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Termine im Wintersemester 2023/2024


Caroline Meier zu Biesen (Universität Leipzig)

"In epistemological purgatory: A lived experience response to endometriosis"

23.11.23 Inga Haaland (Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo)

"PrEP and stigma among men who have sex with men and transgender women in Dar es Salaam"


Maja Sisnowski (University of Amsterdam) "Pragmatic Bodies and Unmattering Categories in De-escalation Practices"

Hellena Debelts (FU Berlin/Robert Koch Institut)

"Extending the social of care, biopolitics and ecology: A cross-country analysis on One Health in Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria"
18.01.24 Kathrin Bauer (FU Berlin)


25.01.24 Anika König (FU Berlin)  TBA
01.02.24 Kelly Mulvaney (University of Chicago) Dissertation chapter draft: "Cervical Cancer Prevention between Public Health and Individual Wellbeing"
08.02.24 Phillip Willians (Universität Leipzig)

Fieldwork notes

15.02.24 Beatriz Aragon (University of St. Andrews)

“Ill-timed patients: Gitanos, cultural difference and primary health care in a time of crisis"

Termine im Sommersemester 2023


MAE Lecture: Lamia Mognieh (University of Copenhagen)

"Psychiatric Afterlives: Narrating Illness, Gender, and Violence in Lebanon"

11.05. Anika König (Freie Universität Berlin) & Caroline Meier zu Biesen (Universität Leipzig)

Project proposal for endometriosis project


Zhuo Niu (Freie Universität Berlin) "From Zero-Covid to De-visualization of COVID in China’s post-pandemic era"

José Ignacio Allevi (Guest researcher at Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut / Assistant Professor at CONICET, Argentina)

"Global health agendas, local state practices: exploring health agencies & policy making in Argentina during the first half of the 20th century. A study case"
08.06. Stefan Reinsch, Lennart Gretschel & Anika Wagner (Zentrum für Versorgungsforschung Brandenburg at Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg)

"Understanding Experiences with Overweight in Rural Brandenburg through Niching"


Sofie Kronberger (Universität Wien)

"Learning to Listen. Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Hearing"

29.06. Max Schnepf (Freie Universität Berlin) “care_less gestures"
06.07. Phillip Willians (Universität Leipzig)

Fieldnotes discussion

13.07. Hansjörg Dilger; Tom Lagodny; Gabriela Paredes Siml; Ursula Probst & Niu Zhou (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Mobility Regimes of Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Preliminary findings"

20.07. Grace Oroma-Lanek (Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine)

"Dehumanization of care and care practices amidst EVD healthcare intervention. Experience of living, and dying in the ETU"

Termine im Wintersemester 2022/2023


Caroline Meier zu Biesen,
Universität Leipzig

"NCDs in Zanzibar"


Sung-Joon Park,
Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin

'“Testing life: moving, knowing and living in the Covid-19 pandemic”


Françoise Vergès,
4th Berlin Southern Theory Lecture

A Program of Total Disorder: Decolonizing Europe

Max Schnepf,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Discussing fieldnotes"

Maja Sisnowski,
University of Amsterdam

"Bodies, Contexts and Differences: De-escalating Situations and Care Work"


Universität Leipzig

"Wellbeing and Place-making: Ethnography of a research institute in a major German city"

02.02. Judith Albrecht,
HMKW, University of Applied Sciences
“Breathing as a Spirometric Moment: Tracking Epistemic Violence Through Ethnographic Respiration”

Anika König,
Freie Universität Berlin &
Caroline Meier zu Biesen

Project proposal for endometriosis project


Grace Oroma-Lanek,
Bernhard-Nocht-Institute of Tropical Medicine

“Humane care and treatment in the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) and community”

Termine im Sommersemester 2022


Karoline Buchner,
Freie Universität Berlin

’Elevating the Health of All' - Working towards Recognition in Chinese Medicine in Taiwan"


Stefan Reinsch,
Zentrum für Versorgungsforschung, Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg - Theodor Fontane

"The Weariness of Hoping. Managing Emotions while Waiting for an Organ Transplantation”


