MAGic2015 Events EASA  RAI

Wednesday 9th September

Meeting: Teaching medical anthropology to health professionals: challenges and best practices
09:00-12:00, Global Studies Resource Centre, Room C175 (Arts C building)

Convened by: Margret Jäger (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), School Multicampi of Medicine Caicó - Brazil and Austria); Ruth Kutalek (Medical University of Vienna, Centre of Public Health, Austria)

In this workshop we will discuss the challenges of teaching medical anthropology in the broader medical field. We have invited 12 professionals to openly discuss what theories and methods they use in teaching, which resources they find useful and the challenges they face (e.g. administration, time frames, students, colleagues). We want to investigate best practice models, encourage innovative forms of teaching and think of new interdisciplinary cooperation for the future.

(This is a closed workshop from 09:00-11:00. From 11.00 open to all-comers)

ESRC Open Forum:  championing anthropological research on antimicrobial resistance
13.30-14.15, Room G22

If you are interested in how anthropology and other social science disciplines can contribute to tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), are already working on AMR-related issues, would like to be involved in future funding, proposal development or collaborative research opportunities in this area, or simply want to know a bit more, please come to this Open Forum.  There will be a short presentation by the recently appointed ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) AMR Research Champion, followed by questions and a guided discussion.

16:30-18:00, Jubilee Lecture Theatre

Consolations and entanglements: Global Health, anthropology & the coming community
Christopher Davis (SOAS)

"Protection" is to the 21st century what "rights" have been until now. Where "rights" were co-productive with nationalism and internationalism, so is "protection", or the lack of it, co-productive with our partially connected, transnationalized time. It is the form currently taken by our multiple and contradictory emancipatory aims, of which global health is certainly one. Placed in this context, global health becomes perceptible as the most comprehensively political and anthropological of goals; one inspiring – indeed requiring – the emergence of new or renewed discursive domains. Yet the moral imperatives to which we respond are far older than we.

Through a kind of ethnographic bricolage (old wine in new bottles or vice versa? we'll see), this talk will put forward the three broad themes or problems that may form the background to our many discussions during these days and beyond: (a) trust in numbers (or the issue of knowledge production and governance), (b) wizards and scientists (or the issue of logodiversity), and (c) affliction (or the matter of shared suffering).


Thursday 10th September

The Sussex Glocal Health Hive
12:30-14:00, Global Studies Resource Centre (ground Arts C)

Sussex is home to a number of unique organizations working in the area of global health. Through the Sussex Global Health Hive we would like to give you the opportunity to meet representatives of these locally based organizations in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They are keen to explore with you areas of mutual interest around particular areas of global health, to find out more about how your research might contribute or help advance the work of their organizations, and to share with you where they see emerging research needs in the area of global health. Spawning both non-governmental and research oriented organizations, the topics these organizations cover include – amongst many others:

Confirmed participants: Centre for Global Health Policy; Aids Alliance; Help Age; Médecins Sans Frontières; Centre for Bionetworking; Health Action International; IDS; Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth; Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health; BSMS Wellcome Trust; Footwork – the International Podoconiosis Initiative.

Come and meet the local community working on global health during your visit to Sussex!
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The event is organized by the Centre for Global Health Policy.

Annual meeting of EASA Medical Anthropology network (MAN)
17:45-18:45, JUB-144

All members of the EASA Medical Anthropology network and those interested in being part of this network, are invited to attend this annual network meeting.

Banquet at Stanmer House
19:30 onwards

The conference dinner will take place at nearby restaurant, Stanmer House, on the middle (Thursday) evening. Stanmer House is a Grade I listed mansion west of the village of Falmer and north-east of the city of Brighton and Hove. It stands very close to Stanmer village and Church, within the Stanmer Park. Tickets cost £45 for a three-course meal including wine and had to be booked when registering. This event is now sold out.

There will be music and dancing with the Ska Toons from 9ish. 'Ska Toons is a rocking collision of ska, funk and jazz, where Prince Buster meets Duke Ellington, The Skatalites meet Charles Mingus and The Ventures meet Don Drummond'. All delegates are welcome to come up to Stanmer House for the party.


Friday 11th September

Wellcome trust presentation
13:00-13:45, Global Studies seminar room, Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C building

Joao Rangel de Almeida (Wellcome Trust)

This interactive session provides an overview of the Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social science Funding schemes available to scholars in all career stages.