Sunday, April 5, 2009

Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity

An International Conference of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association

September 24 - 27, 2009 at Yale University

As the discipline of medical anthropology reaches half a century of existence, it is time to celebrate both its accomplishments and its interdisciplinarity. With its 50-year-old foundation solidly in place, medical anthropology is currently expanding outward and interacting in many productive ways across disciplinary boundaries. The conference highlights thirteen areas where some of the most exciting interdisciplinary work is beginning to emerge in “new millennial” medical anthropology: Global Public Health; Mental Health; Science & Technology Studies; Genetics/Genomics; Bioethics; Public Policy; Occupational Science; Disability Studies; Gender/LGBT/Sexuality Studies; International & Area Studies; Medical History; Feminism & Technoscience; and Medicine/Primary Care.