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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: Events


Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders

Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders
Hosted by: SOMA # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: MAYS # EASA
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Date and Time
15th Jun 2017 09:00 - 16th Jun 2017 17:00
University of Edinburgh
The MAYS 2017 conference will explore the ways in which medical
anthropology can be practically and socially applied outside of academia in
the public sphere, and how medical anthropologists can collaborate with
other professionals.
Therefore we invite anyone who has thought about this kind of work - not
necessarily only those have succeeded in reaching out beyond academic
borders yet. We would like this meeting to cover ideas for future
interdisciplinary work, and/or any past or present experience you might
have working with other disciplines and the public.
This conference aims to open up conversation about what can we as young
MedAnth scholars can do now to build public/interdisciplinary skills and
find feedback and encouragement for future ideas.We are also working to put
together workshops by academics and outside-academia researchers who have
experience working interdisciplinarily. These workshops will be friendly,
informal sessions where we can have a chance to learn from others'
experiences and ask practical questions about what working across borders
is really like, and how to find those career opportunities.

Maria Concetta (Mari) Lo Bosco - Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Lilian Kennedy – Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

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