Networks: Medical Anthropology Network
Welcome to the EASA Medical Anthropology Network Homepage
The EASA Medical Anthropology Network was established in 2006, at the 9th Biennial Conference of EASA in Bristol. It responds to the need for an open communication platform expressed by medical anthropologists from all over Europe during the two previous Biennial Conferences of EASA (in Copenhagen 2002 and Vienna 2004).
Regional networks in medical anthropology
Our liaison Officer Susanne Ådahl is collecting information on regional networks in medical anthropology in Europe and has comprised a list of networks which you can view on our regional networks page.
The Medical Anthropology Network of EASA aims at strengthening the subfield by enabling exchange of information and increasing opportunities for collaboration. Specifically the network aims to provide information on ongoing seminars, research collaborations, publications and graduate education; and to create opportunities for professional medical anthropologists and graduate students in Europe to connect to each other through this virtual space, at biannual EASA meetings and other events and in special interest groups. We aim to relate debates in our subfield to those taking place in general anthropology and in related fields such as science and technology studies and medical sociology, and create space for reflection on applied medical anthropological research and practice. To facilitate student exchange, the network will regularly update an overview of graduate education opportunities in Europe and facilitate joint graduate courses and workshops.
The Network aims to connect already existing national, regional and transnational networks as well as individual scholars who are based in Europe and work in this booming subfield of anthropology. This website is part of that networking; another useful tool is the EASA Medanthnet mailing list - EASA members and other researchers in medical anthropology are invited to join this.
There are two special interest groups which are developing within the network: Applied Medical Anthropology and MAYS (Medical Anthropology Young Scholars). We invite members to contact the network committee if they would like to set up additional Interest Groups.
Membership of the EASA Medical Anthropology Network is open to all EASA members.