 1996 von Ger­hard Ficht­ner und Albrecht Hirschmüller am Insti­tut für Geschichte der Medi­zin in Tübin­gen fort­ge­führt. Als die bei­den Tübinger Organ­isatoren 2010 ihre Funk­tion auf­gaben, wurde das Sym­po­sion nach Berlin ver­legt, wo es bis 2020 von Michael Schröter (Berlin), Thomas Aich­horn (Wien) und (seit 2017) Rain­er Her­rn (Berlin) unter Träger­schaft des INSTITUTS FÜR GESCHICHTE DER MEDIZIN an der Char­ité (Direk­tor: Volk­er Hess) organ­isiert wurde. Sekre­tariell wird es seit 2011 von Sabine Selle (Char­ité) betreut. Eben­falls seit 2011 zeich­net LUZIFER-AMOR formell als Mit-Ver­anstal­ter. Der Tagung­sort war bis 2019 auf dem Char­ité-Gelände in Berlin-Mitte. 2020 wurde das Sym­po­sion erst­mals in den Räu­men der  Inter­na­tion­al Psy­cho­an­a­lyt­ic Uni­ver­si­ty (IPU) abge­hal­ten. Ab 2021 liegt die Organ­i­sa­tion in den Hän­den von Ludger M. Her­manns, Rain­er Her­rn und Andrea Hup­p­ke (alle Berlin). Das erste Tre­f­fen der neuen Ägide musste Coro­na-bed­ingt im online-Modus stat­tfind­en. – Für die Teil­nahme wer­den Zer­ti­fizierungspunk­te vergeben.

In sein­er langjähri­gen Geschichte hat sich das Sym­po­sion zum zen­tralen Forum der psy­cho­analy­se­his­torischen Szene im deutschsprachi­gen Bere­ich her­aus­ge­bildet. Das Pro­gramm wird in der Haupt­sache nicht „gemacht”, son­dern repräsen­tiert laufende Arbeit­spro­jek­te im Feld, soweit sie zum Vor­trag ange­boten wer­den. Die Mehrzahl der Ref­er­enten sind nicht-akademis­che Forsch­er, die gle­ich­wohl akademis­ches Niveau anstreben. Auch akademis­che Autoren aus ver­schiede­nen Fakultäten, vor allem jün­gere, nutzen das Sym­po­sion zur Vorstel­lung ein­schlägiger Arbeiten.

Die Teil­nehmerzahl hat sich, nach Spitzen­werten von über 120, auf ca. 90–100 Per­so­n­en eingepegelt. Trotz­dem hat die Ver­anstal­tung ihren Charak­ter als Arbeit­str­e­f­fen behal­ten. Die Kosten, und damit auch die Teil­nah­mege­bühren, wer­den bewusst niedrig gehal­ten. Für den Ablauf galt lange, dass am Fre­ita­gnach­mit­tag zwei, am Sam­stag zweimal drei und am Son­ntagvor­mit­tag zwei halb­stündi­ge Vorträge ange­boten wur­den. Seit 2017 wird für den Fre­ita­gnach­mit­tag ein „Ehren­gast” ein­ge­laden: ein/e namhafte/r Kolleg/in, auch aus dem Aus­land, der/die nor­maler­weise nicht den Weg zu uns find­en würde und dem/der eine län­gere Vor­tragszeit zur Ver­fü­gung gestellt wird. Es wird Wert darauf gelegt, dass nach den Vorträ­gen je eine halbe Stunde Zeit für die Diskus­sion bleibt. Das Sym­po­sion wird durch eine organ­isatorische Sitzung beschlossen, in der sein basis­demokratis­ch­er Charak­ter zur Gel­tung kommt. Ein Buf­fet am Fre­itagabend ist fes­ter Bestandteil des Pro­gramms. Auch am Sam­stagabend wird die Möglichkeit für ein gesel­liges Zusam­men­sein geboten. Passende Rand­ver­anstal­tun­gen, zum Beispiel „Mit­teilun­gen aus dem Archiv zur Geschichte der Psy­cho­analyse”, wer­den je nach Ange­bot ins Pro­gramm aufgenommen.

Aus Anlass des 20. Sym­po­sions 2007 hat Ger­hard Ficht­ner die Pro­gramme der bish­eri­gen Sym­posien zusam­mengestellt. Seine Doku­men­ta­tion, ergänzt um die Sym­posien 21 und 22, ist von dieser Seite aus zugänglich. Ab dem 23. Sym­po­sion wird eine neue, fort­laufende Doku­men­ta­tion vorgelegt. Außer­dem kön­nen auf dieser Seite der Call for Papers und das Pro­gramm (mit Anmelde­for­mu­lar) des jew­eils bevorste­hen­den Sym­po­sions abgerufen werden.

In der Ple­narver­samm­lung des 25. Sym­po­sions wurde beschlossen, dass sich das Sym­po­sion zum Gedenken an Ger­hard Ficht­ner, der am 4. Jan­u­ar 2012 ver­stor­ben ist (siehe den Nachruf in LUZIFER-AMOR, Heft 49), an der Ein­rich­tung eines Ger­hard-Ficht­ner-Stipendi­ums für Forschun­gen zur Geschichte der Psy­cho­analyse beteiligt, das auf Anre­gung von Ludger M. Her­manns, dem Vor­sitzen­den des Vere­ins Archiv zur Geschichte der Psy­cho­analyse, ins Leben gerufen wurde.

https://psychoanalyseausbildung.de/index.php/veranstaltungen/oeffentliche-veranstaltungen/g‑6-b0or0qkm1il61l0sng87dhtk94_20230303

Kon­takt:

Ludger M. Her­manns: LM.Hermanns@t‑online.de
Rain­er Her­rn: rainer.herrn@charite.de
Andrea Hup­p­ke: a.huppke@web.de
Tagungs­büro (Sabine Selle): sym­po­sion-psy­cho@charite.de

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09. Mrz – 11. Mrz 2023

Rare Diseases, Global Health, and Social Sciences: Counterbalancing Biomedical Reductionism

Work­shop

Work­shop at the Brocher Foun­da­tion, Her­mance, Switzerland

Venue: Brocher Foun­da­tion, Her­mance, Switzerland
Orga­niz­ers: Mal­go­rza­ta Raj­tar (Insti­tute of Philosophy
and Soci­ol­o­gy, Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ences) & Eva-Maria Knoll (Insti­tute for Social Anthro­pol­o­gy, Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sciences)

The last two decades have wit­nessed the grow­ing impor­tance of the „Rare Dis­ease” (RD) cat­e­go­ry in the con­text of nation­al health poli­cies and Glob­al Health. Lack­ing a uni­ver­sal def­i­n­i­tion, RDs are defined as con­di­tions that affect no
more than 1 in 2000 peo­ple in the EU and Aus­tralia; they affect few­er than 200,000 and 50,000 in the US and Japan respec­tive­ly. It is esti­mat­ed that some 30 mil­lion peo­ple in the EU and 263–446 mil­lion glob­al­ly live with one of the over
6000 described RDs. In a 2021 res­o­lu­tion, the Unit­ed Nations pre­sent­ed the com­plex nature of the chal­lenges peo­ple liv­ing with a D and their fam­i­lies face as being intrin­si­cal­ly linked to both human rights and to the Sustainable
Devel­op­ment Goals. The 2021 report issued by the glob­al alliance Rare Dis­ease Inter­na­tion­al iden­ti­fied ten com­mon chal­lenges and needs that impact diag­no­sis, care, and treat­ment of the RD pop­u­la­tion glob­al­ly. A sig­nif­i­cant proportion
of the list­ed chal­lenges and needs lies beyond the realm of bio­med­i­cine and life sciences.

The work­shop Rare Dis­eases, Glob­al Health, and Social Sci­ences: Coun­ter­bal­anc­ing Bio­med­ical Reduc­tion­ism aims to bring togeth­er, enhance and fur­ther devel­op social sci­ence and med­ical human­i­ties approach­es to the glob­al­iz­ing RD field by address­ing these chal­lenges and con­cerns that include social accep­tance, equal­i­ty, inclu­sion, polit­i­cal recog­ni­tion, empow­er­ment, and geo­graph­i­cal and cul­tur­al con­sid­er­a­tions. In par­tic­u­lar, the work­shop pro­pos­es to address three the­mat­ic areas that have a sig­nif­i­cant and long-term impact on both the indi­vid­ual lives of peo­ple with a RD as well as on soci­ety, health poli­cies, economies, and pol­i­tics on nation­al and glob­al lev­els. These include (a) vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of peo­ple with RDs, (2) the patient tran­si­tion to adult­hood and aging, and (3) the judi­cial­iza­tion of health with­in the field of RDs. The work­shop will also crit­i­cal­ly engage D ini­tia­tives that orig­i­nate in and are pro­mot­ed by the West­ern world, much like Glob­al Health ini­tia­tives, which have recent­ly received ample crit­i­cism for being dri­ven by bio­med­ical reduc­tion­ism. We invite con­tri­bu­tions from schol­ars in anthro­pol­o­gy, soci­ol­o­gy, the med­ical human­i­ties, bioethics, law, and relat­ed dis­ci­plines as well as patient orga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives that address the social, polit­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic con­se­quences of bio­med­ical reduc­tion­ism in the field of RDs, includ­ing the above-men­tioned topics.

The work­shop will gath­er an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of schol­ars and experts who are involved in research, pub­li­ca­tion, and advo­ca­cy in RDs and Glob­al Health. Con­firmed speak­ers include Wales­ka Aure­liano (Rio de Janeiro State Uni­ver­si­ty, Brasil), Gior­gio Broc­co (Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na, Aus­tria), Nan­cy J. Burke (UC Merced, USA), Sangee­ta Chat­too (Uni­ver­si­ty of York, UK), Pauline McCor­ma­ck (New­cas­tle Uni­ver­si­ty, UK), and Samuel Agyei Wiafe (Rare Dis­ease Ghana Initiative).

The work­shop is planned as an in-per­son event. There is no work­shop fee, how­ev­er, the costs of trav­el and
accom­mo­da­tions can­not be cov­ered by the organizers.

To apply, please send an abstract (300 words max.) and a short bio to Mal­go­rza­ta Raj­tar mrajtar@ifispan.edu.pl and
Eva-Maria Knoll eva-maria.knoll@oeaw.ac.atby Sep­tem­ber 30, 2022.

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15. Mrz – 17. Mrz 2023

Circulations of Knowledges in Digital Medical Applications

Pan­el

Pan­el at STS-hub.de at Human Tech­nol­o­gy Cen­ter Aachen

Please find our CfP “Cir­cu­la­tions of Knowl­edges in Dig­i­tal Med­ical Appli­ca­tions”/fSTS (for STS-hub.de 2023) attached. STS-hub.de takes place on March 15th-17th 2023 at Human Tech­nol­o­gy Cen­ter Aachen

Dead­line for abstracts is Octo­ber 16th 2022.

In med­i­cine what is con­sid­ered as knowl­edge is espe­cial­ly con­test­ed because the field great­ly influ­ences knowl­edge in oth­er fields and oth­er fields also influ­ence how and which knowl­edge is con­struct­ed in med­i­cine. We see this in archives of stan­dard­ized knowl­edge that get cir­cu­lat­ed a lot also in oth­er dis­ci­plines, such as brain atlases, anato­my books and the like (con­cep­tu­al­ized by Susan L. Star as bound­ary objects). With new tech­nolo­gies and new dig­i­tal appli­ca­tions also new dis­ci­plines and stake­hold­ers get involved and claim their say. E.g., (bio)medical appli­ca­tions based on arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence are being devel­oped by teams of med­ical and tech­ni­cal experts, ethi­cists, legal advi­sors, and oth­ers, such as it is intend­ed in the ELSI (eth­i­cal legal soci­o­log­i­cal impli­ca­tions) frame­work manda­to­ry for BMBF projects. The new work­ing alliances raise ques­tions about how knowl­edge is cre­at­ed, trans­lat­ed, passed on, and cre­ate new rela­tion­ships of depen­den­cy. Fem­i­nist STS has a long tra­di­tion in crit­i­ciz­ing (hege­mo­ni­al) knowl­edge and analy­ses how knowl­edge is formed (or con­struct­ed), who is involved with which pow­er and which con­se­quences result there­of. By pro­vid­ing impor­tant ana­lyt­i­cal tools to ask about the pro­duc­tion of knowl­edge and its effects, fem­i­nist STS makes an impor­tant crit­i­cal contribution.

This pan­el aims to dis­cuss the cir­cu­la­tion of knowl­edge in/with/and through dig­i­tal med­ical appli­ca­tions from a fem­i­nist STS view. Exam­ples could be the analy­sis of:

-       cir­cu­la­tions of knowl­edge in empir­i­cal stud­ies on inter-/and trans­dis­ci­pli­nary devel­op­ment and appli­ca­tion of such devices;

-       (shift­ing) pow­er hier­ar­chies through the cir­cu­la­tion of knowl­edge in med­ical applications;

-       social inequal­i­ty through dif­fer­ent access to dig­i­tal applications;

-       the role of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary work in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of dig­i­tal med­ical applications

-       the con­se­quences for users and the impor­tance of users in the devel­op­ment of dig­i­tal devices

-       suit­able method­olog­i­cal frame­works for the analy­sis of these cir­cu­la­tions in med­ical appli­ca­tions; and others.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT

Please send your Eng­lish abstract (300 – 500 words) and a short bio­graph­i­cal note includ­ing, name, affil­i­a­tion and ORCID num­ber (if avail­able) until Octo­ber 16th 2022 to all two pan­el orga­niz­ers: Renate Baum­gart­ner, Cen­ter of Gen­der and Diver­si­ty Research at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tübin­gen, renate.baumgartner@uni-tuebingen.de AND Tama­ra Schw­er­tel, Insti­tute for His­to­ry, The­o­ry and Ethics of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter Mainz, t.schwertel@uni-mainz.de

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20. Mrz – 21. Mrz 2023

Nuclear Research in Medicine after the Second World War

Kon­ferenz

Con­fer­ence at the Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na and the Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in Vienna

We seek pro­pos­als for a con­fer­ence on the his­to­ry of nuclear research in med­i­cine. The con­fer­ence will be held at the Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na and the Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in Vien­na from the 20th to 21st of March 2023. Dead­line for sub­mis­sions is the 15th of Novem­ber 2022.

https://www.stgs.fau.de/2022/09/20/nuclear-research-in-medicine-after-the-second-world-war/

Nuclear research in med­i­cine relies on a high degree of inter­ac­tion. While the pro­duc­tion of radioiso­topes and the devel­op­ment of med­ical devices are car­ried out by physi­cists and engi­neers, chemists and phar­ma­cists take over the syn­the­ses of radio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, while physi­cians focus on their appli­ca­tion. In the absence of hand­books, indus­tri­al­ly avail­able devices, and radioiso­topes, ear­ly spe­cial­ists were also depen­dent on mul­ti­lat­er­al exchanges. These were fos­tered by post-war agree­ments for the peace­ful use of atom­ic ener­gy and inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions such as the IAEA and WHO. Thus, the for­ma­tion of nuclear med­i­cine as dis­ci­pline was the result of a glob­al bal­anc­ing and stan­dard­iza­tion process dur­ing the Cold War era. Its ori­gins are traced in the first broad clin­i­cal appli­ca­tions of radioiso­topes pri­mar­i­ly in the Unit­ed States and the Unit­ed King­dom just before the Sec­ond World War and con­tin­ued with the world­wide dis­sem­i­na­tion of rel­e­vant knowl­edge and tech­niques that were main­ly trig­gered by the Unit­ed Nations inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions. Nev­er­the­less, in many coun­tries, nuclear med­i­cine did not get rec­og­nized as a med­ical spe­cial­ty with sep­a­rate res­i­den­cy train­ing until the 1990s.

