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Welcome to EdCMA

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our PhD application webinar. The slides are here...

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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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Webinar for PhD applicants

Join Ian Harper, Lucy Lowe, and Lilian Kennedy for an online Q&A session on writing PhD proposals

New jobs in anthroplogy and development

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


Jan 17 Speaker: Dr Clare Chandler # LSHTM Social Science, AMR, and Diagnostics in Global Health 12:00 (2 hours) Conference Room, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh

Jan 25 Hosted by: EdCMA # U of E EdCMA 2nd Anniversary Party 17:00 (2 hours) Foyer, Ground Floor, CMB


Jan 26 Speaker: Brandon Kohrt # George Washington University; Hosted by: EdCMA # U of E EdCMA Annual Lecture: Applying Anthropology for Mental Health Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies 15:00 (2 hours) TBC

EdCMA Annual Lecture / seminar