Archive of Medical Anthropology Forum Lectures
23.11.21 Prof. Dr. Harish Naraindas, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Cool Regimen to an Imagery of the Kill: The Historical Trajectory from Smallpox Variolation to Covid Vaccination, 1731-2021
07.12.21 Dr. Abdalla Mustafa, Freie University Berlin
Selling Sicknesses:Professional Patients and Disease Commodification in Medical Markets
21.12.21 Dr. Med. Ananda Samir Chopra, Habichtswaldklinik Kassel
Why Parkinson’s Disease is not Mentioned in the Classical Ayurvedic Literature: Context and Pretext of Contemporary Ayurvedic Nosology
11.01.22 Dr. Dominik Mattes, Freie University Berlin
“A Massive Bomb Went Up”: Religious Communities’ Affective Trajectories Through The COVID-19 Pandemic in Berlin
01.02.22 Dr. Ehler Voss, University of Siegen
Ambivalences of Healing Encounters: The (A)symmetry Between Healers and Patients
04.05.21 Stefan Ecks, University of Edinburg
Towards a Theory of Embodied Value
18.05.21 Murphy Halliburton, Queens College-CUNY
Ayurvedic Psychiatry, Medical Pluralism and the Movement for Global Mental Health
29.06.21 Claudia Lang, University of Leipzig
Craving to Be Heard But not Seen – Chatbots, Care and the Encoded Mental Health Universalism
13.07.21 Laurence Kirmayer, McGill Universityy
Locating the Missing Person in Personalized Medicine and Psychiatry
01.12.20 Prof. Dr. Harish Naraindas, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Privileging the Body: The Bio-materialisation of Medicine and the Advent of 'Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry'
15.12.20 Prof. Dr. Maya Unnithan, University of Sussex
Re-imagining Reproductive Health and Rights in India
19.01.21 Prof. Dr. Sandra Bärnreuther, University of Lucerne
Financializing Healthcare in India
02.02.21 Prof. Dr. Carla Bellamy, Baruch University
Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
16.02.21 Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmidt, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Luisenklinik Bad Dürrheim
The Healing Ritual of Taking Pills
05.05.20 Prof. Dr. William Sax, University of Heidelberg
'We are like a river, always flowing': The Nomadic Herbalists of Delhi
19.05.20 Pallabi Roy, M.A., M. Phil., University of Heidelberg
'You drowned me in tears, where did you go?': Reproductive Loss and Grief in Middle-Class Kolkata, India
02.06.20 Prof. Dr. Frank Korom, Boston University
Healing as a Sign of Sainthood: The Career of a Sri Lankan Sufi
09.06.20 Dr. Mike Poltorak, University of Kent
Online Film Screening "The Healer and the Psychiatrist"
16.06.20 Verena Becker, University of Heidelberg
'Internal' Medical Pluralism and the Diseases of Modernity
15.10.19 Dr. Mujibul Anam, Jahangirnagar University
Engaging traditional healers for men’s sexual health promotion in Bangladesh
29.10.19 Dr. Vibha Joshi Parkin, University of Tübingen
Mercurial Medicines and Volatile Matters: Mercury as a Therapeutic Resource in Siddha Medicine
12.11.19 Dr. Roman Sieler, University of Tübingen
Mercurial Medicines and Volatile Matters: Mercury as a Therapeutic Resource in Siddha Medicine
21.01.20 Prof. Dr. William Sax, University of Heidelberg
Global Mental Therapy
02.03.20 Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, University of Heidelberg
Self-Medicating with Research Chemicals: An Anthropological Exploration of an Online Drug Forum
14.05.19 Dr. DavideTorri, University of Heidelberg
Personhood and Ritual Healing in Hyolmo Shamanism (Nepal)
28.05.19 Bianca Ksoll, M.A., Global Content Group, Inc.
Dying to be heard: Hmong youth and marital norms, side notes from the field
11.06.19 Dr. Anna Andreeva, University of Heidelberg
Childbirth in Medieval Japan
09.07.19 Prof. Dr. Harish Naraindas, Jawaharlal Nehru University
What is ‘Global’ in ‘Global Mental Health’?
