UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

Thursdays 5-6.30pm

Online - Microsoft Teams (open for all) OR in person Room 347 -16 Taviton Street (only available for MSc, PhD students and staff)

Due to Covid safety restrictions, this term’s seminars will be ‘flipped’: Papers will be precirculated as a written paper and then the Q&A will be live, with some people participating online and others participating in the room at UCL (we will have two chairs to moderate the online and face-to-face discussions). Speakers will join us online from wherever they are. Please come to the seminar having read the paper and with questions for the presenter. 

The online seminars will take place on Microsoft Teams and you can join the team here (once you join the team, go to the Medical Anthropology channel) to get access to all of the seminars and papers (under the Files tab).

Our rooms' capacity is reduced at present to 22 people:

Autumn 2020

1 October – no seminar (induction week)

8 October – Dr Vanessa Grotti, University of Bologna
Hosting the Dead: Forensics, Ritual and the Memorialisation of Migrant Human Remains in Italy (1997-2019)

15 October – Dr Carlo Caduff, Kings College London
What Went Wrong: Corona and the World after the Full Stop

22 October – Dr Emily Ng, University of Amsterdam
Diagnosis and the End(s) of the World: Psychiatry and Mediumship in Contemporary China

29 October – Prof Rebecca Lester, Washington University in St. Louis
Fixing Time: Chronicity, Recovery, and Trajectories of Care at Cedar Grove

5 November – Prof Janelle Taylor, University of Toronto
Friendship, Citizenship, and Abandonment: Older Adults with Dementia without Family Caregivers

12 November – no seminar (reading week)

For further information, please contact Jo Cook: joanna.cook@ucl.ac.uk