Maja Sisnowski,
University of Amsterdam

''De-escalation as a Traveling Technology: The Ethics of Partial Abstractions''


Grace Oroma,
Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine

"Burden of Care among Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Survivors and Frontline Health Workers (FLHWs)"

Caetano Sordi,
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

"Covid-19 and Disaster Capitalism: 'Passanda a boiada' in the Brazilian Meat Processing Chain"

Uli Beisel,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Mobile Mosquitoes - Understanding the Entangled Mobilities of Aedes Mosquitoes and Humans"

07.07. Müge Akpinar,
Freie Universität Berlin
"Performing Healing: Agency, Destiny, and Affect"

Anika König,
Freie Universität Berlin

“Chapter: Disruptions"

Termine im Wintersemester 2021/2022


Ayo Wahlberg,
University of Copenhagen
Marie Svensson
Danish Heart Association

Medical Anthropology Europe Lecture Series "Calibrating Chronicity"


Ursula Probst,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Insurance uncertainties: Health care coverage for Eastern European migrant sex workers between transnational aspirations and boundaries of European citizenship"


Max Schnepf,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Chemisch Werden: Looks und Lust als Modi urbaner Verkörperung"


Müge Akpinar,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Being A Muslim in the End Times"

Annemarie Mol
University of Amsterdam

Medical Anthropology Europe Lecture Series "Eating in Theory: A New Book"

Mustafa Abdalla
Freie Universität Berlin

"Professionalism in the Context of the Gray Zone of Disease Markets"

09.12. Anika König
Freie Universität Berlin
Book proposal

Simon Mutebi,
University of Dar es Salaam

"Indigenous Healing and Medicinal Practices in Response to The COVID-19 Outbreak in Tanzania"


Judith Albrecht
HMKW, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

„How can I prove that I am traumatized. and do I even want that?“: Trauma, agency, and social suffering along hierarchies of citizenship


Janina Kehr
University of Vienna

Medical Anthropology Europe Lecture Series "Reflections on the Medicene"


Caetano Sordi
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Postponed to the Summer Semester


Uli Beisel
Freie Universität Berlin


Termine im Sommersemester 2021


Nasima Selim,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Post/Colonial Breathing Troubles in Kolkata"


Almudena Mari Sáez,
Robert Koch-Institut

"Outbreak response, scientific attention and invisibilities: resurgence of Ebola Virus in Forest region in Guinea"


Giorgio Brocco,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Book Proposal: Trajectories of Albinism"
03.06. Janina Kehr,
Universität Wien
"Baroque Austerity. Hospitals and Healthcare in Contemporary Spain"
10.06. Annemarie Samuels & Natashe Lemos Dekker,
Universiteit Leiden
"Traveling models of palliative care: Ethnographic approaches to culture and care at the end of life"

Sabina Faiz Rashid,
Brac University

"Why do contexts matter?: lessons from Covid-19 in Bangladesh"
24.06. Adia Benton,
Northwestern University, USA
Keynote, “Radical Health” conference

Kathrin Bauer,
Freie Universität Berlin

“Doctors and Private Schools: ADHD in Colombia”


Ursula Probst,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Einleitung: Willkommen im Bordell Europas? (Dissertation chapter)"

Termine im Wintersemester 2020/2021

12.11. (Beginn 17:00 Uhr)

Hansjörg Dilger,
Freie Universität Berlin

"From HIV/AIDS to COVID-19: Towards a Critical Anthropology of Global Health" (ZIG-Talks, Robert Koch Institute)


Anika König,
University of Lucerne

"Parents on the Move: A Medical Ethnography of German and Swiss Transnational Surrogacy"
03.12. Annalisa Butticci,
Georgetown University
"Coronization and Colonization. The Return of European Diseases in Post-Colonial West Africa. Notes from the field"
07.01. - -

Müge Akpinar,
Freie Universität Berlin & Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

