Medical Anthropology seminars

This term’s Medical Anthropology Seminars at UCL will be run in conjunction with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Please note that there are therefore two possible venues this term, the Darylll Forde Seminar Room in the Anthropology Department at 14 Taviton Street for seminars taking place at UCL and for those taking place at LSHTM the venue will be in the Faculty Room at Tavistock Place (NOTE, not the main building at Keppel Street). Please therefore check the venue for each week below.

All seminars start will be on Thursdays at 4.30pm

15th January at UCL Paul Brodwin (University of Wisconsin) “Gesture of Care: An  Ethnography of Mental Health Reform”. Venue: UCL

22nd January at LSHTM Ben Balek (LSHTM) “Emotion talk and autism self-advocacy.” Venue: LSHTM

29th January at LSHTM Paul Richards (Wagenigen University) “The end of Ebola? New evidence from rural Sierra Leone.” Venue: LSHTM NOTE: for this seminar only, the room will be the Jenny Morris Room, 15-17 Tavistock Place

5th February at UCL Susan Philips (University of Arizona) “The Anatomy of Vengeance: Forensic Evidence, Storytelling, and Gang Collective Violence” Venue: UCL

12th February at LSHTM Hannah Kienzler  (LSHTM) “Global Mental Health in War and Post War Contexts: Negotiating Mental Health System Reforms in Kosovo and Palestine” Venue: LSHTM


26th February at UCL Ciara Kierans (University of Liverpool) TBC, Venue: UCL

5th March at LSHTM Heidi Larsen (LSHTM) TBC, Venue: LSHTM

12th March at LSHTM Tim Allen (LSE) “Life Beyond the Bubbles: Cognitive Dissonance and Humanitarian Impunity in Northern Uganda” Venue: LSHTM

19th March at UCL Christos Lynteris (Univeristy of Cambridge)  “The Visible Invisible: Plague Photography and the Optical Unconscious” Venue: UCL


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The 2014 autumn seminars were:

21st OctoberAlex Cohen Searching for Psychosis
28th OctoberLorelei Jones Exploring self-care: A new medical cosmology?
4th NovemberEmma Garnett Data-in-negotiation: making knowledge on air pollution in a multidisciplinary public health project
18th NovemberJanet Seeley The development of conceptual frameworks on the management of chronic or long-term illness – what do studies of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy have to offer?
25th NovemberSara PapariniQualitative interviews as talking technologies: experience and normalisation in HIV research
2nd DecemberShelley Lees Subjectivity and survival: Life in urban Tanzania in the 21st Century
9th Decembertbctbc