This sym­po­sium focus­es on the emer­gence of nuclear med­i­cine as an out­come of sci­en­tif­ic col­lab­o­ra­tion and com­pe­ti­tion, bound­ary and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary work, and encoun­ters between var­i­ous (inter)national stake­hold­ers, as well as polit­i­cal, diplo­mat­ic, and sci­en­tif­ic insti­tu­tions. We wel­come con­tri­bu­tions that address the sci­en­tif­ic, polit­i­cal, diplo­mat­ic, and social dimen­sions of these inter­ac­tions, the knowl­edge, resources, and poli­cies involved.

Poten­tial top­ics include:

- Transna­tion­al coop­er­a­tion and com­pe­ti­tion among researchers, clin­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers, insti­tu­tions and disciplines
– Shar­ing of nuclear med­i­cine knowl­edge, meth­ods, mate­ri­als, and spaces with­in Europe and around the globe
– Devel­op­ment of stan­dards, rules, man­u­als, and measuring/imaging devices
– Polit­i­cal, social, and gen­dered aspects of sci­en­tif­ic inter­ac­tion, licens­ing, and reg­u­la­to­ry gov­er­nance of the field
– Safe­ty, secu­ri­ty, and dis­pos­al of radioac­tive waste pro­duced by nuclear med­ical practices
– Hier­ar­chies and net­works of exchange

Venue
We are plan­ning this sym­po­sium to be an in-per­son event, con­sist­ing of a wel­come recep­tion at the Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na on the evening of March 20 and lec­tures on the premis­es of the Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sci­ences on March 21. The sym­po­sium will take place in Eng­lish and is free of charge.

Abstract sub­mis­sion
To apply, please send an abstract (no longer than 250 words), a brief bio, and con­tact infor­ma­tion (all in one word file) to Johannes Mattes, johannes.mattes@oeaw.ac.at, by 15 Novem­ber 2022. We will let you know about our deci­sion by mid-Decem­ber. Part of our plan is to pub­lish a col­lec­tive peer-reviewed spe­cial jour­nal issue based on the final sub­mis­sions of the participants.

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23. Mrz – 24. Mrz 2023

Feldforschung in der Medizin: Mehrwert und Herausforderungen ethnografischer Zugänge zu Gesundheit

Kon­ferenz

Tagung an der Uni­ver­sität Augsburg

Call for Papers (Dead­line: 1. Dezem­ber 2022)

Wie frag­il sich Feldzugänge für Gesundheitsforscher*innen häu­fig gestal­ten, hat die Covid-19-Pan­demie auch und ger­ade im Hin­blick auf ethno­grafis­che Forschung in medi­zinis­chen Set­tings gezeigt. Doch nicht nur Lock­downs und ver­schärfte Besucher*innenregelungen kön­nen Feld­forschung in der Medi­zin bee­in­flussen, erschw­eren oder unter Umstän­den sog­ar verun­möglichen. Medi­zinis­che Insti­tu­tio­nen erweisen sich häu­fig als stark regle­men­tierte Orte, die nicht unbe­d­ingt ein­fach ethno­grafisch zu erforschen sind. Dies zeigt sich beispiel­sweise an aus­geprägten (Wissens-)Hierarchien, spez­i­fis­chen Hygien­evorschriften oder regulierten(Fach-)Kompetenzen, die eine wirk­lich teil­nehmende Beobach­tung beein­trächti­gen kön­nen. Zudem kom­men Ethikkom­mis­sio­nen und beson­ders strenge Daten­schutzregelun­gen zum Schutz vul­ner­a­bler Grup­pen eine beson­dere Rolle im Gesund­heitssek­tor zu, wodurch die Feld­forschung sich hier möglicher­weise anders gestal­tet als in anderen Kon­tex­ten. Neben diesen feld­spez­i­fis­chen Hür­den wer­den auch immer wieder »klas­sis­che« Prob­leme und Grund­satzfra­gen ethno­grafis­ch­er Forschung evi­dent: Wann und wie steige ich am besten
in mein Feld ein – und wieder aus? Welchen Logiken fol­gt mein Feld – und wem folge ich? Und welche Rolle(n) kann, darf und will ich in welchem Set­ting ein­nehmen? Ethno­grafis­che Zugänge zu Gesund­heit sind in diversen Diszi­plinen von großer Beliebtheit, kön­nen aber auch beson­ders her­aus­fordernd sein. Diese Tagung möchte ins­beson­dere Wissenschaftler*innen in der »frühen Phase« ihrer Kar­riere zum Aus­tausch über ihre Erfahrun­gen als Forschende im Gesund­heitswe­sen ermuti­gen. Wir möcht­en Raum bieten für das Sprechen über das Scheit­ern, über Umge­hungs- und Lösungsstrate­gien, über Mod­i­fika­tio­nen. Wir inter­essieren uns für Eure Geschicht­en aus der Prax­is, über Euer Kopfzer­brechen am Schreibtisch, für Eure Reflex­io­nen über Eure Rolle im Feld. Das über­ge­ord­nete Ziel dieser Tagung ist es, Forscher*innen aus diversen Diszi­plinen, die sich mit den gesellschaftlichen Aspek­ten von Krankheit und Gesund­heit befassen, zusam­men­zubrin­gen, um über ihre Forschung in ver­schiede­nen medi­zinis­chen Feldern und über unter­schiedlich­ste Akteur*innen sowie Beruf­s­grup­pen im Gesund­heitssys­tem gemein­sam (method­ol­o­gisch) zu diskutieren.

Von Inter­esse kön­nten fol­gende Fra­gen sein:
Was bedeutet es, Insider*in/Outsider*in zu sein im Kon­text medi­zinis­ch­er Forschung?
Wie wichtig ist eigenes Erfahrungswis­sen, z.B. im Gespräch mit Patient*innen?
Welche Umgangsweisen helfen bei der Dis­tanzierung (und Befrem­dung) im Feld, und wie geht man mit möglichen eige­nen (medizinischen/pflegerischen) Fachkom­pe­ten­zen um?
Inwiefern unter­schei­den sich der Lai*innen- und Expert*innen-Status im Hin­blick auf Krankheit/Gesundheit im Ver­gle­ich zu anderen Feldern?
Welche autoethno­grafis­chen Per­spek­tiv­en brin­gen wir als (pri­vate) Mit­glieder des Gesund­heitssys­tems mit – und ein?
Wie kön­nen ethno­grafis­che Zugänge zu einem ver­tieften Ver­ständ­nis der zunehmenden Dig­i­tal­isierung, Tech­nol­o­gisierung und Per­son­al­isierung des Gesund­heitssys­tems beitragen?
Welche Rolle spie­len Materialität(en) und Körperlichkeit(en)?
Wie sind sie zu begreifen und zu gewicht­en in einem Feld, in dem der Kör­p­er häu­fig als Dreh- und Angelpunkt fungiert?

Ger­ahmt wird der Aus­tausch durch Keynotes von Prof. Dr. Mile­na Bis­ter (HU Berlin) und Prof. Dr. Cor­nelius Schu­bert (TU Dort­mund). In Euren Vorträ­gen soll es allerd­ings weniger um das große Ganze gehen. Um den Mehrw­ert, aber auch die Her­aus­forderun­gen ethno­grafis­ch­er Feld­forschung im Gesund­heitswe­sen exem­plar­isch darzustellen, wür­den wir Euch bit­ten, Eure Beiträge eher inputo­ri­en­tiert zu konzip­ieren und einen Prob­le­maufriss zu skizzieren oder eine  Lösungsstrate­gie nachzuze­ich­nen; der Schw­er­punkt soll primär auf der gemein­samen Diskus­sion liegen.
Bitte schickt Euer Abstract (ca. 350 Wörter) bis zum 1. Dezem­ber 2022 an Ann Kristin Augst (ann.kristin.augst@uni‑a.de) und Bian­ca Jan­sky (bianca.jansky@uni‑a.de).

Eine Rück­mel­dung von uns erhal­tet Ihr spätestens Anfang Jan­u­ar 2023.

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11. Apr – 14. Apr 2023

Capitalism, Labour and Being ‘Unwell’: Workers in and Beyond Toxic Embodiments

Pan­el

Pan­el at the ASA 2023 con­fer­ence „An Unwell World? Anthro­pol­o­gy in a Spec­u­la­tive Mode” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of London

Camelia Dewan (Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo)

Rebec­ca Pren­tice (Uni­ver­si­ty of Sussex)

This pan­el explores the rela­tion­ship between labour and health in indus­tries where the lin­ger­ing effects of ill-health – invis­i­ble haz­ardous expo­sure or the sus­tained impact of toil on work­ers’ men­tal and phys­i­cal well­be­ing – extend far beyond place-based bound­aries of employ­ment and their bureau­crat­ic imag­i­nar­ies. We call for papers that exam­ine the embod­i­ment of labour – focus­ing on affec­tive and phe­nom­e­no­log­i­cal accounts of the work­ing body-as-lived – and the­o­rise being ‘unwell’ in rela­tion to the spa­tial and tem­po­ral pol­i­tics of labour. In much of the world, the expe­ri­ence of labour today involves the cross­ing or dis­so­lu­tion of bound­aries: pre­car­i­ous and infor­mal labour arrange­ments, work­ing from home and cross­ing of public/private bound­aries as well as work­ing in con­di­tions where haz­ardous mate­ri­als and invis­i­ble pathogens pol­lute the very air we inhale. Work­ing bod­ies car­ry with them the ill-effects of adverse labour con­di­tions long after the work day, as these seep as well into com­mu­ni­ties. The effects of these are uneven­ly dis­trib­uted, as are the care bur­dens and labour of repair required in com­mu­ni­ties that are often shaped by state- and cap­i­tal-led crises of social repro­duc­tion. Our focus on the bound­ary-cross­ing nature of work­ing con­di­tions today invites new reflec­tions on per­me­abil­i­ty as a gen­er­a­tive site for con­sid­er­ing new pos­si­bil­i­ties for labour pol­i­tics. How can attend­ing to the bound­ary cross­ings of unwell­ness help us the­o­rise alter­nate pos­si­bil­i­ties root­ed in resis­tance, care, and worldmaking?

We invite papers that explore labour and health in indus­tries where ill-health extends far beyond place-based bound­aries of employ­ment and their bureau­crat­ic imag­i­nar­ies. How can bound­ary cross­ings of unwell­ness help us the­o­rise alter­nate pos­si­bil­i­ties root­ed in resis­tance and worldmaking?

To pro­pose a paper:

Pro­pos­als can be made via the ASA web­site until Jan­u­ary 3rd 2023. Pro­pos­als should include a paper title, the name and address­es of author(s), a long abstract of 250 words, and a short abstract of 300 char­ac­ters. On sub­mis­sion of the pro­pos­al, the author(s) will receive an auto­mat­ed email con­firm­ing receipt (make sure this is received to con­firm sub­mis­sion), and a deci­sion from the pan­el organ­is­ers will be made soon after Jan­u­ary 3rd.

Though pro­pos­als must be made through the ASA sys­tem, the pan­el organ­is­ers are hap­py to answer ques­tions via email: camelia.dewan@sai.uio.no or r.j.prentice@sussex.ac.uk

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11. Apr – 14. Apr 2023

Creating well-being: biosocial approaches to practices of making well

Pan­el

Pan­el at the ASA 2023 con­fer­ence „An Unwell World? Anthro­pol­o­gy in a Spec­u­la­tive Mode” at the Uni­ver­si­ty of London

Short Abstract:
This pan­el is con­cerned with how peo­ple in diverse con­texts ‚make well’ as a bioso­cial phe­nom­e­non. If cre­ativ­i­ty is ‘a poet­ics of mak­ing’, what are peo­ple hop­ing to cre­ate in gen­er­at­ing well-being, how do they go about it and what are the effects on the health of bod­ies and society?
 
Long Abstract:

In their explo­ration of what ‘life is worth’, Mars­land and Prince (2012) con­tend that anthro­pol­o­gists’ ten­den­cy to focus on the dystopic – on vio­lence, suf­fer­ing, depri­va­tion, des­ti­tu­tion and bare life – comes at the expense of begin­ning with people’s every­day sit­u­at­ed con­cerns. Con­verse­ly, ‘an anthro­pol­o­gy of hope’ (Corsin-Jimenez, 2008) can point us in a dif­fer­ent direc­tion towards how peo­ple cre­ate what Thin (2008) calls ‘nor­mal hap­pi­ness’ or the con­di­tion of being well, despite ever-threat­en­ing sources of harm and mis­ery. This pan­el seeks con­tri­bu­tions that explore the notion of well-being as a bioso­cial phe­nom­e­non. It asks how we can fruit­ful­ly access, mea­sure, analyse and grasp how peo­ple make lives with worth and the effect this has on their health. If cre­ativ­i­ty is ‘a poet­ics of mak­ing’ (McLean, 2009), what are peo­ple in a vari­ety of con­texts hop­ing to cre­ate in the gen­er­a­tion of well-being, how do they go about mak­ing these hopes mate­ri­al­ize and what are the effects of these dif­fer­ent poet­ics of mak­ing on bod­ies and soci­ety? In par­tic­u­lar, we invite papers that engage with the role of phe­nom­e­na such as fun, joy, play, cre­ativ­i­ty, imag­i­na­tion, exper­i­men­ta­tion and resource­ful­ness in gen­er­at­ing well-being and/or that con­sid­er how bioso­cial anthro­pol­o­gy might method­olog­i­cal­ly account for the role of well-being prac­tices on health.