"Conceptual and Theoretical Framework" (PhD thesis, working title "'In Quest of Lost Remedy': Body, Health and Identity in an Islamic Medicine Inspired Healing Movement in Turkey"
21.01. Rebecca-Rosea Blome,
Freie Universität Berlin
“Ontological Multiplicity and the Politics of Protecting Traditional Knowledge”

Karoline Buchner,
Freie Universität Berlin

“Research Proposal”


Ursula Probst,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Zwischen Freiheit und Kommerzialisierung: Sexuelle Subjektivitäten im 'neuen Europa'"
11.02. Sung Joon Park,
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
"Protecting the demos? Learning how democracies are done and undone in large-scale epidemics, like Ebola"

Kathrin Bauer,
Freie Universität Berlin

"ADHD in Colombia: Diversity of Dysfunction? First insights"

Caroline Meier zu Biesen,
Universität Leipzig/ Leipzig Lab "Global Health"       

"Concepts of chronicity, conditions of treatability: Non-communicable diseases and traditional medicine in Zanzibar"

Termine im Sommersemester 2020


Nasima Selim,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Wayfairing of the Heart: Secular Suffering and the Politics of Sufi Healing in Germany" (Book Proposal)


Caroline Contentin,
Werkstatt Ethnologie Berlin

"The use of anthropological methods for workshops supporting self-help strategies by kitchen remedies" (an article for the journal of medical anthropology Curare)
28.05. Judith Albrecht,
Freie Universität Berlin
"Betrayed promise and the imagined german welfare state: the struggle for agency, justice and empathie among families of murder victims"
04.06. - -

Müge Akpinar,
Freie Universität Berlin & Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

"Historical background of traditional medicine practices in Turkey and Methodology" (2. chapter of PhD thesis, working title "'In Quest of Lost Remedy': Body, Health and Identity in an Islamic Medicine Inspired Healing Movement in Turkey"
18.06. Marcos Andrade Neves,
Freie Universität Berlin
“Matter of Imaginaries: A peaceful pill for a good death”

Glaucia Maricato,
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

“Time, treatment and numbers: infrastructures of leprosy elimination”


Ursula Probst,
Freie Universität Berlin

"'Aber wir sind doch alle weiß' - Verkörperte Definitionen und ambivalente Grenzen (ost-)europäischer Zugehörigkeiten"
09.07. Karoline Buchner,
Freie Universität Berlin
"Cultivating competence - Chinese medicine student clubs in Taipei"

Rebecca-Rosea Blome,
Freie Universität Berlin

"Affective Relations in Sites of Technoscientific Knowledge Production"

Termine im Sommersemester 2018


María Epele,

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Urban Poverty in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Denise de Waal,

University of Bradford

‘You are sitting there, aren’t you, love?’ Transitions and Loss, Spouse Care for People Living with Dementia


Matian van Soest,

University of Cologne

Wetland Agriculture and Malaria in Central Uganda: A Tale of Lowland Crops and Mosquitoes

No Session


Anitha Tingira,

Freie Universität Berlin

(Non)Compliance with Referral Advice: Empowerment, Marginalization and Delivery Experiences

Branwyn Poleykett,

CRASSH, University of Cambridge

The Work of Nourishment: Diet and the Emergence of Chronic Disease in Dakar

No Session

SFB-Workshop: "Engaging the Elsewhere - Affective politics and political aesthetics across Muslim and Christian life-worlds"

Keynote Speech: Amira Mittermaier (University of Toronto) and Annalisa Butticci (Utrecht University)

June 7: Internal Meeting FUB & GlobHealth-Cermes3 Teams

June 8: FUB/Globhealth-Cermes3 joint workshop "Medical Assemblages, Scales, Structure" (not open to the public)


Sa’ed Atshan,

Swarthmore College

Psychosocial Humanitarianism in the Palestinian Territories: 2010-2018 (joint session by research areas Medical Anthropology and Psychological Anthropology)
21.06. No Session 10 Year Anniversary of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies with Lecture by Ann Stoler (New School for Social Research, New York): "Interior Frontiers: Dangerous Concepts in Our Times"
28.06. No Session  

Ursula Probst,

Freie Universität Berlin

“Nobody Wants to be Eastern European...” - Managing Identities in the Berlin Sex Industry


Nasima Selim,

Freie Universität Berlin
Affect Dis/Orders: Bengali-German Encounters in the Field and the Archive.

