4th CASCADIA SEMINAR IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

April 21-23, 2017
Academic West Bldg. Room 210 (map)
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA, USA

Keynote: 7pm
Academic West Bldg. Room 210 (map)


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The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of intellectual space for medical anthropology in the “Cascadia” region (i.e., the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia). The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of different universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

The Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening of Friday April 21, 2017 with a keynote address by Amade M’charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (website: http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/staff-members/content/m/-/a.a.mcharek/a.a.mcharek.html). Four papers will be presented on Saturday April 22nd, and three on Sunday, April 23rd, with no concurrent sessions. Each paper presenter will have forty-five minutes to present a substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion. All participants are encouraged to attend all papers, and optional no-host meals together will offer additional opportunities for conversation. The WWU Anthropology Department will provide coffee & snacks.

Abstracts were reviewed by a committee of medical anthropologists on faculty at our various institutions, all of whom also plan to attend. Seven paper abstracts were selected, seeking papers that promise to be ethnographically rich and intellectually exciting. 

The registration to the conference is free of charge, though pre-registration is required in order to keep numbers manageable. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate at the Hotel Bellwether and Guesthouse Inn. Please see the accommodations page for details.

We look forward to a stimulating and fun weekend!

Host / Organizer:
Sean Bruna (Western Washington University)

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