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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: SoMA: Students of Medical Anthropology


Edinburgh-Durham Workshop 2020

Please note that, in response to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing all SoMA events from 13th March onwards. We will post updates as the situation develops.

Mixing Medical Anthropology: Writing Medicine Across Borders

*Formerly known as the Durham-Edinburgh Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing*

Hosted by the Anthropology of Health Research Group (Durham) and the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology

31st March - 1st April 2020, University of Edinburgh

Since 2017, Durham and Edinburgh universities have come together to convene an advanced anthropology workshop for research on health, medicine and well-being. This annual workshop provides a supportive environment for postgraduate students to present ongoing and planned research; to improve research training and support for students working on health and wellbeing; and to explore challenges in carrying out and supporting research in health-related topics. It also provides opportunities for networking between staff and students across disciplines and institutions. We encourage contributions from within and beyond medical anthropology, including STS, medical humanities and others.

This year’s event will take place from 10am on 31st  March to 3pm on 1st April DATES TBC.

A key part of the workshop will focus on writing and drafts alongside presentations by postgraduate students. This can include work in progress, proposed research, and more polished thesis chapters which would benefit from constructive discussion.  We invite presentations from students at any stage of the research process, including MA/MSc students. We encourage participants to interpret the terms ‘health’ and ‘medical anthropology’ in the broadest sense.

If you are interested in participating, please send a title and short abstract (max 250 words) no later than 2nd March to the Edinburgh organisers by responding to this email:

For the past two years, the second day of this event has been allocated to a common activity for all participants – staff and students. Currently we are looking at a 'three minute thesis speed dating' but we are open to possibilities so we encourage you to get in touch!

We are excited to hear from you and welcoming you to Edinburgh.

Warm wishes,

The Edinburgh Team: Tara, Imogen, Leah and Iona

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