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SoMA co-organises MAYS annual 2017 conference

"Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders" JUNE 15 - 16, 2017 - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND A joint MAYS- SOMA conference. 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.

"Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders"
JUNE 15 - 16, 2017 - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
A joint conference with SoMA of the University of Edinburgh.
The Medical Anthropology Young Scholars - EASA (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.
Recent years have seen a shift in the role of academia within public spheres. This is recognition of the need for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. Additionally, the
direction of social science research funding has turned toward prioritizations of definable impact an interdisciplinary project teams. These shifts in the landscape of social science research highlight the
limitedness of purely academic posts within the disciplines of Anthropology and Medical Anthropology. As such, current PhD anthropology researchers are often encouraged to look beyond the academic discipline for professional careers after graduation. Considering these factors, active examinations and contemplations of the ways in which anthropological training and research can be applied to and pursued within other professional vocations are required.
The MAYS 2017 conference invites anthropologists to consider a broad spectrum of topics that explore what a medical anthropology across borders means, in practice.
*Abstract submission to mays.easa@gmail.com <mays.easa@gmail.com>*
*Abstract Deadline: 6 February 2017, 5pm GMT*
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