UCL Anthropology


Medical Anthropology Seminar Series

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

Spring 2019

10 January – Roland Littlewood (University College London)
The Problem of Healing for a Hylozoic Cult

17 January – Piers Vitebsky (University of Cambridge)
Living without the Dead: The Discovery of Sin

24 January – [NO SEMINAR]

31 January – Joseph Calabrese (University College London)
Psychopharmacological Purity Doctrines and the Inertia of Cruelty

7 February – Dana Walrath
Graphic Medicine and Making Medical Anthropology Public

14 February – Reading Week – no seminar

21 February – Simon Dein (Queen Mary/Goldsmiths)
The Abominations of Leviticus Revisited: Judaism and Pollution

28 February – Quinton Deeley (Kings College London)
The Power of Taboo: Anthropological and Neurocognitive Perspectives

7 March – Rebecca Lynch and Simon Cohn (LSHTM)
Leaky Bodies and Matter Out of Place

14 March – Ellie Reynolds (Kings College London)
Sacred and Profane: sex, energy and pollution in the dissolution of a North American religion-therapeutic movement

For further information please contact j.calabrese@ucl.ac.uk

Autumn 2018

4 October - No seminar this evening but please note Radcliffe Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology given by Susan McKinnon at 6.30pm on Cousin Marriage, Hierarchy and Heredity at British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace – registration required

11 October - Elizabeth F.S Roberts (University of Michigan)
Bioethnography, A Method of Excess: A Case Study in Validity, Memory, and Menopause in Mexico City

18 October - Michelle Pentecost (King’s College London)
Ordinary Spaces: global health, clinical trials and the everyday in South Africa

25 October - Megan Vaughan (IAS, UCL)
Conceptualising Metabolic Disorder in Southern Africa

Cancelled: 1 November - Janelle Lamoreaux (University of Arizona)
Epigenetic Ecologies: the temporality and relationality of germ cells

8 November - Reading Week - No Seminar

Enquiries to Sahra Gibbon s.gibbon@ucl.ac.uk