Simon Mutebi,

Freie Universität Berlin

Navigating Sexual Performance: The Role of Multiple Forms of Masculinities

Termine im Wintersemester 2017/18


Krzysztof Bierski (independent researcher)

Skill of being well: moving with attention and cultivating attitudes in hospital yoga practice.


Nasima Selim (Freie Universität Berlin)

Participation in and performance of the real: healing power of words, sounds, and things.


Natashe Lemos Dekker (University of Amsterdam)

Moral frames for lives worth living: managing the end of life with dementia.

Simon Mutebi (Freie Universität Berlin)

 Emerging masculinities and sexual practices.
23.11.2017   no session


no session


Alice Street (University of Edinburgh)

Where the health system ends: relational infrastructure at the PNG periphery.


Pawel Lewicki (Europa-Universität Viadrina)

Gender and well-being among Polish HIV-positive people who use drugs in Berlin.
21.12.2017   no session
No AK/Christmas break    
11.01.2018 Tine Hanrieder (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB) Re-scaling humanitarianism: the transnational construction of global health in American medicine.

Judith Albrecht (Freie Universität Berlin)

"It is more than just grief": conflicting perspectives on victimhood and psychological violence in murder cases in Germany.


Mustafa Abdalla (Freie Universität Berlin)

"I want my womanhood back": female patients in a disease market.


Giorgio Brocco (Freie Universität Berlin)

Biosociality and vulnerability: narratives and practices of albinism in contemporary Tanzania.


Maya Ash (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Negotiating the street: integrating spatial methodologies into ethnographies of the city.


Matian v. Soest (Universität zu Köln)

Dealing with malaria at the urban fringe: findings from central Uganda.

Termine im Sommersemester 2017


Anitha Tingira (FU Berlin)

Utilization of maternal health services and the complex hybrid experiences.


Hannah Brown (Durham University)

Lassa fever: crisis, science and social ecologies of a 'global health' disease.


Márcio Vilar (Universität Leipzig)

Biotechnological innovation, drug regulation and life assemblages in contemporary Brazil: on the 'Fosfo' case from an anthropological perspective. 

Public holiday


no session


Matian van Soest (Universität zu Köln)

Malaria in Uganda: navigating through the health care system.


Jieun Kim (FU Berlin)

Hematopolitics: reciprocity and exclusion in Japanese blood banks.


Giorgio Brocco (FU Berlin)

Family (dis)position and unfamiliar ties: relatedness and albinism in global Tanzania.


14:00-15:30: Anitha Tingira (FU Berlin)

Ethical and moral dilemmas: navigating between being providers and community members.

15:45-17:15: Krzysztof Bierski (FU Berlin)

‘Caring in movement’ – exploring the correspondence between contemplative practices and wellbeing. 

17:30-19:00: Mona Schrempf (independent researcher)

Introduction of the planned book "Transnational Tibetan Medicine.
Translating Formulation Regimes, Styles of Practice and Therapeutic Networks in China and Europe".


Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg (Carleton College, Minnesota)

Book presentation of “Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe”

Termine im Wintersemester 2016/17

27.10.2016 Stefan Reinsch (Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Department of Paediatric Pneumology and Immunology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin) When care strikes back – Some strategies and tactics for dealing with ambivalence of visibility in chronic illness


Anitha Tingira (Freie Universität Berlin) Thesis chapters Outline 

Giorgio Brocco (Freie Universität Berlin) Biosociality and political subjectivities among people with albinism in Tanzania
17.11.2016 Todd Sekuler (Institute of European Ethnology at Humboldt University) The Temporality of Prudent Compassion among Providers of Medical Transition in France

Ursula Probst (Freie Universität Berlin) Sexuality and Sex Work: A Complicated Relationship? - Experiences of Migrant Sex Workers from Eastern Europe in Berlin
01.12.2016 Flaminia Bartolini (Goethe University in Frankfurt a.M.) Doing intimacy in illegality. Experiences and strategies of undocumented migrant women in Berlin

