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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: Welcome to EdCMA


Welcome to EdCMA

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Participants at the 2017 Annual Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing, co-organised with Durham University:


See the presentations from the one day symposium, on Global Challenges in Infectious Diseases here. Organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, these bring together a wide spectrum of expertise in social sciences with relevance to infectious diseases research. 

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Highlights from 2017! 

 Events in the spring and summer of 2017, included:

  • a joint workshop with Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, with a keynote by Vinh-Kim Nguyen;
  • a networking event on Global Mental Health;
  • an advanced workshop for PhD and MSc students on the Anthropology of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, coordinated with Durham University
  • visits by  Elizabeth Hallam and Carlo Caduff to discuss their recent books;  
  • the MAYS Medical Anthropology conference;  
  • talks by Dr Bhargavi Davar;


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New jobs in anthroplogy and development

Two new posts in anthropology: Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in the anthropology of development


Nov 17 Speaker: Professor Vanessa Grotti # European University Institute Strange Patients: Kinship, Care and Regeneration in Southern European Borderlands 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square

Nov 23 Introduced by: Dr Erminia Colucci # University of Middlesex; Hosted by: GMHRN & EdCMA # U of E; - Please choose: TBC # TBC Film - Breaking the Chains: Human Rights Abuses of the Mentally Ill 13:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) Room 1.9, School of Health in Social Science, Doorway 6 Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG


Dec 07 Hosted by: SoMA # U of E SoMA Book Club: 12:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Rm 1.21, CMB

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