University of Heidelberg

Archive of Medical Anthropology Forum Lectures

      winter term 2013/14

    • 22.10.13 Prof. William Sax, University of Heidelberg
      The Epidemiology of Mental Healing: An Interdisciplinary Project in North India


    • 05.11.13Prof. Vieda Skultans, University of Bristol
      Democratization and Ideology in the Psychiatric Clinic in Latvia


    • 19.11.13 Prof. Swaran Singh, University of Warwick
      Help Seeking in Early Psychosis: Culture, Race or Religion?


    • 17.12.13 Sophie Kotanyi M.A., University of Heidelberg
      The Psychosocial Effect of Ritual Healing after War in Mozambique


    • 14.01.14 Dr. Stefan Ecks, University of Edinburgh
      Allopathy as Sympathy: Unlicensed Prescriptions of Psychopharmaceuticals in India


      summer term 2013

    • 23.04.13 Dr. Katarina Greifeld, Frankfurt
      On Malaria and Illness Concepts in West-Papua/Indonesia


    • 07.05.13 Dr. Anthony Cerully, Paris and New York
      Ayurveda and Education in India


    • 21.05.13 Dr. David Griffith, Heidelberg
      Can (or Should) Public Health Doctors Listen to Anthropologists?


    • 11.06.13 Julia Thiesbonenkamp-Maag M.A., Heidelberg
      And Where Are the 'Savages'? Doing Medical Anthropology at Home


    • 25.06.13 Dr. Jane Derges, London
      Beyond the Senses: Perceptions of 'Pain' and Religious Rituals in Northern Sri Lanka


    • 09.07.13 Franziska Herbst M.A., Heidelberg
      Agentive and Creative: Giri (Papua New Guinea) Women's Engagement with Reproductive Health Care Services


    • 23.07.13 Dr. Sumeet Jain, Edinburgh
      Is There a 'Global' Mental Health? Ethnographic Perspectives from Northern India


      winter term 2012/13

    • 16.10.12 Prof. Dr. William Sax, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
      Psychiatry and Ritual Healing in India


    • 06.11.12 Dr. Anand Samir Chopra, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University
      From "Crazy" to "Psychotic": The Diagnostic Term Unmada in Classical and Contemporary Ayurvedic Literature


    • 20.11.12 Dr. Verena Keck, Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University
      A Medical Anthropological Perspective on a Neurological Disease in Guam, Micronesia


    • 04.12.12 Dr. Christian Strümpell, Dr. Adrian Loerbroks, Hasan Ashraf and Maria Steinisch, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University
      The Concept of Stress and Stress-relief in a Transcultural Perspective: An Ethno-epidemiological Study


    • 11.12.12 Prof. Dr. Joop de Jong, Universities of Amsterdam, Boston and Rhodes
      Toward a Culture-informed Epidemiology: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Transcultural Contexts


    • 15.01.13 Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke, Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University
      Cooperation between Anthropology and Psychology: Opportunities and Problems


    • 29.01.13 Dr. Rubina Jasani, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
      Social Suffering and Mental Illness amongst South Asian Migrants in the UK


      summer term 2012

    • 02.05.12 Daniela Manke, M.A., Network Aging Research, Heidelberg University
      Negotiating Dementia in the Research Process: A Case Study among Turkish Migrants in Germany


    • 16.05.12 Dr. Eszter Spät, Dept. of Medieval Studies, Central European University Budapest
      Good Jinn - Bad Jinn: Healing Jinn-affliction among the Yezidis of Iraqi Kur-distan


    • 30.05.12 Maria Steinisch, Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University
      Interdisciplinary Challenges: An Anthropo-Epidemiological Research Project on Work Stress among Garments Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh


    • 13.06.12 Juliane Dame, Dipl.-Geogr., South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
      Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods in Ladakh (Indian Himalayas): A Geographical Perspective