Please do get in touch if you have any ques­tions about the panel.
Regards,

 

Dalia Iskan­der

Head of Med­ical Anthropology

Lec­tur­er (Teach­ing) in Med­ical Anthropology

UCL Depart­ment of Anthropology

14 Tavi­ton Street | Lon­don | WC1H 0BW

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11. Apr – 14. Apr 2023

Is all well with birth? Anthropological contributions to reproductive and maternal health systems

Pan­el

Pan­el at the ASA 2023 con­fer­ence „An unwell world? Anthro­pol­o­gy in a spec­u­la­tive mode” in London

 

Short Abstract:

This pan­el con­sid­ers how “all is not well with birth” (Chad­wick, 2018), wel­com­ing insights from across repro­duc­tive and mater­nal health. We invite pan­el­lists to re-envi­sion care worlds and spec­u­late how anthro­pol­o­gy can con­tribute to the pro­vi­sion of equi­table and respect­ful health systems.

Long Abstract:

“All is not well with birth” (Chad­wick, 2018). Despite the wide­spread improve­ments in mater­ni­ty ser­vices, glob­al and local inequal­i­ties in care and out­comes per­sist, and dis­pro­por­tion­ate rates of mater­nal and infant mor­tal­i­ty cut along racial, eco­nom­ic and geo­graph­i­cal lines. The WHO named 2020 ‘Year of the Nurse and Mid­wife,’ recog­nis­ing mid­wives’ piv­otal role in pub­lic health, yet the same year the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic upend­ed repro­duc­tive and mater­ni­ty ser­vices, leav­ing many women and birthing peo­ple with­out essen­tial ante­na­tal, birth and post­na­tal care. Repro­duc­tive rights, obstet­ric vio­lence and birth trau­ma are press­ing issues, while rates of cae­sare­an sec­tions and obstet­ric inter­ven­tions con­tin­ue to rise around the world. The chal­lenges and strug­gles relat­ed to ‘pol­i­tics of repro­duc­tion’ (Gins­burg and Rapp, 1991) have nev­er been more fraught and urgent.

This pan­el con­sid­ers the state of birth but also wel­comes insights from schol­ars work­ing across repro­duc­tive and mater­nal health. We recog­nise that expe­ri­ences and pro­vi­sion of ser­vices often hang togeth­er on a ‘con­tin­u­um of care’, involv­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with “all rel­e­vant health care edu­ca­tions, providers, insti­tu­tions and orga­ni­za­tions” includ­ing tra­di­tion­al care­givers, birth atten­dants and mid­wives (Davis-Floyd, 2022). Anthro­pol­o­gists have held a promi­nent role in cri­tiquing bio­med­ical ways of know­ing and doing birth, and recent work sug­gests more hope­ful visions of care, sit­u­at­ed in life-affirm­ing prac­tices pri­ori­tis­ing cul­tur­al safe­ty and well-being. In look­ing for solu­tions, we invite pan­el­lists to re-envi­sion care worlds and spec­u­late on how anthro­pol­o­gy can be a source con­tribut­ing to the pro­vi­sion equi­table, respect­ful and sus­tain­able repro­duc­tive and mater­ni­ty care for all.

Call for papers clos­es on 7 Jan­u­ary 2023. 

https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/asa2023/p/12870

 

Best wish­es, 

Cas­san­dra and Chiara

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11. Apr – 14. Apr 2023

The human social in psychiatric practice

Pan­el

Pan­el at the ASA 2023 con­fer­ence „An unwell world? Anthro­pol­o­gy in a spec­u­la­tive mode” in London

Please note that this call for papers clos­es on 3rd Jan­u­ary 2023.

Con­venors: Liana Chase (Durham Uni­ver­si­ty) and David Mosse (SOAS)

 

Short abstract

This pan­el explores some of the ten­sions inher­ent in efforts to har­ness the ther­a­peu­tic ben­e­fits of human social­i­ty with­in men­tal health­care sys­tems. It invites ethno­graph­ic work on mod­els of care that empha­size human con­nec­tion over psy­chi­atric exper­tise (e.g., lay coun­selling, peer support).

 

Long abstract

Uncer­tain­ty over the med­ical mod­el of men­tal ill­ness con­tin­ues to grow, includ­ing scep­ti­cism that dis­tress is best han­dled by med­ical experts through the treat­ment of dis­crete diag­nos­able dis­or­ders. The impor­tance of the qual­i­ty of ther­a­peu­tic rela­tion­ships in explain­ing out­comes is increas­ing­ly well estab­lished, sup­port­ing mod­els of care that give pri­ma­cy to fos­ter­ing human con­nec­tion with­in – and beyond – the clin­i­cal set­ting. In recent years, this recog­ni­tion of rela­tion­ships as an ‘active ingre­di­ent’ in men­tal health treat­ment has inter­sect­ed with glob­al short­ages of trained clin­i­cians to open up more space for ’non-med­ical’ and ’non-pro­fes­sion­al’ inter­ac­tions with­in care deliv­ery. In the Glob­al North, this has involved the intro­duc­tion of peer and lay roles as well as (re)training clin­i­cians to cul­ti­vate more mind­ful, empa­thet­ic, and ‘human’ rela­tion­ships with clients. The Glob­al South has seen a pro­lif­er­a­tion of inter­ven­tions rely­ing on lay coun­sel­lors and com­mu­ni­ty work­ers, whose social embed­ded­ness with­in the neigh­bour­hoods they serve is rec­og­nized as a ther­a­peu­tic asset.

 

This pan­el explores some of the ten­sions inher­ent in efforts to har­ness the ther­a­peu­tic ben­e­fits of human social­i­ty with­in men­tal health­care sys­tems, con­sid­er­ing the ways the ‚human’ and the ‚clin­i­cal’ come to be defined in rela­tion and jux­ta­po­si­tion to one anoth­er. How does the oper­a­tional­iza­tion of rela­tion­ships as ther­a­peu­tic tools with mea­sur­able out­comes alter the terms and qual­i­ties of relat­ed­ness? What cod­i­fied rules come to bear on such rela­tion­ships, and how do these inter­act with every­day social norms? What rela­tion­al ethics is implied, and what kinds of moral lab­o­ra­to­ries are brought into being?

 

https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/asa2023/p/12694

Dr Liana E. Chase (she/her)

Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy, Durham University

Co-Inves­ti­ga­tor, Trans­for­ma­tion in Men­tal Health­care: An Anthro­po­log­i­cal Study of Sup­port­ed Open Dia­logue (http://anthropology-opendialogue.org/)

 

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27. Apr – 30. Apr 2023

Ecologies of Mind

Kon­ferenz

Bien­ni­al Meet­ing of the Soci­ety of Psy­cho­log­i­cal Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of San Diego, CA

Please find the fol­low­ing CFP for the upcom­ing SPA Bien­ni­al Meeting.

SPA Bien­ni­al Meeting
https://www.sandiego.edu/scheduling/venues/kroc-facilities/rooms.php
Uni­ver­si­ty of San Diego
San Diego, CA; April 27–30, 2023

Call for Papers: Ecolo­gies of Mind

Psy­cho­log­i­cal anthro­pol­o­gy is root­ed in recog­ni­tion of the social con­sti­tu­tion of mind, self and per­son. Gre­go­ry Bateson’s con­cept of an ecol­o­gy of mind point­ed to ways of think­ing about mind as sit­u­at­ed in both inter­per­son­al and larg­er social sys­tems. This eco­log­i­cal per­spec­tive pro­vides a shared geneal­o­gy and bridge between the con­cerns of psy­cho­log­i­cal anthro­pol­o­gy and con­tem­po­rary approach­es in cog­ni­tive sci­ence, which see human expe­ri­ence as emerg­ing from embod­ied, enact­ed, embed­ded and extend­ed social processes.

The recog­ni­tion that human psy­chol­o­gy has its own ecol­o­gy and dynam­ics that depend on local nich­es and net­works as well as on wider social sys­tems is urgent­ly need­ed to help us address the most press­ing chal­lenges of our time: cli­mate change and eco­cide; sys­temic racism and struc­tur­al vio­lence; social polar­iza­tion and the ero­sion of trust in civ­il soci­ety and demo­c­ra­t­ic insti­tu­tions; and the col­o­niza­tion of imag­i­na­tion and epis­temic chaos cre­at­ed by com­mer­cial and polit­i­cal manip­u­la­tion of social media.

This meet­ing will explore ecolo­gies of mind in diverse domains and at mul­ti­ple scales from local com­mu­ni­ties to plan­e­tary net­works, from embod­ied real­i­ties to vir­tu­al worlds. We invite papers and pre­sen­ta­tions that engage with the endur­ing ques­tions of psy­cho­log­i­cal anthro­pol­o­gy and cur­rent social, polit­i­cal, and exis­ten­tial predica­ments. We espe­cial­ly encour­age inter­dis­ci­pli­nary work that bridges anthro­pol­o­gy, psy­chol­o­gy, psy­chi­a­try, and allied dis­ci­plines to explore the dynam­ics of healthy and patho­log­i­cal ecolo­gies of mind.

The 2023 SPA meet­ing will include a joint con­fer­ence day with the Soci­ety for the Study of Psy­chi­a­try and Cul­ture (SSPC), an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group devot­ed to clin­i­cal issues in cul­ture and men­tal health. Long await­ed by both soci­eties, this day of over­lap is aimed at fos­ter­ing cross-dis­ci­pline engage­ment. This joint day will allow SPA mem­bers, researchers, and prac­ti­tion­ers to dis­cuss cross-cut­ting inter­ests and the under­pin­nings and con­se­quences of social expe­ri­ence for men­tal health, psy­chi­atric dis­or­ders, and heal­ing. The over­all theme of the SSPC meet­ing will be “Prac­tices that Harm/Practices that Heal.” For the joint day, we are espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in show­cas­ing work in psy­cho­log­i­cal anthro­pol­o­gy and cul­tur­al psy­chi­a­try that address­es issues of heal­ing and transformation.

Reg­is­tra­tion:
The reg­is­tra­tion por­tal will go live in the next cou­ple of weeks. Please watch for the announcement!

Abstract Sub­mis­sion:
The Abstract Sub­mis­sion por­tal will open in ear­ly Jan­u­ary and close in late Jan­u­ary. Please watch for that announce­ment as well. **In light of the rel­a­tive­ly short win­dow for sub­mis­sions, we rec­om­mend prepar­ing your abstracts in advance!**

Rebec­ca Selig­man, PhD
Asso­ciate Chair, Depart­ment of Anthropology
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Anthro­pol­o­gy and Glob­al Health
Fac­ul­ty Fel­low, Insti­tute for Pol­i­cy Research
North­west­ern University
https://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/seligman.html
Book: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137409591
With respect and grat­i­tude I acknowl­edge that I live and work on the lands of the 3 Fires–Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.

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27. Apr – 30. Apr 2023

In the Frictions. Fragments of Care, Health, and Wellbeing in the Balkans

Kon­ferenz

Con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia orga­nized by the Depart­ment of Eth­nol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia and the Insti­tute for Phi­los­o­phy and Social The­o­ry, Uni­ver­si­ty of Bel­grade, Serbia

Care has been broad­ly defined as “every­thing that we do to main­tain, con­tin­ue, and repair our ‚world’ so that we can live in it as well as pos­si­ble” (Fish­er and Tron­to 1991, p. 40). Com­plex rela­tions of care sus­tain our lives and are nec­es­sary not only for the sur­vival of humans and non­hu­mans alike, but also for their flour­ish­ing. Struc­tured through var­i­ous mech­a­nisms and insti­tu­tions, from kin­ships to states, care pro­duces var­i­ous forms of inti­ma­cy and relatedness.

In the wake of the Covid 19 pan­dem­ic, there has been a resur­gence of inter­est in care, health, and well­be­ing across var­i­ous dis­ci­plines. We are inter­est­ed in how anthro­pol­o­gy has respond­ed to the urgent changes in the field of care and in iden­ti­fy­ing the after­math of Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 real­i­ties in the Balkans.

We rec­og­nize, how­ev­er, that the pan­dem­ic has been only one of the most recent dis­rup­tions in rela­tions of care and acknowl­edge that the real-world pro­grams of neolib­er­al restruc­tur­ing are not lin­ear paths that con­verge but are forged in fric­tions of sit­u­at­ed encoun­ters with ear­li­er social and cul­tur­al land­scapes. While the term „Balka­ns” is fraught with ambiva­lent mean­ings and asso­ci­a­tions, this con­fer­ence aims to move away from Balka­nism (Todor­o­va, 2009) and dichoto­mous frame­works to rethink the Balka­ns as a site of knowl­edge pro­duc­tion that has more to offer than just “catch­ing up” with the West. What the­o­ret­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal issues do anthro­pol­o­gists face in their research in the Balka­ns? How do peo­ple in the Balka­ns relate to one anoth­er with­in car­ing rela­tion­ships them­selves? What does care look like in prac­tice and what does it entail? How are car­ing rela­tion­ships shaped and changed? How do these expe­ri­ences and rela­tion­ships inform or chal­lenge broad­er the­o­ret­i­cal concerns?

We see this con­fer­ence as a step towards build­ing a net­work of anthro­pol­o­gists work­ing on the issues of care in SEE. Pos­si­ble top­ics include but are not lim­it­ed to:

Struc­tur­al vio­lence and care;

Gen­der­ing care;

Racial­iz­ing care;

Sol­i­dar­i­ty and care;

Nar­ra­tives of (health)care;

Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and care;

Pub­lic and pri­vate health/care;

Human­i­tar­i­an­ism and care;

Care and the commons;

Ecol­o­gy, ecofem­i­nist care;

Care and social class

Care and mobility

Care and the economy

Care and the state

We invite sub­mis­sions for pre­sen­ta­tions of up to 15 min­utes. Please send pro­pos­als of no more than 300 words and a brief bio­graph­i­cal note (100 words) tointhefrictions@gmail.com by Octo­ber 15th, 2022. All appli­cants will be noti­fied of their sub­mis­sion sta­tus with­in four weeks of the appli­ca­tion deadline.

