Monday, 25 June 2012

CfP Summer School in Medical Anthropology, FU Berlin, July 22-26, 2013

An international summer school in medical anthropology, will take place at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, from July 22th - July 26th, 2013. 
     >> Deadline for abstract submission is July 15th, 2012. 
     >> CFP on Freie Universität Berlin website

The summer school focuses on "Well-being at the Margins: Seeking Health in Stratified Landscapes of Medicine and Healing." We invite advanced PhD students and junior scholars to submit abstracts, focusing on one (or more) of the themes addressed in the following panels:

1) Structures of inequality
2) Citizenship and belonging
3) Embodiment of exclusion and insecurity
4) Ethics of researching suffering and inequality

The summer school offers the opportunity to discuss ideas and results with renowned senior scholars and advanced students, and to participate in a number of related activities such as a one-day field-trip and an interdisciplinary round-table discussion. We aim at preparing the papers for publication, either in an edited volume or in a peer-reviewed journal.

Confirmed speakers are:

Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida, USA)
Sylvie Fainzang (Inserm/Cermes3, Paris, France)
Ian Harper (Unviersity of Edinburgh, UK)
Lenore Manderson (Monash University, Australia)
David Napier (University College London, UK)
Vinh-Kim Nguyen (University of Montréal, Canada)

Peter Redfield (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
Miriam Ticktin (New School for Social Research, New York, USA)


For questions and queries, please contact the organizers at 


Organizing team:

Hansjörg Dilger (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Claire Beaudevin (Cermes3/Ifris, Paris, France)
Susann Huschke (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Katerina Ferkov (University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia)
Dominik Mattes (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)