Judith Schühle (Freie Universität Berlin) Biomedicine and becoming a doctor in Nigeria

Krzysztof Bierski (Freie Universität Berlin) 'Caring in movement, feeling with air: Wellbeing in contemplative practice'

Pawel Lewicki (Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt [Oder]) HIV-trajectories: life of mobile PLWHA from Poland in Berlin

Anika König (Freie Universität Berlin) German and Swiss parents commissioning surrogacy overseas: the example of the United States

Britta Ruttert (Freie Universität Berlin) The re-invention of tradition?: Integrative medicine in a pedriatric cancer unit of a German University hospital

Matian van Soest  (University of Cologne, Department of Anthropology) Malaria-Research in central Uganda: Methods and Ethics in the Field

Rebecca Marsland (University of Edinburgh, Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science)  Inside and Outside the Beehive
09.02.2017 Marcos Andrade Neves (UFRGS & Freie Universität Berlin) Bureaucratic pluralism and biomedical governance: regimes of care and resistance in the landscape of assisted suicide

Elena Calvo-González (Federal University of Bahia)

Health self-monitoring in Brazil: laboratories, test results and the healthcare system

Termine im Sommersemester 2016

28.04.2016 Judith Schühle (Freie Universität Berlin) "State of the Art or the Art of Medicine? South-North Perceptions of Multiple Biomedicines by Nigerian Physicians in the US"


Johanna Gonçalves Martín (University of Cambridge/Universitätsklinikum Dresden)  "Helicopter Approaches" 

Bo Kyeong Seo (Freie Universität Berlin) "The (Im)Possibility of Care in the Politics of Life" 
20.–21.05.2016 Internal Workshop of the DGV Work Group Medical Anthropology (at FU Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Tereza Baltag (Chales University, Prague) "Dimensions of Normality (Addicts on Buprenorphine)"

Jamie Saris (Maynooth University) Shaky Subjects, Metabolic Lesions, and Government Junkies: The Circulation of Methadone in and through Ireland 

Judith Albrecht (Freie Universität Berlin) "Trauma, Grief and Social Justice in Germany"

Krzysztof Bierski (Freie Universität Berlin) "Scanning the Brain and Being a Path: What is Yoga Union of"?

Elisabeth Hsu (University of Oxford) "Chinese Medicine in East Africa"

Giorgio Brocco (Freie Universität Berlin) "Embodying differences: Ideas and Discourses on albinism in global Tanzania"

Todd Sekuler (Humboldt University, Institute of European Ethnology) "The Temporality of Prudent Compassion among Providers of Medical Transition in France"

Judith Schühle (Freie Universität Berlin) "Chapter of Dissertation"

Mustafa Abdalla (Freie Universität Berlin)  

Termine im Wintersemester 2015/2016


Engaged Anthropology: Refugees in Berlin meeting


Seth Holmes (UC Berkeley): “Representing 'The European Refugee Crisis': Delineating Difference and Deservingness”


Finnland Institut: "Belonging In Times of Exclusion. Illness Through History and Across Cultures" (Teilnehmer: Hansjörg Dilger, Petteri Pietikäinen)


Simon Mutebi (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin): “Perceptions and Experiences of Male Sexual Dysfunction and the Social Reproduction of Biomedical Discourses of Male Sexuality in Urban Communities in Tanzania.”


Anitha Tingira (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin): “Dynamics in Delivery and Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Tanzania: Reflections from the Field“


Nasima Selim (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin): “Barzakh or the World-In-Between: Body Prayers and Healing Ontologies"


Laura Montesi (University of Kent): "Bodies and Emotions in Rural Mexico: From the Ikojts' Ontology of Emotions to an Existential/Phenomenological Theory of Vulnerability"


Amelia Fiske (Department of Anthropology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Bodily Persuasion in Toxic Tours: The 'Dirty Hand' of Oil in Ecuadorian Environmental Politics”


Janina Kehr (Universität Zürich): "Sick States? Health and Austerity in the Global North"


Marcos Andrade Neves (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin): "On Their Own Terms: The Processes of Institutionalization of Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia”.