Appli­ca­tions should be sent in a sin­gle Word doc­u­ment. The file name should include the author’s name. The appli­ca­tion should include:

* an abstract (max. 300 words)

* a short bio­graph­i­cal note includ­ing your insti­tu­tion­al affil­i­a­tion, con­tact infor­ma­tion, and major pub­li­ca­tions (100 words)

The con­fer­ence will be held at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croa­t­ia between the 27and30 April 2023.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jele­na Kup­s­jak at jelena.kupsjak@gmail.com or Ljil­jana Pan­tović at ljiljana.pantovic@gmail.com.

 

Con­fer­ence fees (which will cov­er a con­fer­ence pack­age, cof­fee breaks and a wel­come recep­tion) are:

70 Euros for post-doc­tor­ate schol­ars who are attached to insti­tu­tions out­side of the Balkans

60 Euros for post-doc­tor­ate schol­ars who are attached to insti­tu­tions in the Balkans

50 Euros for PhD stu­dents who are attached to insti­tu­tions out­side of Balkans

40 Euros for PhD stu­dents who are attached to insti­tu­tions from the Balkans

 

*We have applied for fund­ing to cov­er expens­es of trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion for young schol­ars par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­fer­ence. Should we receive the fund­ing these par­tic­i­pants will be able to apply for a trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion grant.

**Deci­sions about trav­el grant allo­ca­tion will be made based on self-report­ed insti­tu­tion­al sta­tus and income. Upon selec­tion of par­tic­i­pants, we will issue an instruc­tion on how to apply for the grant.

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08. Mai – 10. Mai 2023

Hope, Hype and Lowering Expectations in the Life Science Industry

Pan­el

Pan­el at the 21th Annu­al STS Con­fer­ence Graz 2023 „Crit­i­cal Issues in Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Soci­ety Studies“ 

Dead­line: 30.01.2023
More infor­ma­tion about abstract sub­mis­sion https://stsconf.tugraz.at/calls/call-for-abstracts/
Feel free to get in con­tact if you have any ques­tions (isabelbriz@link.cuhk.edu.hk)
Best wish­es, 
Isabel Briz Hernández 
G.1 Hope, Hype and Low­er­ing Expec­ta­tions in the Life Sci­ence Industry

Orga­niz­er: Isabel Briz Her­nan­dez, The Chi­nese Uni­ver­si­ty of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 

Much has been said about hope and sci­ence. Since the emer­gence of biotech­nol­o­gy and its promis­es of a not-dis­tant-future in which the advances at the bench will quick­ly trav­el to the care at the bed­side, schol­ars in sci­ence stud­ies have warned about the hype around biotech and the deceiv­ing illu­sion that it cre­ates in patients at their most vul­ner­a­ble moment, at the edge of life (Good 2007; Rose and Novas 2005). It has been wide­ly por­trayed how hope is cap­i­tal­ized by biotech com­pa­nies and nation-states, turn­ing the expec­ta­tions of patients and their fam­i­lies into an eco­nom­ic prof­it (Novas 2006; Sun­der Rajan 2005, 2006, 2010; Wald­by 2000). Oth­ers have urged us to look at how the idea of poten­tial­i­ty has impreg­nat­ed life sci­ence and bio­med­i­cine in the last decades (Taus­sig, Hoey­er, and Helm­re­ich 2013). Yet, an emerg­ing schol­ar­ship is also point­ing to how this hype is “recal­i­brat­ed” on the ground (Gard­ner, Samuel, Williams 2015) and how high and low expec­ta­tions are inter­twined (Pick­ers­gill 2011, Fitzger­ald 2014, Swal­low et al. 2020, Day et al. 2021)

This pan­el draws on the “Soci­ol­o­gy of Low Expec­ta­tions” (Gard­ner, Samuel, Williams 2015) and invites papers that reflect on how doubt and uncer­tain­ty are present in promis­so­ry tech­nolo­gies in the life sci­ence indus­try such as gene and cell ther­a­py, stem cell, immunother­a­py or per­son­al­ized med­i­cine in gen­er­al. In addi­tion to the per­for­mance of the “promis­so­ry rhetorics” (Borup et al., 2006; Brown, 2015), this pan­el seeks to ana­lyze ethno­graph­ic moments in which hype is con­test­ed, and yet those prac­tices are con­sti­tu­tive of technoscience.

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23. Mai – 24. Mai 2023

Global fat resources: Connecting themes, approaches and narratives, ca. 1850–2022

Kon­ferenz

Con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bergen

Dead­line for pro­pos­als: 8 Jan­u­ary 2023

Glob­al resources have become a hot top­ic in many his­tor­i­cal dis­ci­plines. Soci­eties and economies around the globe have become increas­ing­ly depen­dent on the import and export of ener­gy resources, met­als, agri­cul­tur­al prod­ucts and oth­er com­modi­ties. The exploita­tion of glob­al resources cre­at­ed wealth, trig­gered inno­va­tion and, on the oth­er, side led to tremen­dous social and envi­ron­men­tal costs. In addi­tion, resource exploita­tion and trade meant new depen­den­cies and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties across the globe, increas­ing com­pe­ti­tion for glob­al resources and volatile com­mod­i­ty prices. Glob­al resources rep­re­sent a sub­ject con­nect­ing major soci­etal chal­lenges such as resource secu­ri­ty, glob­al jus­tice and envi­ron­men­tal and cli­mate change.

This work­shop aims at facil­i­tat­ing and build­ing con­nec­tions between dif­fer­ent his­tor­i­cal themes, approach­es, nar­ra­tives and dis­ci­plines in the inves­ti­ga­tion of glob­al resources since the mid-19th cen­tu­ry until today, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on fat resources. Build­ing con­nec­tions com­pris­es the chal­lenge of con­nect­ing themes and sub­jects such as spaces in the Glob­al South and in the Glob­al North, pow­er rela­tions across large dis­tances, colo­nial vio­lence and indige­nous agency, resource exploita­tion and social and envi­ron­men­tal trans­for­ma­tion, resource secu­ri­ty and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, etc. Such the­mat­ic con­nec­tions suf­fer from enor­mous imbal­ances and bias, e.g. through the over­whelm­ing pre­dom­i­nance of his­to­ri­ans and sources from the Glob­al North and the chal­leng­ing dearth of indige­nous and envi­ron­men­tal sources and perspectives.

Build­ing con­nec­tions like­wise means cross­ing dis­ci­pli­nary bound­aries and link­ing con­cepts and approach­es for the inves­ti­ga­tion of glob­al resources that have been devel­oped in his­tor­i­cal dis­ci­plines such as glob­al his­to­ry, envi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry, colo­nial his­to­ry, com­mod­i­ty his­to­ry, his­to­ry of sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry. The work­shop encour­ages dis­cus­sion, which (dif­fer­ent) ques­tions researchers ask, which con­cepts and approach­es they use, which lit­er­a­tures and sources they con­sid­er, which inter­pre­ta­tions and nar­ra­tives they con­struct and with which prob­lems they strug­gle. It is a major goal to fer­til­ize con­nec­tions and future cross-dis­ci­pli­nary research per­spec­tives and approach­es for the devel­op­ment of future research projects on glob­al resources.

Glob­al fat com­pris­es all kinds of edi­ble fat and (non-fos­sil) oil resources rang­ing from oil seeds such as soy­beans, palm fruits, coconuts and oth­ers to var­i­ous types of ani­mal fats rang­ing from whale oil to cat­tle feed oils. Indus­tries in the Glob­al North became depen­dent on fat resources from the Glob­al South dur­ing the late 19th and 20th cen­turies. While colo­nial ven­tures, trade impe­ri­al­ism and the accel­er­at­ing glob­al­iza­tion of post­colo­nial fat trade gen­er­at­ed tremen­dous prof­its pri­mar­i­ly in the Glob­al North, it made trop­i­cal coun­tries fate­ful­ly depen­dent on the exploita­tion of their nat­ur­al resources and became a dri­ving force of accel­er­at­ing defor­esta­tion and social and envi­ron­men­tal dis­rup­tion and change.

We invite pro­pos­als on glob­al resource con­nec­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly on glob­al fat, includ­ing a short abstract (ca. 300 words) and a one page CV until 8 Jan­u­ary 2023. Please send your pro­pos­al to the fol­low­ing address: matthias.heymann@css.au.dk. The work­shop is open to all researchers of rel­e­vant dis­ci­plines. Trav­el sup­port will be avail­able for par­tic­i­pants with­out own fund­ing. If you need trav­el sup­port, please note so on your pro­pos­al and give an approx­i­mate esti­mate of the expect­ed trav­el expens­es. This work­shop is part of the Ten­sions of Europe Research Group Tech­nol­o­gy, Envi­ron­ment and Resources, fund­ed by the research net­work “Chal­leng­ing Europe: Tech­nol­o­gy, Envi­ron­ment and the Quest for Resource Secu­ri­ty” (Eur­ReS) and will be orga­nized by Ines Predöhl and Ele­na Kochetko­va (Uni­ver­si­ty of Bergen) and Matthias Hey­mann (Aarhus University).

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Matthias Hey­mann

Cen­tre for Sci­ence Studies

Aarhus Uni­ver­si­ty

Ny Munkegade 118, Build­ing 1530

8000 Aarhus C

Den­mark

Phone: +45 87155646

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24. Mai 2023

Cholera in the Indian Ocean World since the Nineteenth Century

Work­shop

Work­shop at the Insti­tute for Social Anthro­pol­o­gy (ISA), Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sciences

Keynote: Pro­fes­sor Eric Tagli­a­coz­zo, Cor­nell University

Cholera—first described in the Ganges delta in 1817—spread glob­al­ly in sev­en pan­demics dur­ing the past two cen­turies. Most recent­ly, some 30 coun­tries world­wide report­ed cholera out­breaks in 2022 and a Lancet report from Octo­ber 2022 revealed an alarm­ing short­age of cholera vac­cines that result­ed in a shift from a two to a less last­ing one-dose vac­ci­na­tion strat­e­gy. In fact, the 7th pan­dem­ic of cholera—which first was iden­ti­fied in the med­ical sta­tion of El Tor among pil­grims return­ing from Mec­ca in the ear­ly 20th century—is ongo­ing. A dis­cus­sion of the scarci­ty in vac­cines, how­ev­er, was large­ly lim­it­ed to rel­e­vant health chan­nels and only some out­break hotspots (such as Haiti in 2010) made it into the inter­na­tion­al media and gained schol­ar­ly atten­tion beyond the med­ical and aid fields.

Cholera is an acute diar­rhoeal infec­tion caused by food or water con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed with the bac­teri­um Vib­rio choler­ae. Left untreat­ed it might kill a per­son with­in hours. Despite the avail­abil­i­ty of a pro­phy­lac­tic Oral Cholera Vac­cine (OCV) since 1985, cholera still is a life-threat­en­ing dis­ease for the dis­ad­van­taged and the poor, rarely noticed in afflu­ent parts of the world. Main fac­tors that are con­ge­nial to the spread of cholera still include stressed water sup­plies, insan­i­tary hous­ing and the effects of envi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ters. These include in par­tic­u­lar earth­quakes, weath­er extremes and cer­tain hydro­log­i­cal events that are increas­ing­ly asso­ci­at­ed with cli­mate-change such as floods. Oth­er poten­tial­ly causal fac­tors are relat­ed to armed con­flict, under­re­port­ing of data on nation­al and local lev­els, the ongo­ing COVID-19 cri­sis and insuf­fi­cient­ly resourced nation­al health systems.

We take this alarm­ing sit­u­a­tion as an occa­sion to dis­cuss the V. choler­ae El Tor strain in both its his­toric dimen­sions and as a press­ing pub­lic health issue along two main method­olog­i­cal path­ways. First­ly, by trac­ing the his­tor­i­cal events of cholera in the lit­torals and inter­con­nect­ed hin­ter­lands of the Indi­an Ocean, known as the Indi­an Ocean World (IOW). The fac­tors con­duc­tive to the spread of V. cholera men­tioned above result­ed in recent out­breaks and pre­dis­pose coun­tries of the IOW to future out­breaks. We there­fore aim, sec­ond­ly, to bring new insight from the archives on IOW’s cholera his­to­ry in a fruit­ful dia­logue with the lived expe­ri­ences of recent and ongo­ing out­breaks in this region, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to the civ­il war-induced cholera in Yemen, more local­ized out­breaks in Kenya or the annu­al mon­soon­al out­breaks of endem­ic cholera serotypes in Bangladesh.

We invite con­tri­bu­tions that focus on cholera in the Indi­an Ocean World and help to shed new light

- on the eco­log­i­cal geog­ra­phy and the diverse cul­tur­al and his­toric per­cep­tions of dis­ease cau­sa­tion, trans­mis­sion and control;

- on the mul­ti­lay­ered inter­ac­tions between cholera out­breaks and non/human mobil­i­ties; whether assumed, blamed or evi­dence based;

- on the lived expe­ri­ences of suf­fer­ers, care givers and health care professionals.

Con­tri­bu­tions might have a rather schol­ar­ly or an applied char­ac­ter, draw­ing on archival stud­ies or on field work; they might be sit­u­at­ed inside or between med­ical anthro­pol­o­gy, med­ical his­to­ry, geog­ra­phy, IOW stud­ies, pub­lic health and allied fields or with­in the work expe­ri­ence by health pro­fes­sion­als and aid organizations.

As the ongo­ing COVID-19 cri­sis has upend­ed inter­na­tion­al trav­el, we intend to orga­nize the work­shop in a hybrid mode: both in a webi­nar for­mat as well as an in-per­son pre­sen­ta­tion at the Insti­tute for Social Anthro­pol­o­gy, Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in Vienna.

Please send an abstract of about 300 words and a short bio by Jan­u­ary 15, 2023 to
eva-maria.knoll@oeaw.ac.at and vivekneelakantanster@gmail.com

The work­shop Cholera in the Indi­an Ocean World since the Nine­teenth Cen­tu­ry is co-fund­ed by and con­tributes to the SSHRC Part­ner­ship Apprais­ing Risk.

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31. Mai – 03. Jun 2023

Creating futures: Revisiting (the transformation of) care networks in African countries

Pan­el

Pan­el at the Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on African Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne

Short Abstract:

For­mal and infor­mal care net­works are increas­ing­ly emerg­ing in African coun­tries as a way of cre­at­ing sol­i­dar­i­ties and mak­ing futures. We ask what/who con­sti­tutes this future and for whom, how social net­works come to be imag­ined, con­sti­tut­ed, engaged, nego­ti­at­ed, and contested.