    • 27.06.12 Nazli Balkir, M.A., Institute of Psychology, Heidelberg University
      Mental Illness Models and Help Seeking Behaviors among Turkish Immigrant Patients in Europe


    • 11.07.12 Sandra Bärnreuther, M.A., Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University
      Biomedical Lives: Doing Fieldwork on In Vitro Fertilization in Delhi


      winter term 2011/12

    • 26.10.2011 Birgit Eißner, M.A., Institute of Ethnology, Heidelberg University.
      When Western Concepts Become Global Disorders: "Trauma" in the Context of Development Aid


    • 09.11.2011 Anna-Lena Wolf, Institute of Ethnology, Heidelberg University.
      Socio-cultural Perspectives on the Stigmatization of People with Learning Difficulties - A Case-Study of Varanasi


    • 30.11.2011 Dr. Karin Polit, SFB 619 "Ritual Dynamics", Heidelberg University.
      Too Young to Die: Suicide, Stress and Education in South Asia


    • 07.12.2011 Nike-Ann Schröder, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University.
      Life Challenges and Ritual Healing - Doing Fieldwork, Getting Involved and Sharing Experiences with Tibetan Refugees in Ladakh


    • 21.12.2011 Hasan Ashraf, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University.
      "Ethnographic Negotiations" in the "Field" - a Shared Life Experience with the Dhaka Ready-made Garment Factory Workers and beyond


    • 25.01.2012 Dr. Marion Herz, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg.
      Knowledge of Transmission - Transmission of Knowledge. A Liberal Arts Scholar in the Bio-medical Laboratory of Cervix Carcinoma Research at the DKFZ (Heidelberg)


      summer term 2011

    • 20.04.2011 Eva Ambos, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context", Heidelberg University.

      "A Celebration of Demons? Healing Rituals in Sri Lanka."

    • 11.05.2011 Tanja Ahlin MA Health and Society in South Asia, Heidelberg University.

      "Technology and Cultural (R)evolutions: Can Telemedicine Give Power to the Patients?"

    • 25.05.2011 Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context", Heidelberg University.

      "Traditional Ayurveda in the 21st century - a case-study of an Ayurvedic practice in Kerala, India."

    • 08.06.2011 Dr. Alexandra Kraatz, Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften, Universität Bonn.

      "Traditional Healing rituals in Indonesia."

    • 06.07.2011 Christina Wippermann M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, SFB 619 “Ritual Dynamcis”, Heidelberg University.

      " Secrets of the forest" – Ritual Healing with herbal plants in the rural and tribal area of India, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

    • 13.07.2011 Dr. Johannes Quack, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context", Heidelberg University.

      "Mental health in India."


      winter term 2010/11

    • 20.10.2010 Rajiv Kunwar, M.A. M.A. Health and Society in South Asia, Heidelberg University.

      "Undocumented migrants' limitations and strategies in accessing healthcare in Germany: A case study of Punjabis."

    • 03.11.2010 Britta Rutert, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

      "Bioprospecting in South Africa: New Hopes, Old Troubles"

    • 08.12.2010 Christoph Cyranski, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context", Heidelberg University.

      "Shirodhara' - Ayurveda's Remedy for Stressed Europeans"

    • 12.01.2011 Dr. Valérie R. Louis, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University.

      "Climate Change and Health."

    • 19.01.2011 Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
      "Suicide and War in Sri Lanka."

    • 02.02.2011 Susann Huschke, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

      "Illness and Irregular Migration. A field study on undocumented Latin American migrants in Berlin."



      summer term 2010

    • 21.04.2010 Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, M.A. Health and Society in South Asia, Heidelberg University.

      "Infertility in Pakistan: Experience and Health Seeking Behavior among Baloch Women in a Karachi Slum."

    • 05.05.2010 Gen Studer, M.A. Health and Society in South Asia, Heidelberg University.

      "Drowning in Enchanted Waters. The role of Practiced Islam in Mental Health Nosology and Treatment Seeking Behaviors Demonstrated in Urban Bangladesh."