Giorgio Brocco (Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, FU Berlin): "Exploring Experiences of Albinism in Tanzania between Global and Local Worlds: Preliminary Research Findings".


Jieun Kim (Graduate School of East Asian Studies, FU Berlin): “Temporalities of Care and Engagement: Homeless Activism in Japan“

Termine im Sommersemester 2015

23.04.2015 Film Review
07.05.2015 Ruari McBride (Queen's University Belfast, UK): A Critical Discourse Analysis of Eight Narrative Responses to a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder 
14.05.2015 Public Holiday
21.05.2015 Claudia Lang (Ludwig-Maximilians-University München): (Re-)Inventing Ayurvedic Psychiatry in Kerala, South India
28.05.2015 Johanna Gonçalves Martin (University of Cambridge): Helicopter Approaches: The Epidemic Care of Yanomami People in Venezuela
04.06.2015 Pierre Minn (University of Montréal): Leaders and Partners: Business and Management Models in Contemporary Global HealthTraining Programs
11.06.2015 Mayari Hengstermann, (Institute of Social and CulturalAnthropology, FU Berlin): Placing Evil Eye amidst Etiologies
18.06.2015 Tereza Mazáková, (Charles University in Prague): “Buprenorphine Network - Balancing on the Edge of Illegality”: The Substitution Medicine from an ANT Perspective
25.06.2015 Stefan Reinsch (Humboldt-Universität Berlin): The Role of Ethics and Trust in Co-laborative Research between Anthropology and Biomedicine: the Example of Early Intervention in French andGerman Psychiatry
02.07.2015 Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon (Wits University, Johannesburg): Diasporic Debility: Blind Pathways and Precarious Power inJohannesburg
09.07.2015 Krzysztof Bierski (Center for Area Studies, FU Berlin): Between Science, Spirit and Therapy: Development of Intellectual Interest with Yoga in the Occident
16.07.2015 Judith Schühle, (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, FU Berlin): Medical Remittances and Long Distance Diagnosing: Transnational Therapy Networks of Nigerian Physicians in the U.S.

Termine im Wintersemester 2014/2015


Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Theoretical and Methodological Reflection on Bioprospecting as a Field in the Becoming


Anita Tingira (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Dynamics in Delivery
and Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Tanzania: The Case of
Sandawe of Kondoa District


Giorgio Brocco (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): 'We are as Normal as other Individuals'. Life Experiences and Subjectivities of People with Albinism in Tanzania


Doreen Montag (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito): Medical Anthropology in Times of Climate Change and its Impact on Global


Public holiday, no AK / Happy New Year!


Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): PhD Chapter "Antiretroviral Treatment in Local Moral Worlds"


Nasima Selim (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): The Healing Trouble: Sufism in Practice.


Judith Schühle (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Medicine as Art. Perceptions of Biomedical Practices among Nigerian Physicians in the US

Susann Huschke (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Sexual Perverts and Misogynist Monsters? Demographics and Motivations of Men who Pay for Sex across the Island of Ireland.


1.) All AK members: Discussion about research ethics
2.) Maria Chiara La Farina (Bologna University): Museums and psychiatry: current practices and positions