Long Abstract:

Social net­works are cru­cial in con­fronting cri­sis and secur­ing African futures. African coun­tries are wit­ness­ing a pro­lif­er­a­tion of dif­fer­ent forms of for­mal and infor­mal care net­works emerg­ing in the con­text of grow­ing health, eco­log­i­cal and envi­ron­men­tal crises. Rang­ing from reli­gious and neigh­bor­hood net­works to self-help groups and pro­fes­sion­al sol­i­dar­i­ties, these col­lec­tives are increas­ing­ly tak­ing a cen­ter stage as forms of dis­tri­b­u­tion and shar­ing in the cur­rent era of the chang­ing dynam­ics of the rela­tion­ship between cit­i­zens, the state and the mar­ket, health and socio-eco­nom­ic crises, and glob­al finan­cial­iza­tion. A grow­ing mid­dle-class pop­u­la­tion and new dig­i­tal and mobile tech­nolo­gies are inter­act­ing with­in reg­is­ters of a long his­to­ry of mutu­al aid soci­eties in African con­texts shap­ing social net­works in dif­fer­ent ways. Mean­while, the state is seem­ing­ly tak­ing a cen­tral role in experimenting/expanding social and finan­cial pro­tec­tion through dif­fer­ent mech­a­nisms such nation­al health insur­ance schemes and cash trans­fer inter­ven­tions, which, in turn are open­ing up ways of bring­ing peo­ple togeth­er in var­ied forms. Along­side these, social and eco­nom­ic hav­oc, pre­car­i­ty, and grow­ing inequal­i­ties (health, eco­nom­ic, social), increas­ing mar­ke­ti­za­tion and access to cred­it con­tin­ue to shape and chal­lenge sol­i­dar­i­ty, while tak­ing new mean­ings across dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, class­es, and gen­ders in dif­fer­ent con­texts. Peo­ple increas­ing­ly become part of net­works as a way of cre­at­ing sol­i­dar­i­ties and mak­ing futures. We ask what/who con­sti­tutes this future and for whom, how social net­works come to be imag­ined, con­sti­tut­ed, engaged, nego­ti­at­ed, and contested.

Please sub­mit your paper pro­pos­al here.

https://ecasconference.org/2023/programme#12488

We look for­ward to your submissions!

Con­venors

Jac­in­ta Vic­to­ria Muinde (Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo)

Edwin Ame­so (Uni­ver­si­ty of Leipzig)

Ruth Prince (Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo)

Chair

Lena Kroek­er (Bayreuth University)

 

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05. Jun – 09. Jun 2023

Plantes médicinales et médecines du 21ème siècle

Andere

Fort­bil­dung der Société Française d’Ethnopharmacologie

07. Jun – 10. Jun 2023

Medical Precarity in Uncertain Times: Understanding Contemporary Healthcare Design, Malfunction, and Collapse

Pan­el

Pan­el at the 16th inter­na­tion­al SIEF con­gress in Brno, Czech Republic

        Short Abstract:
When, why, and in what social and mate­r­i­al con­di­tions does med­ical or
health­care col­lapse occur? This pan­el invites papers that critically
reflect on con­di­tions of health­care or med­ical cri­sis, uncer­tain­ty, and
col­lapse.
        Long Abstract:
While the pan­dem­ic has exposed the many seri­ous short­com­ings and
inad­e­qua­cies of con­tem­po­rary health­care sys­tems, the ensu­ing economic
decline has put a seri­ous strain on their func­tion­ing and accessibility,
some­times push­ing them to the verge of col­lapse. The last three years
have brought atten­tion to the pre­car­i­ty and fragili­ty of contemporary
health­care and med­ical sys­tems, though calls for their post-pandemic
reimag­in­ing or reform have arguably been sparse.
With­in the broad­er rubric of uncer­tain­ty, draw­ing on the entire spectrum
of sys­tem­at­ic mal­func­tions, this pan­el invites papers that speak about
cas­es of med­ical pre­car­i­ty, includ­ing instances of sys­temic malfunction,
pol­i­cy mis­man­age­ment, and polit­i­cal abuse that lead malfunctioning
sys­tems to col­lapse. When, why, and in what social and material
con­di­tions does med­ical or health­care col­lapse occur? By what met­rics or
stan­dards do peo­ple define and mea­sure med­ical or health­care collapse?
Alter­na­tive­ly, how do health­care and med­i­cine co-exist, or even thrive,
under con­di­tions of sys­tem­at­ic mal­func­tion? In what ways might Western
bio­med­i­cine con­tribute to med­ical pre­car­i­ty, includ­ing some patients and
some dis­eases at the expense of others?
We wel­come papers tak­ing on top­ics such as, for example:
- pan­dem­ic and post-pan­dem­ic health­care malfunctions,
- cost-dri­ven health­care inaccessibility,
- war-time healthcare,
- inequal­i­ty by design: med­ical exclu­sion of cer­tain groups or health
issues,
- var­i­ous stages of sys­temic health­care malfunction,
- health­care or med­ical col­lapse in all its forms.

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07. Jun – 09. Jun 2023

Psychology and Anthropology in a Changing World

Kon­ferenz

Hybrid Con­fer­ence of the Euro­pean Net­work for Psy­cho­log­i­cal Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo

The con­fer­ence is meant as an inclu­sive forum for schol­ars from a wide range of dis­ci­pli­nary and the­mat­ic ori­en­ta­tions. Crit­i­cal per­spec­tives on the con­cepts of main­stream psy­chol­o­gy are encour­aged; pro­duc­tive engage­ments across the dis­ci­pli­nary bound­aries of anthro­pol­o­gy and cog­ni­tive sci­ence, psy­chi­a­try, phi­los­o­phy, evo­lu­tion­ary biol­o­gy, and oth­ers will also be welcome.

The con­fer­ence will be pre­ced­ed by the Writ­ing Work­shop for Grad­u­ate Stu­dents and Ear­ly Career Schol­ars. The orga­niz­ers will be able to offer sev­er­al needs-based trav­el sup­port stipends to stu­dents and ear­ly career schol­ars cov­er­ing the extra night of the pre-conference.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion and updates can be found at: https://enpanthro.net/enpa2023- conference/. If you have any fur­ther ques­tions regard­ing the con­fer­ence and the work­shop, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact the orga­niz­ers at conference@enpanthro.net

 

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09. Jun – 10. Jun 2023

Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality and Medicine in Post-War Europe

Kon­ferenz

A con­fer­ence orga­nized by the Cen­tre for the Study of Health, Ethics and Soci­ety, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ham­burg at the War­burg-Haus, Hamburg

Sub­mis­sion Dead­line: 6th March 2023

How can gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty – broad­ly con­ceived both method­olog­i­cal­ly and the­mat­i­cal­ly – help to inform his­tor­i­cal under­stand­ing of the role of med­i­cine in post-war Europe? This con­fer­ence will bring togeth­er schol­ars work­ing in dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines to exam­ine how the­o­ret­i­cal approach­es incor­po­rat­ing gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty can shed light on med­ical ethics, sci­en­tif­ic prac­tices, and pol­i­cy­mak­ing asso­ci­at­ed with health across the ide­o­log­i­cal divide. How can his­to­ries of gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty illu­mi­nate indi­vid­ual med­ical expe­ri­ences and the com­plex rela­tions between patients, doc­tors, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies, and med­ical ethi­cists dur­ing the Cold War period?

We are par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed in papers which exam­ine gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty, and med­i­cine in Cen­tral and East­ern Europe in order to gain greater insight into how med­i­cine was imag­ined, man­aged, sold and expe­ri­enced across Europe. Explor­ing gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty in the con­text of post-war med­i­cine can help us to dis­cern poten­tial sim­i­lar­i­ties in med­ical prac­tices, poli­cies, and expe­ri­ences across Europe, which moves beyond the secu­ri­ty con­text and ide­o­log­i­cal dif­fer­ences of the Cold War to high­light the exchange of sci­en­tif­ic ideas across the “Iron Cur­tain”. Exam­in­ing gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty and med­i­cine in the post-war peri­od can bring about a new schol­ar­ly per­spec­tive on Europe as a con­ti­nent that was to some extent unit­ed by shared expe­ri­ences, poli­cies, and beliefs.

Please send a 250-word abstract and title, togeth­er with your insti­tu­tion­al affil­i­a­tion and a brief bio, to Dr Kate Dock­ing and Dr David Peace by 6 March 2023. Accom­mo­da­tion and meals for accept­ed speak­ers will be pro­vid­ed by the con­fer­ence organ­is­ers. The con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings will be pub­lished in an edit­ed volume.

Sub­jects of papers might include, but are cer­tain­ly not lim­it­ed to:
– Repro­duc­tion: abor­tion, con­tra­cep­tion, repro­duc­tive rights, sexology
– Pro­phy­lax­is: vac­ci­na­tion, health­care campaigns
– Clin­i­cal tri­als and human experimentation
– Med­ical expe­ri­ences of trans‑, non-bina­ry, and queer persons
– Con­cepts of nor­mal­i­ty, enhance­ment, dis­abil­i­ty, and pathology
– Gen­dered natures and impli­ca­tions of eth­i­cal codes
– Gen­der inequal­i­ties in access to med­ical care and health responsibilities
– Rep­re­sen­ta­tions of gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty in media and the arts
– Forms of protest and resis­tance: patients, pro­fes­sion­al groups
– Role of data sci­ence and genet­ics in tar­get­ed medicine
– Psy-dis­ci­plines: psy­chol­o­gy, psy­chi­a­try, psy­chodra­ma, psy­cho­analy­sis etc
– The­o­ret­i­cal reflec­tions on the writ­ing of gen­der and sexuality

Kon­takt

kate.docking@uni-hamburg.de

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23. Jun – 25. Jun 2023

Psychoanalyse und Körper: Berührung

Kon­ferenz

13. Wiener Sym­po­sium »Psy­cho­analyse und Kör­p­er« an der Sig­mund-Freud-Pri­vatu­ni­ver­sität in Wien

Das The­ma Berührung ist wohl eines der strit­tig­sten im Span­nungs­feld von Psy­cho­analyse und Kör­perpsy­chother­a­pie. In der als ›Redekur‹ konzip­ierten psy­cho­an­a­lytis­chen Behand­lung ereignet sich kör­per­liche Berührung in der Regel nur im kon­ven­tionellen Kon­text von Begrüßung und Ver­ab­schiedung. Berührung fig­uri­ert hier in ein­er all­ge­meineren Bedeu­tung, etwa im Sinne der emo­tionalen oder gestisch-mimetis­chen, leib­lichen Ein­wirkung aufeinan­der. Im Gegen­satz dazu teilen Kör­perpsy­chother­a­peuten mehrheitlich die Mei­n­ung, konkrete kör­per­liche Berührung sei ein wesentlich­er Bestandteil ein­er ther­a­peutis­chen Zugangsweise, die das kör­per­liche Geschehen inner­halb der Psy­chother­a­pie wirk­lich ernst nimmt. Sie sprechen von »heil­samen Berührun­gen« (Gün­ter Heisterkamp).

Die Unter­schiedlichkeit der Per­spek­tiv­en hat eine lange Tra­di­tion und beste­ht seit Freud. Sie hat jedoch an Aktu­al­ität nichts einge­büßt. So schreibt der dur­chaus kör­per­be­zo­gen denk­ende Psy­cho­an­a­lytik­er Sebas­t­ian Leik­ert, mehrfach Vor­tra­gen­der am Wiener Sym­po­sium »Psy­cho­analyse und Kör­p­er«, in seinem 2022 erschiene­nen Buch »Das kör­per­liche Unbe­wusste in der psy­cho­an­a­lytis­chen Behand­lung­stech­nik«: »Die fak­tis­che tak­tile Berührung ist verzicht­bar, denn die Stimme der Ana­lytik­erin oder des Ana­lytik­ers berührt das Kör­perselb­st, die gemein­same Aufmerk­samkeit berührt das Leib­liche, das res­o­nante Spüren der leib­lichen Gegenüber­tra­gung hat eine Wirkung auf das Kör­perselb­st der Analysandin oder des Analysanden. Absti­nenz ist in der Arbeit mit leib­lichen Kon­stel­la­tio­nen zen­tral, weil hier Ver­let­zlichkeit und Gefahr der Retrau­ma­tisierung beson­ders groß sind« (S. 14).

Unschw­er ist zu erken­nen, wie weit die Posi­tio­nen auseinan­der­liegen. Während sich all­ge­mein in den Behand­lungs­the­o­rien so manche Übere­in­stim­mungen find­en, zeigen sich an dieser Stelle in der Konzep­tion der ther­a­peutis­chen Sit­u­a­tion und des ther­a­peutis­chen Rah­mens Span­nungslin­ien und Kon­tro­ver­sen, die ger­ade in ihrer Grund­sät­zlichkeit nach einem interkol­le­gialen Diskurs suchen. Wie ste­ht es also um die Bedeut­samkeit konkreter kör­per­lich­er Berührung bzw. des Verzicht­es darauf? Und wie wären in diesem Kon­text z.B. Ergeb­nisse der Säuglings- und Bindungs­forschung in Betra­cht zu ziehen?

Auf der Tagung wer­den wir dieses Span­nungs­feld aus vor­wiegend klin­is­ch­er Per­spek­tive beleucht­en. Sechs Ref­er­entin­nen und Ref­er­enten wer­den aus ihrer jew­eili­gen ther­a­peutis­chen Zugangsweise her­aus eine Pati­entin / einen Patien­ten vorstellen, zen­tri­ert um die Frage, wie jew­eils ther­a­peutis­che Verän­derung möglich war, wie also die Pati­entin / der Patient in seinem Inner­sten berührt wer­den konnte.

Der interkol­le­gialen Diskus­sion wird auf dieser Tagung bre­it­er Raum gegeben. Prax­is­be­zo­gene Work­shops ergänzen das Angebot.

Ter­min
23. bis 25. Juni 2023

Ver­anstal­tung­sort
Sigmund-Freud-Privatuniversität
Freud­platz 1
A‑1020 Wien

Anmel­dung und Infor­ma­tion per Peter Geißler peter@geissler-info.at oder 0043–699-11874690 oder über die Tagung­shome­page www.psychoanalyseundkoerper.at

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28. Jun – 30. Jun 2023

“Ageing contested”. Exploring anti-ageing bio-hacking and repair practices in later life

Pan­el

Pan­el at the STS Italia Con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bologna

Orga­niz­ers: Francesco Miele (1); Michela Coz­za (2)
1: Uni­ver­si­ty of Tri­este, Italy; 2: Mälardalen Uni­ver­si­ty, Sweden

Top­ics: Every­day life and design of the mun­dane; Algo­rith­mic knowl­edge, media ecolo­gies and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence; Inno­va­tion imag­i­nar­ies, prac­tices and poli­cies; The val­ue of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, inno­va­tion and research prac­tices; Het­ero­ge­neous assem­blages in bio­med­ical research

Key­words: Anti-age­ing, bio-hack­ing, geron­tech­nolo­gies, socio-mate­r­i­al practices.