    • 19.05.2010 Dr. Sheela Saravanan, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context", Heidelberg University.

      "Objectification of gestational mothers in commercial surrogacy in India."

    • 02.06.2010 Julia Thiesbonenkamp, M.A., Department of Anthropology, Heidelberg University.

      "'Like a spring in the desert' - Care and Self-Care within a charismatic Filipino migrant community."

    • 16.06.2010 Antony Patthatu, M.A., SFB 619 "Ritual Dynamcis", Heidelberg University.
      "The Glocal German Ayurvedascape: a case study from South Germany."
    • 30.06.2010 Dr. Tina Otten, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology Section, Ruhr-University Bochum.

      "Bali Jatra: recent changes in a ritual for wealth and well-being."

      winter term 2009/10

    • 04.11.2009 Hasan Ashraf, M.A., Department of Anthropology, Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh

      "Transnational Industrialization and Formation of Stress amongst the Female Garment Factory Workers in Bangladesh."

    • 18.11.2009 Dr. Claudia Lang, Eva Jansen, M.A., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich

      "Glocalizing depression in an ayurvedic mental hospital in Kerala, India."

    • 02.12.2009 Dr. Shyal Kumar, Clinical Center Essen

      "Basic concepts of Traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) and it's implications in Europe."

    • 16.12.2009 Stephanie Stocker, M.A., Department of Anthropology, Heidelberg University

      "Impact of Micro Finance Projects on Woman's Social Position and Gender Relation in South India. A case study."

    • 13.01.2010 Beatriz Labate, M.A., Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Heidelberg University
      "Reflections on Ayahuasca and Health."
    • 27.01.2010 Dr. Tina Otten, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology Section. Ruhr-University Bochum

      "Bali Jatra: recent changes in a ritual for wealth and well-being."


      summer term 2009

    • 08.04.2009 Sophie Kotanyi, Universität Heidelberg

      "Cultural sensitive introduction of HIV-AIDS Prevention by initiation ritual of rural girls in Mozambique"

    • 06.05.2009 Johannes Quack, Universität Heidelberg

      "Aims of the anti-superstition bill. How traditional healing gets legally contested (India, Maharashtra)"

    • 13.05.2009 Dr. V. Sujatha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi/India
      "Indigenous medicines and transcultural trajectories in social sciences."

    • 27.05.2009 Christina Hunger, Universität Heidelberg

      " 'When the field is a clinic': An ethnography on the interaction between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine in a German clinic."

    • 10.06.2009 Heide Pöstges, University of Brunell, England
      "They have it, we don't - Leprosy and Support:

      An ethnographic study about the inter-relationship between stigma and resources in and around a Leprosy Colony in South India"

    • 17.06.2009 Dr. Harish Naraindas, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi/India
      "A sacramental theory of childbirth in India"

    • 24.06.2009 Sinjini Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi/India

      "Of Cords, Midwifery and the Afterbirth: Local Birthing Practices and the Management of the Third Stage of Labour"



      winter term 2008/09

    • 22.10.2008 Dr. Gabriele Alex
      "Narikuravar Folk healing and the question of identity. (India, Tamil Nadu)"

    • 05.11.2008 Ferdinand Okwaro
      "Modernity and the 'potent bush.' (Africa, Kenya)"

    • 12.11.2008 Lila Sax
      "Moralizing sexual conduct: the ambiguity of reproduction (Brazil)"

    • 26.11.2008 Dr. Shahaduz Zaman (BRAC, Bangladesh)
      "Broken limbs, broken lives: Ethnography of a hospital ward in Bangladesh."

    • 03.12.2008 Anja Wagner

      "When the water changes - on the connection between environment and health among the Gaddi. (Himachal Pradesh, India)"


    • 28.01.2009 Roman Sieler
      "Lethal spots - vital secrets: Varmam, a South Indian medical/martial tradition (India, Tamil Nadu)"

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