24.04.2014 Mayari Hengstermann (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Assessing "evil eye" as an illness category to understand health-seeking behaviours predicaments
01.05.2014 - Public Holiday (Maifeiertag) -
08.05.2014 Jean-Paul Gaudilliere and Claire Beaudevin (Université Paris Descates / Centre de recherche, médecine, sciences, santé, santé mentale, société, Cermes3): From international to global? Circulating biomedical and traditional medical knowledge
15.05.2014 Nasima Selim (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Sufi Healing Practices in Berlin: Methodology Review
20.05.2014 William Sax (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg): Anthropology meets Psychiatry: the cultural epidemiology of ritual healing [TUESDAY, 4-6 pm!]
22.05.2014 Wenzel Geissler (University of Oslo & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine): Fieldwork as stage: re-enacting post-colonial science in an African research station
29.05.2014 - Public Holiday (Christi Himmelfahrt) -
03.06.2014 Andrew Strathern and Pamela Stewart (University of Pittsburgh): On the Concept of Balance in Studies of Health and Illness: Examples from Papua New Guinea and China [TUESDAY, 4-6 pm!]
05.06.2014 Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): "Our Knowledge belongs to our Ancestors": Topographies of Knowledge and the Question of Property
10.06.2014 Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh): Medicating moods: India and Germany [TUESDAY, 4-6 pm!]
12.06.2014 Visit of AK Medical Anthropology at Charité Berlin
13.06.2014 Internal Workshop "Ethics in Anthropological Research and Writing"
19.06.2014 Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): The political economy of ART roll out in Tanzania
26.06.2014 Bernhard Hadolt (Universität Wien): Medizin, Praxis, Materialität: Überlegungen zur Anthropologie der Biomedizin
03.07.2014 Claudia Liebelt (Universität Bayreuth): Ästhetische Körpermodifikationen und Weiblichkeit in Istanbul
10.07.2014 Seth Holmes (University of California, Berkeley): Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: The Naturalization of Migrant Farmworker Suffering in the United States and Mexico
17.07.2014 Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg (Carleton College, USA & Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study "Law as Culture", Bonn): Reproducing Belonging: Affective Circuits between Cameroon and Berlin

Termine im Wintersemester 2013/2014

18.10.2013 Workshop des Internationalen Forschungsnetzwerks Religion, AIDS and Social Transformation in Africa (RASTA)
07.11.2013 Mustafa Abdalla (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): The Collision of biomedicine with tradition: Medical students and the encounter with cadavers in medical schools in Cairo, Egypt
21.11.2013 Reading session: "Evidence" in CAM, Anthropology's atheism & Temptation to believe (guided by Nasima Selim, FU Berlin & Rita Agdal, University of Southern Denmark)
28.11.2013 Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Property and its legal (dis-)content: Relational property and customary law in Bushbuckridge municipality
05.12.2013 Susann Huschke (Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ) / Queens University Belfast): Moral crusades. Sex, politics and religion in Northern Ireland
12.12.2013 Christine Holmberg (Berlin School of Public Health, Charité Universitätsmedizin): Cancer from an anthropological perspective
09.01.2014 Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Enclaves of abundance?!: On medical professionals' daily work (non)routine in the management of HIV mass treatment in Tanzania
16.01.2014 Anika König (Center for Area Studies & Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Surrogacy in German-speaking countries
Caroline Meier zu Biesen (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Global malaria choices and their local impact: A case study from Tanzania
23.01.2014 Miriam Weihe (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Schwangerschaft und Geburt im Migrationskontext: Bolivianerinnen in Buenos Aires
06.02.2014 Nasima Selim (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Sufi Berlin: Healing epistemologies and therapeutic politics in a post-secular City
13.02.2014 Andra Le Roux-Kemp (Stellenbosch University / Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): The right to health is dead. Long live the right to health

