Plenary talks from the 2010 SCA conference

Videos of several of the plenary talks from this year’s Society for Cultural Anthropology conference on Natureculture — which Stephanie Lloyd recently reported on for Somatosphere — are now available for viewing and listening on the Cultural Anthropology journal website and on a Vimeo site.

I am embedding videos of the talks by Judith Farquhar and Donna Haraway below, …


From Nature/Culture to Culturally-Dominated Nature: A Spring Conference Overview

A particularly packed spring conference season recently wound up for me, having attended four conferences over the course of about a month and a half. Two of these stood out for the contrast of the approaches to the human, personhood and the self and the questions they raised for the study of each. What was most interesting, was the relative …


Call for papers: Culture-nature revisited (June 8-11, 2011, Grenå, Denmark)

The following announcement has been circulated by Mette Bech Risør:

The 7th Conference in Nordic Anthropology of Health and Medicine will be held June 8-11, 2011 in Grenå, Denmark, under the auspices of the University of Copenhagen and University of Aarhus. The conference is organized by: Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University; Department of Anthropology, Copenhagen University and


A Report on the FPR-UCLA conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder

Contributed by Emily Ng

For those who did not make it to the sold out conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder, co-hosted by the Foundation for Psychocultural Research and UCLA, it was a three-day barrage of intellectual stimulation, punctuated by endless streams of conference coffee. Speakers spanned the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, neurosciences, and law.…