9th Annual MAYS Meeting
5-6 Oct 2018, Freie Universität Berlin
Creative Methods and Participatory Arts Research in Medical Anthropology
Within Anthropology, creative methods have been emerging as useful and engaging tools for conducting research about health, illness and the body. From innovative and experimental uses of film and media to participatory arts research, methods once reserved for the arts have taken on new relevance as anthropological tools to gather ethnographic data and present findings. Furthermore, creative arts research methods open up new ways of involving research participants and communities in the research process, challenging the roles of research(ers) and interlocutors and definitions of knowledge production.
This conference seeks to instigate discussions about how the creative process and its methods have been useful – or not – in researching topics in medical anthropology. Our aim is not a discussion of anthropological theories of the art and the image, but instead ask:
We enthusiastically invite contributions that explore these and other questions in relation to the use of creative methods in medical anthropology. Possible topics include but are not limited to the interplay between medical anthropological goals and attentions, ethnographic film and multimedia, drawing and visual field notes, exhibitions and museum curation, public art and installations, participatory arts research methods, architecture and design, performance and theater, and storytelling and fiction. We also invite creative presentations of research findings that showcase its creative methodological approaches and findings.
We invite you to submit an abstract of 300 words maximum, and three keywords at the link below (we will not accept abstracts via email.) After the notification of acceptance you will be requested to submit your material six weeks prior to the meeting.
Further details: https://mayseasa.org/2018/02/26/mays-2018-annual-meeting-announced/
Submit abstract at: https://airtable.com/shrg0uQgDUNdTnh2z
Abstract Deadline: April 15th 2018
Notification of Acceptance: April 30th 2018
Deadline for presentation submission: August 22th 2018