Termine im Sommersemester 2013

11.04. Britta Lundgren (Umeå University):The Swine Flu Pandemic - A case for Medical Humanities
25.04. Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): "Life is not a rehearsal, it’s a performance” – An ethnographic enquiry into the subjectivities of children and adolescents living with antiretroviral treatment in northeastern Tanzania
02.05. Paschaline Stevens (University of the Western Cape): The power game arena: Gay and bisexual men using sexual encounters to demand respect
09.05. - Public holiday (Himmelfahrt) -
16.05. Doreen Montag (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito): The role of the Ecuadorian Yasuní-ITT initiative for global health
In collaboration with the Embassy of Ecuador in Germany (Rost-/Silberlaube: KL 24/222)
23.05. Stefan Rensch (Humboldt-Universität Berlin): Happy Heads
24.05. Theory Workshop on Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) & Managing Uncertainties
30.05. Giorgio Brocco (University of Palermo): Living with Albinism in Iringa Region: Communitarian Perceptions and Subjective Experiences
06.06. Andra le Roux-Kemp (Stellenbosch University, Südafrika):  PhD Chapter Managed Care
10.06. Visit by Mark Nichter (University of Arizona) & Lecture on Biocommunicability and the Biopolitics of Pandemic Threats: Why Biosecurity Needs to be Counterbalanced by One Health (within the Lecture Series "Globalizing Epidemics")
13.06. - Tarragona Conference (EASA MedAnt & SMA) -
20.06. Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): PhD Chapter Topographies of knowledge: values in contestation, hopes in delivery (working title)
24.06. Elisabeth Hsu (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford): Thriving on Misunderstandings: Cross-cultural Communication in Chinese Medical Clinics on the East African Coast
27.06. Vanessa de Bock (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Self and World in Depression. An Ethnographic Study in German Society
Miriam Weihe (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): PhD Proposal Health and Migration in Argentina/Buenos Aires
04.07. Brigit Obrist (Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Basel): Caring for frail older persons in coastal Tanzania
11.07. Gosia Rajtar (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Contamination by blood and Christian identity
18.07. Nasima Selim (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Mapping Sufi Healing Practices in Berlin: Preliminary Findings

Termine im Wintersemester 2012/2013

01.11. Andra le Roux-Kemp (Stellenbosch University, South Africa): The right to health and universal health coverage: The moral failings of human rights discourse on the African continent
08.11. Mayarí Hengstermann (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Questioning and Challenging the Differences: A Fieldwork Experience in Rural Guatemala
15.11. Elizabeth Beloe (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Social Networks and Home Town Associations
06.12. Malgorzata Rajtar (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Overcoming suspicion in healthcare: Hospital liaison committes and the issue of blood transfusion in Germany
13.12. Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): No title.
20.12. Rita Agdal (University of Southern Denmark): Cancer patients' experiences with energy healing in a randomized controlled trial: ambiguity and self transformation.
10.01. Ruari-Santiago McBride (Queen's University Belfast, UK): The Ethics of Researching Vulnerable Persons
17.01. Nasima Selim (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Body-Mind_Self Care with Multi-Sensorial Techniques: Sufi Meditation and Healing Practices in Germany
24.01. Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): The antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania. Medicines and patients between global power structures and local agency.
31.01. Angelika Wolf (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): ARVs and ARTs: medicoscapes and the unequal place-making for biomedical treatments in sub-Saharan Africa.
07.02. Leah Bohle (Universität Göttingen): „HIV is a normal problem!“: Encountering the word normal among HIV-seropositive women in Tanzania.

Termine im Sommersemester 2012

19.04. Angelika Wolf (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Reziprozität und Krankheit
03.05. Heide Castañeda (University of South Florida, USA): Health Care for Roma Families in Germany: Clinical Interaction and the Impact of Immigration Trajectory, Civic Status, and Health Policy
10.05. Cal Volks (University of Cape Town, South Africa): Gender Identities and Sexual Concurrency among University of Cape Town students
24.05. Eva Jansen (Institut für Ethnologie, LMU München): Naturopathy in South India – An ethnographic inquiry into social and medical practices
31.05. Hanspeter Reihling (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Tenuous Fatherhoods. (Chapter from PhD dissertation: Vulnerable Men? Gendering Affect at the Cape of Storms)
07.06. Ina Hesebeck (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Soziale Barrierefreiheit
14.06. Giorgio Brocco (University of Palermo, Italy): Living with Albinism in Iringa, Tanzania. Between Local Worlds and Transnational Universes
21.06. Vanessa de Bock (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Das Selbst und die Welt in der Depression
28.06. Britta Rutert (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): Bioprospecting in the African Renaissance
29.06. Theorie-Workshop: 1) Rationalities; 2) Health-seeking behavior revisited
05.07. Dominik Mattes (Institut für Ethnologie, FU Berlin): “Just like buying sweets at the store”? – Antiretroviral treatment and the ambiguous normalcy of HIV in urban Tanzania
SFB 1171 Affective Societies
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture