Conference: Comics & Medicine, From Private Lives to Public Health, June 26-28, 2014

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health

June 26th to 28th, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank, James Sturm & Carol Tilley

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the fifth Comics & …


Plasticity and Pathology: A Workshop – UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department – April 11 & 12, 2014

Plasticity and Pathology: History and Theory of Neural Subjects

Organized by David Bates and Nima Bassiri

Friday, April 11

1.00 pm Welcome from Workshop Organizers (David Bates and Nima Bassiri)

1.15 – 3.15 pm Session One

Laura Salisbury (English, Exeter)
TBA [On narrative and neural subjects in Luria]

Nima Bassiri (ACLS Fellow, Literature and Neuroscience, Duke)
“Epileptic Insanity and Personal …


Cfp: AAA 2014 panel – Discipline, Care and Punish? Anthropological Approaches to Suffering and Well-Being across the Carceral Continuum

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to encourage submissions for a AAA 2014 panel entitled “Discipline, Care and Punish? Anthropological Approaches to Suffering and Well-Being across the Carceral Continuum.”

Organized by Kimberly Sue (Harvard University); Carolyn Sufrin (UCSF); Nick Iacobelli (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant: Philippe Bourgois (University of Pennsylvania)

Can institutions of punishment and confinement be spaces of care and healing? …


Call for candidates : one year fellowship at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale of the Collège de France (Paris)

The Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, based at the Collège de France in Paris, will hire a researcher for a one-year post-doctoral contract starting 1st September 2014 to study the perception of animal diseases in southeast Asia (including China, India and Indonesia).

This position takes part to the project « Social representations of pathogens at the frontiers between species », sponsored by …


One-year lecturer position in medical anthropology, U Washington

The University of Washington Department of Anthropology is seeking an anthropologist to fill a temporary, one-year (9 month), full-time (100% FTE) lecturer position in medical anthropology to begin September 2014. The position is not renewable at this time. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching six undergraduate courses per year that serve a vibrant undergraduate program in Medical Anthropology and …