Over the last decades, the nexus between bio­log­i­cal age­ing and func­tion­al decline has been more and more ‘con­test­ed’ (Vin­cent, 2006), espe­cial­ly by crit­i­cal schol­ars – among them, also STS schol­ars – com­mit­ted to eman­ci­pat­ing from bio­log­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal nat­u­ral­i­sa­tions of age cat­e­gories. The rela­tion­ship between age­ing and techno­sci­en­tif­ic inno­va­tion can be analysed by focus­ing on the con­stel­la­tions of socio-mate­r­i­al prac­tices through which the rela­tion­ship itself is per­formed. Our pan­el aims at explor­ing mate­r­i­al-dis­cur­sive tex­tures asso­ci­at­ed with age­ing, by focus­ing on two inter­re­lat­ed macro-topics.

The first top­ic refers to the so-called bio-hack­ing, defined as the use of “sci­ence-based tools and short­cuts for opti­miz­ing your own bio­log­i­cal poten­tial” (Lee, 2015: 8) and for max­imis­ing longevi­ty. In line with process­es of bio­med­ical­i­sa­tion of the body (Coz­za et al., 2022), dis­cours­es and ini­tia­tives relat­ed to bio-hack­ing pop­u­late online com­mu­ni­ties and social move­ments, which gen­er­ate, share, and repro­duce techno­sci­en­tif­ic prac­tices to coun­ter­act and reverse age­ing (e.g., the quan­ti­fied-self move­ment). Sci­en­tif­ic com­mu­ni­ties and mar­kets are also involved in extreme anti-age­ing prac­tices to extend lifes­pan (e.g., gene edit­ing). The phe­nom­e­non of bio-hack­ing relies on neolib­er­al prin­ci­ples which, in turn, dic­tate the ulti­mate goal of enhanc­ing the human body through tech­nolo­gies that ‘improve’ its oth­er­wise dete­ri­o­rat­ing func­tion­al­i­ties well beyond what is actu­al­ly nec­es­sary to sus­tain or repair the body itself.

From the first top­ic descends the sec­ond focus relat­ed to a process that we would call repair­ing age­ing. In this case, we bring atten­tion to the main­te­nance of aged human bod­ies, rather than to deep manip­u­la­tive inter­ven­tions upon them. We may refer to the soft­est forms of anti-age­ing med­i­cine to cure dis­eases asso­ci­at­ed with old age and to extend life expectan­cy as much as pos­si­ble (Vin­cent, 2006). The under­ly­ing eth­ic of care induces patients, fam­i­lies, and clin­i­cians to refrain from say­ing “no” to med­ical solu­tions as embody­ing a promise of bet­ter age­ing (Kauf­man, 2004). In par­al­lel, also most of assis­tive geron­tech­nolo­gies aim at repair­ing the effects of age­ing process­es on the human body, match­ing with an imag­i­nary of old­er peo­ple as ‘in need’ of being helped, in accor­dance with the ideals of ‘inde­pen­dent liv­ing’ in lat­er life.

Hav­ing this frame­work as our start­ing point,here is a not exhaus­tive list of indica­tive top­ics that might be considered:

- Enhance­ment tech­nolo­gies for aged human bodies.

- Hack­ing age.

- Repair­ing prac­tices in lat­er life.

- Algo­rith­mic elder­ly care.

- Age­ing and self-quantification.

- Assis­tive tech­nolo­gies and emerg­ing care practices.

- Age­ing and neo-liberalism.

- Ageism in design practices.

- Clin­i­cal inter­ven­tions and life-extensions.

- Eth­i­cal dilem­mas relat­ed to bio-med­ical anti-age­ing interventions.

Ref­er­ences

Coz­za, M., Kirsten L. E., and Katz S. (2022). Hack­ing age. Soci­ol­o­gy Com­pass, 16(10), e13034.

Kauf­man, S. R., Shim, J. K., and Russ, A. J. (2004). Revis­it­ing the bio­med­ical­iza­tion of aging: Clin­i­cal trends and eth­i­cal chal­lenges. The Geron­tol­o­gist, 44(6), 731–738.

Lee, J. (2015). The bio­hack­ing man­i­festo: The sci­en­tif­ic blue­print for a long, healthy and hap­py life using cut­ting edge anti-aging and neu­ro­science based hacks. Cre­ate­Space Inde­pen­dent Pub­lish­ing Platform.

Vin­cent, J. A. (2006). Age­ing con­test­ed: Anti-age­ing sci­ence and the cul­tur­al con­struc­tion of old age. Soci­ol­o­gy, 40(4), 681–698.

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28. Jun – 30. Jun 2023

Interesting worlds as matters of caring and commoning

Pan­el

Pan­el at the 9th STS Italia Con­fer­ence in Bologna

https://eventi.unibo.it/stsitalia2023/panel-26

The dead­line for abstract sub­mis­sion is Jan­u­ary 15, 2023.
Please, find below the details.

Orga­niz­ers: Mari­acristi­na Scian­nam­blo (1); Mau­r­izio Teli (2); Gia­co­mo Poderi (3)

1: Sapien­za Uni­ver­si­ty of Rome, Italy; 2: Aal­borg Uni­ver­si­ty; 3: IT Uni­ver­si­ty of Copenhagen

Top­ics: Knowl­edge co-cre­ation, cit­i­zens sci­ence, co-design process­es, mate­r­i­al publics and grass­root inno­va­tion; Method­olog­i­cal chal­lenges in a more-than-human world; Every­day life and design of the mun­dane; The val­ue of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, inno­va­tion and research prac­tices; Extrac­tivist pow­ers, imag­i­nar­ies and asym­me­tries; Build­ing alliances in pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion and engagement

Key­words: car­ing, com­mon­ing, col­lab­o­ra­tive research, co-design, engagement

The con­cept of ‘inter­est’ has been cen­tral in STS since its incep­tion (Cal­lon and Law 1982; Cal­lon 1982), when it was intro­duced to describe net­works of rela­tion­ships between human and non-human actors through the employ­ment of devices, the devel­op­ment of inter­pre­ta­tions, and the mobi­liza­tion of alliances. The dis­cus­sion of the for­ma­tion of inter­ests and its relat­ed process­es of trans­la­tion has brought the issue of pow­er, and its reconfiguration(s), under the spot­light, as mean­ing­ful­ly artic­u­lat­ed by Cal­lon through the ques­tions: “Who speaks in the name of whom? Who rep­re­sents whom?”.

More recent­ly, the increas­ing promi­nence of crit­i­cal approach­es – e.g. fem­i­nist and post­colo­nial STS – and the inter­sec­tions with cog­nate research fields – e.g. par­tic­i­pa­to­ry design, infor­ma­tion sci­ence, envi­ron­men­tal human­i­ties – have stressed the polit­i­cal­ly engaged char­ac­ter of STS which empha­sized its ‘activist inter­est’ (Sis­mon­do, 2008). That has spurred the emer­gence of a „col­lab­o­ra­tive turn” in STS (Farías, 2017) that we see as a direct con­se­quence of STS con­cerns with pow­er. The col­lab­o­ra­tive turn has brought about ques­tions on the eth­i­cal, affec­tive, and polit­i­cal dimen­sions of research­ing by means of col­lab­o­ra­tive and com­mit­ted action-research projects based on dia­logue, mutu­al learn­ing, and car­ing rela­tion­ships with­in het­ero­ge­neous collectives.

These con­cerns have been trou­bled and fur­ther elab­o­rat­ed by fem­i­nist think­ing in STS, in par­tic­u­lar with the pro­lif­ic reflec­tions on the con­cept and prac­tice of care (Mol et al. 2010; Mar­tin et al. 2015), which empha­size the ambiva­lent, sit­u­at­ed, and mate­r­i­al char­ac­ter of care as well as our own care and con­cerns as STS researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers (Puig de la Bel­la­casa 2017).

In par­al­lel, STS research has explored the impor­tance of the com­mons whether these are nat­ur­al, mate­r­i­al, human made, or imma­te­r­i­al (Papadopou­los 2018). Com­mon­ing prac­tices can indeed be con­sid­ered mat­ters of care as they attend to every­thing we do to main­tain, con­tin­ue, and repair our world (Tron­to 1993). Addi­tion­al­ly, com­mon­ing prompts us to recon­sid­er human-nature and more-than-human rela­tion­ships in ways that chal­lenge dom­i­nant exist­ing extrac­tive cap­i­tal­ist mod­els, towards “the pro­duc­tion of our­selves as a com­mon sub­ject” (Fed­eri­ci 2018). These allow us to stay with the trou­bles that attend to mat­ters of care and the relat­ed impli­ca­tions of unpack­ing the log­ics, con­tra­dic­tions, and mul­ti­ple rup­tures gen­er­at­ed by cap­i­tal­ism. Against this back­drop, we hope to make vis­i­ble the neglect­ed and often invis­i­ble labor of repro­duc­ing the com­mons, and to ques­tion which and whose mate­r­i­al, polit­i­cal, and eth­i­cal orders come into play when research­ing and inter­ven­ing in/for the commons.

This pan­el invites pre­sen­ta­tions that explore the inter­sec­tions between car­ing and com­mon­ing in the con­text of STS inter­ven­tion-ori­ent­ed research. Both empir­i­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions are wel­come. These may include (but are not lim­it­ed to):

-        dis­ci­pli­nary inter­sec­tions among STS, design, and com­mon­s/-ing studies;

-        knowl­edge co-cre­ation, co-design process­es, mate­r­i­al publics and grass­root innovation;

-        ICT, labor, and precariousness;

-        the­o­ries and method­olog­i­cal approach­es as forms of car­ing and commoning;

-        com­plex­i­ties, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and con­tra­dic­tions of mak­ing new alliances between researchers, activists, local pop­u­la­tions, and institutions;

-        sites of ambiva­lence and con­tra­dic­tions in car­ing and com­mon­ing practices.

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28. Jun – 30. Jun 2023

Interesting Worlds to Come. Science & Technology Studies facing more-than-human

Kon­ferenz

9th STS Italia Con­fer­ence host­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bologna, Italy

The list of rel­e­vant panels:
Pan­el 5. ‘Out­break’: Sci­ence, gov­er­nance, and respond­ing oth­er­wise to chal­lenges to come.
Pan­el 29. Mate­ri­al­i­ty and research in muse­ums of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, and medicine.
Pan­el 36. Diag­no­sis, prog­no­sis, treat­ment – Towards fair and sus­tain­able care pro­vi­sions in health sys­tems and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal innovation.
Pan­el 41. More-than-human med­i­cine? Unpack­ing the use of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) tech­nolo­gies in health­care settings.
Pan­el 44. Explor­ing Promis­ing Tech­nol­o­gy in Neuroscience.

http://www.stsitalia.org/9th-sts-italia-conference-interesting-worlds-to-come-science-technology-studies-facing-more-than-human-challenges-28th-1st-june-2023-bologna-italy/

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30. Jun – 01. Jul 2023

Natur machen: Wissen, Praktiken und Technologien der Umweltgestaltung in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Work­shop

Inter­diszi­plinär­er Work­shop am His­torischen Sem­i­nar der Uni­ver­sität Siegen

Die 1950er Jahre gel­ten als Zäsur der Umwelt­geschichte. Davon zeu­gen Schlag­worte wie jene des „1950er Syn­droms“ (Pfis­ter), der „Großen Beschle­u­ni­gung“ (McNeill/Engelke), aber auch des Anthro­pozäns, dessen Beginn bisweilen auf die Nachkriegszeit datiert wird. Die tief­greifend­en Umwälzun­gen gesellschaftlich­er Naturver­hält­nisse gin­gen indes ein­her mit einem weniger beachteten Wan­del des Stel­len­wertes „der Natur“ inner­halb indus­tri­al­isiert­er Gesellschaften. Auch wenn sich der Beginn dieser Entwick­lung auf ver­schiede­nen Feldern bere­its in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhun­derts aus­machen lässt, war Natur ab den 1950er Jahren flächen­deck­end nicht mehr etwas, von dem es sich zu emanzip­ieren galt, noch etwas zu Kon­servieren­des. Vielmehr rück­te das Her­stellen von Natur in den Fokus – Natur wurde auf eine jew­eils neue Weise prob­lema­tisiert, in poli­tis­che Ratio­nal­itäten inte­gri­ert und erhielt spez­i­fis­che Funktionen.

Exem­plar­isch dafür kann die Geschichte des Naturschutzes in bei­den deutschen Staat­en nach dem Zweit­en Weltkrieg betra­chtet wer­den. In der Bun­desre­pub­lik stand der soge­nan­nte „Glas­glocken­naturschutz“ in der Kri­tik, die planer­isch-gestal­ter­ische Lan­despflege set­zte sich als Mod­ernisierungsange­bot durch. Ganz ähn­lich galt in der DDR der kon­servierende Naturschutz als Relikt bürg­er­lich­er Naturäs­thetik und wurde in die Land­schaft­spflege – bald „sozial­is­tis­che Lan­deskul­tur“ – inte­gri­ert. Aus Naturschutzge­bi­eten wur­den „Frei­land­lab­o­ra­to­rien“, Wis­sensprak­tiken wie jene der Veg­e­ta­tion­skartierung ließen sich in ein anwen­dung­sori­en­tiertes Forschung­spro­gramm zur (Re-)Konstruktion von Ökosys­te­men umschreiben.

