Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Thursdays 4.30-6pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton Street

Spring 2018

11 January – No seminar

18 January - Marisa Mika (Institute of Advanced Study UCL)
Invisible Harms and Toxic Drugs on an African Cancer Ward 

Cancelled: 25 January – Tine Gammeltoft (University of Copenhagen)
Spectral kinship: Domestic violence and everyday endurance in northern Vietnam 

1 February – Ayo Wahlberg (University of Copenhagen)
Tracking Failing Biologies

8 February – Catherine Trundle (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Nuclear Half Lives: Rethinking the anthropology of proof

15 February - Reading Week – No seminar

Cancelled due to UCU strike: 22 February – Michelle Pentecost (King’s College London)
Governing the dyad: epigenetics and global health in South Africa

1 March – Elizabeth Hsu (University of Oxford)
The Song Chinese ‘contagious corpse dis-ease’: an inquiry which combines sensory and linguistic anthropology with ethnobiology

8 March - No seminar

15 March – Jeanette Edwards (University of Manchester)
Provincialising the clitoris: cosmetic surgery, beauty and ethics

20 March (reading week) – Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University, USA)
Is the shaman schizophrenic, after all? How religious practice may change psychotic experience

Enquiries to Jo Cook Joanna.cook@ucl.ac.uk or Sahra Gibbon s.gibbon@ucl.ac.uk

Autumn 2017

5 October - Roland Littlewood (UCL)
Filth as Faith: The Story of Antinomian Pollution

12 OctoberSjaak van der Geest (University of Amsterdam)
Three Achievements of Dirt: Disgust, Humour, Emphasis

19 October - Andre Singer (Royal Anthropological Institute)
Where the Wind Blew: the legacy of radiation in Nevada and Kazakhstan

26 October - Diana Varaden (King’s College London)
Making the invisible visible: Monitoring air pollution in contemporary London

6-10 November - Reading Week - No Seminar

Enquiries to Joe Calabrese j.calabrese@ucl.ac.uk or Roland Littlewood r.littlewood@ucl.ac.uk