Features

2014 in Review

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We know, we know: you’ve been overloaded with end-of-the-year lists and it’s already 2015 in most of the world, so we’ll be quick. On behalf of the Editorial Collaborative, we offer a big thanks to all of our series and section editors – they’re named below – our book reviewers, our guest contributors, and of course, our readers.

Here’s a …

Announcements

Somatosphere & more at #AAA2014

In anticipation of the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference in Washington DC from December 3-7, we wanted to point out a number of panels on which various members of Somatosphere’s editorial team will be presenting, as well as several other interesting panels, roundtables, lectures, and events:

On Wednesday, December 3rd from 12-1:45pm in Jefferson will be the session “Uncertainty

Announcements

Somatosphere seeks a Managing Editor

Somatosphere seeks a Managing Editor to help run the day-to-day operations of the website, as well as to develop new projects and initiatives.  The Managing Editor will work with members of the site’s Editorial Collaborative, regular and guest contributors to: oversee the submission, editing, and formatting of posts; manage the site’s social media presence; and aid in developing new series …

Features

The collaborative turn: interdisciplinarity across the human sciences

Questions of health, medicine and science have long animated sub-disciplinary attentions in the social sciences and humanities. Recently, however, research around these topics has taken a marked collaborative turn. If topics in the medical and health sciences were once straightforward objects of study for anthropological, sociological or philosophical analysis, increasingly, to work ‘on’ such topics often means also to work …

In the Journals

Historical Trauma: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The latest issue of Transcultural Psychiatry is devoted to the concept of “historical trauma” in studies of Indigenous peoples in North America.  As Laurence J. Kirmayer, Joseph P. Gone, and Joshua Moses argue in their Introduction to the special issue:

“The notions of historical trauma, loss, and grief have drawn attention to the enduring effects of colonization, marginalization, and cultural