Die an diesem Prozess beteiligten Akteure begrün­de­ten die Notwendigkeit Natur herzustellen – ob großflächige Land­schaften oder klein­teiligeres Stadt­grün – oft­mals damit, dass sie etwa ökonomis­che, medi­zinis­che und ökol­o­gis­che Funk­tio­nen erfülle. Darunter fie­len mit jew­eili­gen Kon­junk­turen solche der Erhol­ung sowie gesund­heit­spoli­tis­che Auf­gaben im All­ge­meinen oder auch solche der Reg­u­la­tion von Umweltme­di­en sowie des Kli­maschutzes. Lassen sich manche dieser Vorstel­lun­gen bis um die Jahrhun­der­twende zurück­ver­fol­gen, wur­den sie nun ver­wis­senschaftlicht in umfängliche Pla­nung­sprozesse über­set­zt. Natur galt aus dieser Per­spek­tive als Mit­tel gegen jene neg­a­tiv­en Effek­te, die mit der „Großen Beschle­u­ni­gung“ ver­bun­den wur­den. Dafür bedurfte es jedoch nicht nur Natur-Wis­sen, son­dern eine anhand dieses Wis­sens gestal­tete Natur. Nicht sel­ten war dieser Zugriff auf die äußere Natur des Men­schen verknüpft mit Vorstel­lun­gen sein­er inneren Natur. Etwa dann, wenn eine dem Men­schen naturgemäße Umwelt gefordert wurde, da sie der gesellschaftlichen Reg­ulierung diene. Natur­poli­tik und ‑gestal­tung sind in diesem Sinne auch als Regierungs- und Sozial­tech­nolo­gien zu analysieren.

Natur machen beschreibt dieses het­ero­gene Ensem­ble. Im Zen­trum ste­hen Wis­sens­for­ma­tio­nen, Prak­tiken und Tech­nolo­gien wie etwa jene der Rena­turierung und ‑kul­tivierung, der Landschafts‑, Stadt- und Humanökolo­gie, der Inge­nieur­biolo­gie und Land­schaft­s­pla­nung, des Arten- und Biotop- sowie des Prozesss­chutzes. Deren Beginn fällt zwar bisweilen in die erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhun­derts: Sys­tem­a­tis­che Forschung, umfängliche Anwen­dung und Insti­tu­tion­al­isierung erfuhren sie in der Regel jedoch erst ab den 1950er Jahren. Darin unter­schei­den sie sich von Ein­grif­f­en in den Land­schafts- und Naturhaushalt im All­ge­meinen sowie von länger eingeübten Prak­tiken, etwa der Melio­ra­tion. Es geht nicht um die „Eroberung der Natur“ (Black­bourn), son­dern um ihre bewusste (Re-)Konstruktion in Form arti­fizieller Natur-Rep­li­ka. Ein Beispiel dafür ist die seit den 1970er Jahren ver­stärkt auszu­machende Prax­is der Flussre­na­turierung, die auf eine jahrhun­dertealte Prax­is der Begr­a­di­gung reagierte. Ger­ade darin zeigt sich indes die Wider­sprüch­lichkeit des Natur Machens. Ein­er­seits lassen sich diese neuen Naturen nur als tech­no-sozio-nat­u­rale Assem­bla­gen denken, ander­er­seits erfüllen sie ihre Funk­tion als Sim­u­lakrum darüber, dass sie ihre sozio- und techno­genen Anteile ver­schleiern. Auch daher gin­gen Prozesse der Her­stel­lung häu­fig ein­her mit ontol­o­gis­chen und ethis­chen Debat­ten darüber, was Natur ist – und was sie in der indus­tri­al­isierten Gesellschaft sein soll.

Der Work­shop will sich diesem The­ma aus ver­schiede­nen Per­spek­tiv­en näh­ern und sucht nach Beiträ­gen aus den Geistes- und Sozial­wis­senschaften, die obige Gedanken aufnehmen. Sie kön­nen sowohl the­o­retisch als auch empirisch aus­gerichtet sein und sich auf die Geschichte des Natur Machens im gesamten 20. Jahrhun­dert beziehen. Neben his­torischen Fall­stu­di­en etwa der Rekul­tivierungs- und Rena­turierung­sprax­is – von dev­astierten Flächen des Tage­baus über Stadt­be­grü­nung bis zur (Wieder-)Herstellung von Ökosys­te­men – und ihrer Rezep­tion inter­essieren auch Analy­sen obiger Diszi­plinen und Prak­tiken. Aus the­o­retis­ch­er Per­spek­tive stellen sich etwa Fra­gen der Mate­ri­al­ität und hybri­den Ontolo­gien inner­halb der Prozesse des Natur Machens sowie auch nach der Anwend­barkeit von in jün­ger­er Zeit disku­tierten Konzepten wie jen­em der Öko-Gouvernementalität.

Vorschläge für einen Vor­trag (20 Minuten) im Umfang von ca. 300 Wörtern sowie ein kurz­er akademis­ch­er Werde­gang wer­den bis zum 31. Jan­u­ar 2023 erbeten per E‑Mail an: martina.huttner@uni-siegen.de

Vor­be­haltlich zur Ver­fü­gung ste­hen­der Mit­tel kön­nen Reise- und Über­nach­tungskosten über­nom­men werden.

Für Fra­gen ste­hen die Organ­isatoren des Work­shops zur Verfügung:

Prof. Dr. Noy­an Dinçkal, Europäis­che Wis­sens- und Kom­mu­nika­tion­s­geschichte der Mod­erne, Uni­ver­sität Siegen (dinckal@geschichte.uni-siegen.de)

Dr. Philipp Kröger, Geschichte der Gegen­wart, Uni­ver­sität Siegen (philipp.kroeger@uni-siegen.de)

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25. Jul – 28. Jul 2023

Being in/ at Work: Repositioning Knowledge about Work, Disability, Chronicity

Pan­el

Pan­el at the DGSKA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kul­tur­an­thro­polo­gie) con­fer­ence in Munich

Just a short reminder of our pan­el on work and disability/chronicity at next year’s DGSKA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kul­tur­an­thro­polo­gie) con­fer­ence in Munich (25–28 July 2023). We hope to cre­ate a plat­form for schol­ars inter­est­ed in how people’s being at/in work relate to expe­ri­ences of dis­abil­i­ty and chronic­i­ty, in par­tic­u­lar in (but not restrict­ed to) con­texts of the Glob­al South. Your con­tri­bu­tions to the pan­el will hope­ful­ly lead to a spe­cial issue that taps into this (neglect­ed) field.

Sub­mis­sions (max. 200 words) should go to stefanie.mauksch@uni-leipzig.de. The Call for Paper runs until 15 Decem­ber 2022. Please con­sid­er sub­mit­ting an abstract and cir­cu­late widely.

Being in/ at Work: Repo­si­tion­ing Knowl­edge about Work, Dis­abil­i­ty, Chronic­i­ty (Work­shop)

Dis­abil­i­ty and chronic­i­ty are terms that seek to cap­ture bioso­cial expe­ri­ences that inter­sect with, and affect, how peo­ple engage in work, labor or employ­ment. This pan­el is focused on how peo­ple nav­i­gate dis­abling, debil­i­tat­ing and/or are enabling expe­ri­ences in and through work, and how these expe­ri­ences are shaped by the social local­i­ties from which they emerge. We place empha­sis on how work becomes sig­nif­i­cant for peo­ple whose bod­i­ly con­di­tions or appear­ances are pro­duced as ‘oth­er’ in respec­tive soci­eties, or who expe­ri­ence pain or chron­ic ill­ness that delim­it (but maybe also reshape or expand) their pos­si­bil­i­ties to con­tribute to com­mu­ni­ties and oth­er social arrange­ments. Depart­ing from the focus on work-relat­ed exclu­sion put for­ward in pre­vi­ous inquiries in anthro­pol­o­gy and relat­ed dis­ci­plines, we attend to pos­i­tive rela­tions between occu­pa­tion­al iden­ti­ties and work embod­i­ments on the one hand, and expe­ri­ences of dis­abil­i­ty and chronic­i­ty on the oth­er. Explor­ing new angles on the inter­play between ‘being dis­abled’ and ‘being in/at work’, we ask whether and how work ‘works’ as a form to aban­don or to prob­lema­tize con­struc­tions of dis­abil­i­ty. The work­shop will bring togeth­er schol­ars who address one or more of the fol­low­ing concerns:

Co-Con­sti­tu­tion: How are forms of dis­abil­i­ty and/or chronic­i­ty defined in con­nec­tion to notions and ideas of work? And vice ver­sa, how do dis­abil­i­ty and chronic­i­ty shape extant forms of labor?

Mean­ing-Mak­ing: How do peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ty and/or chron­ic con­di­tions in dif­fer­ent local­i­ties around the globe per­form and talk about their work?

Cri­tique: How can embed­ded under­stand­ings of dis­abil­i­ty, chronic­i­ty and work be brought to estrange the work­ings of admin­is­tra­tive pro­ce­dures, ide­olo­gies and polit­i­cal arrangements?

Reflec­tion and Auto-Ethnog­ra­phy: To what degree is the labor of anthro­pol­o­gists shaped by ableist con­cep­tions? Which poten­tial does dis­abil­i­ty hold to explore exclu­sion­ary dimen­sions of anthro­po­log­i­cal work?

Best, Ste­fanie Mauksch
Insti­tut für Ethnologie
Fakultät für Geschichte, Kun­st und Regionalwissenschaften
Uni­ver­sität Leipzig
+49 341 97 37 227
stefanie.mauksch@uni-leipzig.de

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25. Jul – 28. Jul 2023

Families Managing Health and Wellbeing in Times of Crisis

Pan­el

Pan­el at the Ger­man Anthro­po­log­i­cal Association’s (DGSKA e.V.) bian­nu­al con­fer­ence „Con­test­ed Knowl­edge: Per­spec­tives in Social
and Cul­tur­al Anthro­pol­o­gy” at the Lud­wig-Max­i­m­il­ians-Uni­ver­sität München

Dear col­leagues,
On behalf of the work group Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy we warm­ly invite you to
our work­shop at the Ger­man Anthro­po­log­i­cal Association’s (DGSKA e.V.)
next bian­nu­al con­fer­ence „Con­test­ed Knowl­edge: Per­spec­tives in Social
and Cul­tur­al Anthro­pol­o­gy” (Lud­wig-Max­i­m­il­ians-Uni­ver­sität München,
25–28 July 2023), see abstract below. The work­shop will include a
keynote address by Prof. Sjaak van der Geest (Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor of
Med­ical Anthro­pol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam). Please send your
abstract of *max. 200 words* to a.bochow1@gmail.com and
dominik.mattes@fu-berlin.de *by 15 Decem­ber 2022*. We look for­ward to
your con­tri­bu­tions!
Best wish­es,
Astrid Bochow and Dominik Mattes
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*Fam­i­lies Man­ag­ing Health and Well­be­ing in Times of Crisis*
AG Med­ical Anthropology
PD Dr. Astrid Bochow, Georg-August-Uni­ver­sität Göttingen
Dr. Dominik Mattes, Freie Uni­ver­sität Berlin
Post­colo­nial the­o­ry crit­i­cizes that knowl­edge about the body, health,
and well­be­ing is deeply con­nect­ed to vary­ing forms of governmentality
and sub­mis­sion. Post­colo­nial ethnog­ra­phy, for instance, documents
con­tests over health epis­te­molo­gies and author­i­ty in con­texts of medical
plu­ral­ism and shows that fam­i­lies are cru­cial in the sense of “ther­a­py
man­ag­ing groups” that help medi­ate dif­fer­ent health epistemologies
rec­on­cil­ing, for instance, social-spir­i­tu­al with phys­i­cal aspects of
heal­ing. Fam­i­lies also par­take in the nego­ti­a­tions around diverging
con­cep­tu­al­iza­tions of health and well-being between indi­vid­ual patients
and bio­med­ical insti­tu­tions. Final­ly, fam­i­lies may medi­ate particular
forms of sub­jec­ti­va­tion pur­sued by state insti­tu­tions, while themselves
sub­du­ing indi­vid­u­als to local forms of gen­der and age-relat­ed hierarchies.
Mean­while, recent social phe­nom­e­na such as long-term lock­downs during
the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, dra­mat­i­cal­ly ris­ing dai­ly liv­ing expenses,
grow­ing num­bers of peo­ple being forced to leave their home coun­tries, as
well as envi­ron­men­tal cat­a­stro­phes rein­force pub­lic and scholarly
inter­ests in fam­i­lies as resources of social and mate­r­i­al care and
sup­port for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple includ­ing chil­dren and elder­ly peo­ple. We
invite papers that reflect on how fam­i­lies shape health man­age­ment in
these (and oth­er) con­texts of cri­sis where mul­ti­ple forms of knowledge
and insti­tu­tion­al expec­ta­tions col­lide. Among oth­ers, they may address
the fol­low­ing questions:
How do fam­i­ly mem­bers medi­ate (com­pet­ing) insti­tu­tion­al knowl­edge, e.g.
relat­ed to nutri­tion, sports, med­ica­tion but also loss and trauma?
Which sources and bod­ies of knowl­edge are deemed legit­i­mate for what
rea­sons, and how are they negotiated?
Do dai­ly health-relat­ed deci­sions reflect gen­der and age-related
hier­ar­chies?
How do fam­i­ly mem­bers deal with gov­ern­men­tal and oth­er institutional
expec­ta­tions con­cern­ing their role as cen­tral sites of caregiving?

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25. Jul – 28. Jul 2023

Troubled Knowledge: Health, Harm and the Environment in late Industrialism

Pan­el

Pan­el at the DGSKA (Deutsche Gesel­len­schaft für Sozial- und Kul­tur­an­thro­polo­gie) con­fer­ence in Munich

Over the last decades, a grow­ing num­ber of schol­ars in the nat­ur­al and
social sci­ences have shown the dev­as­tat­ing health effects of
envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion on humans and oth­er liv­ing beings. Hydrocarbon
extrac­tion, chem­i­cal pol­lu­tants with­in exten­sive plan­ta­tion regimes as
well as the envi­ron­men­tal effects of glob­al sup­ply-chains are only some
exam­ples of con­tem­po­rary eco­nom­ic, indus­tri­al, agri­cul­tur­al and medical
activ­i­ties, which are deeply gen­dered and racial­ized. All this has
con­tributed to envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion, the break­down of biological
and social sys­tems as well as the increase of chron­ic health problems,
hit­ting par­tic­u­lar­ly the most pre­car­i­ous, in both the Glob­al South and
North. While numer­ous pub­lic actors cor­rob­o­rate the valid­i­ty of such
knowl­edge, oth­er actors, how­ev­er, con­test not only the intertwinements
between envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion and health issues but also its
anthro­po­ge­n­e­sis.
We wish to dis­cuss in how far anthro­po­log­i­cal meth­ods pro­vide the
nec­es­sary time and depth to fur­ther knowl­edge on expe­ri­ences and
rela­tions through which grow­ing lev­els of tox­i­c­i­ty, pol­lu­tion, and
atmos­pher­ic warm­ing man­i­fest as health is-sues, as well as to understand
the con­tro­ver­sial and infor­mal forms of knowl­edge pro­duc­tion that
sur­round this. There­fore, we ask: Through which knowl­edge prac­tices do
eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal actors try to obfus­cate the con­nec­tions between
pol­lu­tion, tox­i­c­i­ties and human and more-than-human dis­ease? Which role
does anthro­po­log­i­cal knowl­edge play in ongo­ing debates about the health
effects of late indus­tri­al­ism? How do peo­ple and activists on the ground
pro­duce and spread de-colo­nial, anti-ableist, par­tic­i­pa­to­ry and
col­lab­o­ra­tive knowl­edge about the rela­tions between health and
envi­ron­ments? In which ways do dai­ly liv­ing expe­ri­ences, that
anthro­po­log­i­cal knowl­edge is based on, chal­lenge and com­pli­cate existing
causative mod­els about the dis/juncture between envi­ron­men­tal pollution
and health effects in human afterlives?
Please send a text of max. 200 words direct­ly to the workshop
orga­niz­ers. Dead­line: 15 Decem­ber 2022
Gior­gio Brocco
Depart­ment of Social and Cul­tur­al Anthropology
Uni­ver­si­ty of Vienna
Uni­ver­sitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Wien
Raum: C0412
T: +43–1‑4277–49535

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21. Aug – 23. Aug 2023

The Psychology of Religion in an Entangled World

Kon­ferenz

IAPR con­fer­ence in Groningen

Schol­ars in the Psy­chol­o­gy of Reli­gion (PoR) employ dif­fer­ent dis­ci­pli­nary and method­olog­i­cal per­spec­tives to study diverse top­ics, such as lived spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, reli­gious diver­si­ty and health and well­be­ing. Chal­lenges such as glob­al­iza­tion, cli­mate change and shift­ing pow­er struc­tures make many of these top­ics increas­ing­ly com­plex. The PoR requires new hori­zons to tack­le them: nov­el method­olog­i­cal tools, the­o­ret­i­cal insights, col­lab­o­ra­tions and a crit­i­cal rein­ter­pre­ta­tion and decol­o­niza­tion. This con­fer­ence aims to bring togeth­er experts who can offer fresh per­spec­tives to the PoR because of their unique method­olog­i­cal approach or (inter)disciplinary back­ground and who will inspire the field to address today’s chal­lenges in new ways.

To explore new hori­zons for the PoR, we have invit­ed keynote speak­ers from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­pli­nary back­grounds who, in their research, all focus on cur­rent soci­etal and sci­en­tif­ic chal­lenges. Their keynotes will engage in dia­logue with the PoR and offer new per­spec­tives on reli­gion, men­tal health and stress resilience; extrem­ism, ter­ror­ism, and con­flict; cli­mate change and envi­ron­men­tal­ism; and reli­gion, gen­der and diversity.

https://www.netherlands.iaprweb.org/

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24. Aug – 25. Aug 2023

Reproductive technologies and the Remaking of Life and Death

Kon­ferenz

Inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence by Techn­oDeath at Aal­borg Uni­ver­si­ty in Copenhagen

The increas­ing glob­al devel­op­ment and use of repro­duc­tive tech­nolo­gies have prompt­ed repro­duc­tive schol­ars with­in the social sci­ences and human­i­ties to raise ques­tions regard­ing how fam­i­ly, kin­ship, race, gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty, and dis­abil­i­ties inter­sect. Such stud­ies have focused not least on how the selec­tion of gametes, chil­dren, and par­ents takes place dur­ing med­ical treat­ment. Over­all, these stud­ies have illus­trat­ed how repro­duc­tive tech­nolo­gies are always tech­nolo­gies of biopol­i­tics, as they poten­tial­ly reflect on the gov­ern­ing of both life and death. Mean­while, com­pared to how repro­duc­tive tech­nolo­gies are seen to remake life, the tech­no­log­i­cal remak­ing of death has yet to be grant­ed the same amount of schol­ar­ly attention.

At this inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence, we want to recen­ter the focus of repro­duc­tive stud­ies to explore how tech­nolo­gies remake death as it inter­sects with life. We hope to engage in a range of dif­fer­ent cas­es regard­ing how life and death emerge and are under­stood, such as dur­ing the cry­op­reser­va­tion and stor­age of gametes, in stud­ies of fam­i­ly plan­ning, in the use of pre­na­tal screen­ing, and in tech­nolo­gies involved in mis­car­riages, fetal reduc­tion, abor­tions, still births, births, neona­tal care, and infant death. We there­by hope to unpack how death emerges in rela­tion to tech­nolo­gies involved, how cells, fetal tis­sue, and bod­ies that are dead become man­aged, and how peo­ple live with deaths after they have ter­mi­nat­ed a preg­nan­cy or expe­ri­enced infant death. We hope to bring for­ward embod­ied sto­ries of how tech­no­log­i­cal remaking’s of life and death are expe­ri­enced, unpack­ing these sto­ries in rela­tion to how repro­duc­tive inequal­i­ties and cur­rent local and glob­al forms of repro­duc­tive and pop­u­la­tion pol­i­tics unfold.

We invite con­tri­bu­tions to think about and relate to ques­tions such as the following:

How does tech­nol­o­gy remake death and dying at the begin­ning of life?
How are colo­nial pasts, as well as racial­ized and gen­dered per­cep­tions of bod­ies, entan­gled in the use of tech­nolo­gies of life and death at the begin­ning of life?
What bio- and necrop­o­lit­i­cal prac­tices are involved in the pop­u­la­tion pol­i­tics at stake glob­al­ly regard­ing bod­ies that are enabled to either live or die?
How does the cry­op­reser­va­tion of gametes relate to life and death, giv­en that the sus­pen­sion of life is enabled?
How does tech­nol­o­gy shape expe­ri­ences and pol­i­tics regard­ing abor­tion globally?
As med­ical staff, what is it like to work with tech­nolo­gies enabling life and death?
How are abor­tion and fetal reduc­tion expe­ri­enced by preg­nant persons?
How are tech­nolo­gies entan­gled with affect or emo­tions dur­ing the process of mak­ing life and death?
How do legal and med­ical tech­nolo­gies inter­sect as per­cep­tions of qual­i­ty of life are assessed in deci­sions on whether to allow some­one to live or die?
How are tech­nolo­gies used to man­age the deaths of fetus­es and infants in mater­ni­ty wards and neona­tal inten­sive care units until the bur­ial or dis­pos­al of the body, and what norms of affect and griev­ing are implied?
How do par­ents who have lost a child or ter­mi­nat­ed a preg­nan­cy live with the remak­ing of death and dying through technologies?
How can tech­nolo­gies of life and death at the begin­ning of life be the­o­ret­i­cal­ly conceptualized?
What are the method­olog­i­cal chal­lenges of study­ing tech­nolo­gies of life and death at the begin­ning of life?

Kind regards,
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Stine Willum Adri­an and PhD fel­low Lau­ra Louise Heinsen

https://www.kultur.aau.dk/forskning/forskningsgrupper/caf/technodeath/konference

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13. Sep – 14. Sep 2023

Socialist Governmentality? Healthcare, technologies of the self, and subjectification in European state socialism, 1945–1990

Work­shop

Work­shop at the Insti­tute for the His­to­ry of Med­i­cine and Ethics in Med­i­cine – Char­ité Uni­ver­sitätsmedi­zin Berlin

The two-day work­shop aims to dis­cuss the ques­tion, whether and how Michel Foucault’s ideas on lib­er­al (and cap­i­tal­ist) “gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty” can be pro­duc­tive­ly applied on con­tem­po­rary or his­tor­i­cal social­ist soci­eties. It intends to take a clos­er look at gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty, not from the per­spec­tive of pol­i­cy mak­ers or the pow­er appa­ra­tus, but by using the exam­ple of health­care in post-1945 Social­ist Europe.

Socialist Governmentality? Healthcare, technologies of the self, and subjectification in European state socialism, 1945–1990

After the col­lapse of the Cold War two-bloc sys­tem in 1989/90, his­to­ri­og­ra­phy and social sci­ences tend­ed to sharply con­trast post-World War II social­ist and non-social­ist soci­eties. Recent­ly, the focus has shift­ed to a more com­pre­hen­sive and nuanced per­spec­tive inter­est­ed in dif­fer­ences as much as par­al­lels, includ­ing inter­sec­tions and con­ver­gences between the two sys­tems. Some even ask, if the Iron Cur­tain might not be bet­ter described as a per­me­able Nylon Cur­tain. In this con­text, a more gen­er­al ques­tion has emerged: whether and how Michel Foucault’s ideas on lib­er­al (and cap­i­tal­ist) “gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty”, first for­mu­lat­ed in 1977/78, can be pro­duc­tive­ly applied on con­tem­po­rary or his­tor­i­cal social­ist soci­eties. After all, at first glance the lib­er­al and indi­vid­u­al­ized tech­nolo­gies of the self stand in sharp con­trast to the ide­o­log­i­cal­ly shaped and admin­is­tra­tive­ly medi­at­ed for­ma­tion of a “social­ist personality”.

It is hard­ly con­tro­ver­sial that the Fou­cauldian con­cept of “biopol­i­tics” – secur­ing and enhanc­ing “life” of the gov­erned “pop­u­la­tion” – is a very use­ful tool for ana­lyz­ing both social­ist and non-social­ist gov­ern­ment poli­cies when it comes to, for exam­ple, birth reg­u­la­tion and prona­tal­ism, agri­cul­tur­al poli­cies or pre­ven­tive health­care regimes. “Gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty” as defined by Fou­cault, how­ev­er, char­ac­ter­izes a kind of biopol­i­tics which seems to be specif­i­cal­ly con­nect­ed to a way of live in neolib­er­al-demo­c­ra­t­ic and cap­i­tal­ist soci­eties. The con­cept focus­es on “pri­vate” lifestyles (diet and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, sex, emo­tions, etc.). The shap­ing of indi­vid­ual behav­ior and sub­jec­tiv­i­ty through a “con­duct of con­duct” ensures that the individual’s striv­ing for auton­o­my and their capac­i­ty for self-con­trol, self-reliance, and reflex­iv­i­ty serve the (pre­sumed) com­mon good. Gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty, then, describes how self-con­duct simul­ta­ne­ous­ly “gov­erns” oth­ers by gov­ern­ing one­self in ways that are desir­able for the poli­ty and accept­able to the governed.

In the last decades, the con­cept of gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty helped to under­stand how neolib­er­al­ism made cit­i­zens respon­si­ble for the for­mer tasks of the post­war-wel­fare state and how the mar­ket redis­trib­uted those tasks to the indi­vid­ual (sub­ject). From this the­o­ret­i­cal stand­point, gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty seems incom­pat­i­ble with social­ist ide­ol­o­gy, state con­trol, phys­i­cal repres­sion, and the pre­rog­a­tive of the col­lec­tive. In recent years, how­ev­er, we learned that pur­su­ing a bot­tom-up per­spec­tive can pro­vide addi­tion­al or even deep­er insights into the com­plex­i­ties of social­ist real­i­ties. This is the aim of the pro­posed work­shop: To take a clos­er look at gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty, not from the per­spec­tive of pol­i­cy mak­ers or the pow­er appa­ra­tus, but by using the exam­ple of health­care in post-1945 Social­ist Europe.

We pro­pose to explore con­crete exam­ples from every­day health­care set­tings – in psy­cho­log­i­cal coun­sel­ing, clin­i­cal social work, and com­mu­ni­ty med­i­cine, in treat­ing chron­ic dis­eases and in pre­ven­tive health­care, in school edu­ca­tion and the work­place, in healthy leisure activ­i­ties, and in shap­ing a hap­py fam­i­ly life. What mech­a­nisms of dis­sem­i­na­tion, recep­tion, and medi­a­tion of self-tech­niques can be found and ana­lyzed? Were ele­ments or pat­terns of gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty trans­ferred from the West to the East or do we also find “home-grown” inven­tions? Were social­ist soci­eties more “lib­er­al” than they realised and want­ed to be? If so, what does this mean for the way we look at gov­ern­men­tal­i­ty in “West­ern” societies?

The work­shop will be held in Berlin on Sep­tem­ber 13–14, 2023. We plan this to be a fair­ly small group of peo­ple to make the dis­cus­sions as open and live­ly as pos­si­ble. To facil­i­tate a pro­duc­tive dis­cus­sion, we invite papers from ongo­ing research that will be dis­trib­uted to par­tic­i­pants (and com­men­ta­tors) in advance. Expens­es for trav­el and hotel will be cov­ered. We wel­come abstracts in Eng­lish of no more than 300 words. Please send an abstract and a short CV by e‑mail (henriette.voelker@charite.de) by Decem­ber 19, 2022.

The work­shop is orga­nized by Dr. Alexa Geisthöv­el and Lau­ra Hot­ten­rott (both ERC Leviathan) and Prof. Dr. Vio­la Balz (FOR “normal#verrückt”). We grate­ful­ly acknowl­edge the sup­port of the Euro­pean Research Coun­cil (ERC Grant 854503) and the Ger­man Research Foun­da­tion (DFG FOR 3031). Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us if you have any questions.

Kon­takt

alexandra.geisthoevel@charite.de
laura.hottenrott@charite.de
viola.balz@charite.de
volker.hess@charite.de

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Vergangene Veranstaltungen

2023

27. Jan - 28. Jan 2023

Wahn.Sinn

Konferenz

Tagung des Arbeitskreises für Literatur und Psychoanalyse im Bürgerhaus am Seepark in Freiburg

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

2022

19. Dez 2022

Margaret McFall-Ngai: Horizons in the Study of Biosystem Structure and Function: Biology at an Inflection Point Driven by a Revolution

Vortrag

8th annual ECLT Christmas Lecture, this year in collaboration with THE NEW INSTITUTE Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE) in Venice and online

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

19. Dez 2022

Der nackte Körper in Kunst und Medizin

Konferenz

Ein Symposium der Josephinums-Reihe "Im Dialog: Kunst und Medizin" am Medizinhistorisches Museum Wien

Link zu dieser Veranstaltung

16. Dez 2022

Confronting Racism, Colonialism and Migration in Global Health: Frameworks for the Future

Panel

Public panel discussion as part of the workshop "De/coloniality, (Post)migrancy, and Racialization: Conceptualizing a Future of Global Health" at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus in Berlin

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14. Dez 2022

Henrik Eßler: Krankheit gestalten Konzepte von Naturtreue und Kunst in der Moulage

Vortrag

Vortrag am Wiener Josephinum im Rahmen der Reihe "Im Dialog: Kunst und Medizin"

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