23.07.19 Justus Weiss, M.A., University of Tübingen
Like a Fruit Without a Skin: Life Forces and their Protection in Tamil Siddha Pharmacology. Perspectives from a Family Tradition
26.07.19 Agi Wittich, PhD Candidate, University of Jerusalem
When Yoga Suits Her: Negotiating Women’s Positioning in the Yoga Tradition (The case study of Iyengar yoga)
13.11.18 Prof.Dr. Michael Marx, University of Heidelberg
Heat Waves and Health
27.11.18 Heribert Beckmann, M.A., University of Heidelberg
Conceptualizing local understandings of the relationship between health, environment, and agrarian change in rural South Asia
11.12.18 Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, University of Heidelberg
The Medical Commission Bill and the Struggle for Professional Authority in India
15.01.19 Prof. Dr. William S. Sax, University of Heidelberg
Culture-Bound Syndromes Reconsidered
29.01.19 Dr. Bhrigupati Singh, Institute for Advanced Study/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Can a Neighborhood Fall Sick? First Thoughts on the Opioid Epidemic in India
08.05.18 Dr. Hari Bhaskar, Medical Superintendent of KNM NSS Ayurveda Hospital, India
Plural Selves - On Psychiatric pluralism in Kerala and the Global Mental Health Discourses
22.05.18 Dr. Fred Smith, University of Iowa, United States of America Pure and Impure Ayurveda: De-Brahminization
29.05.18 Dr. Johannes Quack, University of Zurich, Switzerland
De-Brahminization: Im/Possibilities of Personhood
12.06.18 Dr. Jane Buckingham, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Disability and Indian indentured labour in the South Pacific
03.07.18 Dr. Joseph Alter, Universtiy of Pittsburgh, United States of America Nature Cure and Embodied Environmentalism: An Ecological "Remedy" for the Anthropocene and its Discontents
24.10.17 Pallabi Roy, PhD candidate, University of Tübingen
An Ethnographic Study of Involuntary Childlessness, Reproductive Loss, and Grief in Kolkata: Notes and Reflections from the Field
14.11.17 Dr. Nicolas Commune, University of Rouen
Consultations between international tourists and traditional healers in South-East Asia: Translating and articulating heterogenous medical frameworks
28.11.17 Prof. Dr. William S. Sax, University of Heidelberg
Traditional Healing in Sri Lanka
16.01.18 Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, M.A. , University of Heidelberg
Beyond Evidence: Narratives of Successful Treatment in Unani Medicine
30.01.18 Dr. Antony Pattathu, University of Tübingen
Ayurveda- Healing practices in between religion and medicine and its contestations in the German health care system
02.05.17 Prof. Dr. William Sax, Heidelberg University
The Birth of the (Exorcism) Clinic: media, modernity, and the jinn
23.05.17 Prof. Harish Naraindas, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Of Sacraments, Sacramentals and Anthropology: Is Anthropological Explanation a form of Sacramentalism?
30.05.17 Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz, Göttingen University Bioethics and the cultural study of the human body-an elective affinity
27.06.17 Dr. Serena Bindi, Paris Descartes University Religion and Healing in the Himalayas
11.07.17 Dr. des. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, Ruhr University Bochum "Muslim Medicine in India: Unani Medicine and Prophetic Medicine"
14.11.16 Swetlana Torno, Ph.D. Candidate, Heidelberg University
Inside and Outside the 'Caring Ideal': Perspectives on Women as Mothers, Workers, Migrants, and Second Wives in Tajikistan
28.11.16 Karin Pfister, Ph.D. Candidate, Tübingen University Doing Sex: – Sexual Networks and Their Implications for the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
16.01.17 Dr. Rick Weiss, Victoria University of Wellington
Secrecy and Its Critics in Siddha Medicine
30.01.17 "Prof. Dr. William Sax, Heidelberg University Scales of Knowledge: Anthropology and Epidemiology
19.04.16 Prof. Dr. Koenraad Stroeken, University of Ghent
Wedding History with Anthropology: The Case of Spirit Reciprocity with Rwandan Kingship
26.04.16 Prof. Hansjörg Dilger, Free University of Berlin
Ethics, Epistemology and Ethnography: Ethical Review Committees and the Special Case of Germany
03.05.16 Prof. Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh
The War and the Violence of Clinical Trials in India
17.05.16 Prof. Joop de Jong, University of Amsterdam
(Syn)(er)gizing Global Mental Health and Anthropology
07.06.16 Prof. Martin Gaenszle, University of Vienna
Shamanic Diagnosis in Eastern Nepal: Journey and Possession
28.06.16 Dr. Sheela Saravanan, University of Heidelberg
'Humanitarian' Thresholds of the Fundamental Feminist Ideologies:Evidence from Surrogacy Arrangements in India
12.07.16 Film Screening and Panel Discussion
26.07.16 Dr. Stefan Ecks, University of Edinburgh
'Culture' in Psychiatric Research and Diagnosis after DSM-5
20.10.15 Prof. Dr. Mitchell Weiss, University of Basel
Cultural Epidemiology: What, Why, Where and How
10.11.15 Prof. Dr. Heléne Basu, University of Münster
Voices of Possession: Dialogical Selves
01.12.15 Prof. Dr. Walter von Lucadou, Parapsychologische Beratungsstelle, Freiburg am Breisgau
Anomalous Experiences and Mental Health
15.12.15 Sophie Kotanyi, University of Heidelberg
HIV/AIDS Prevention through Youth Rituals in Mozambique
19.01.16 Heribert Beckmann, University of Tübingen
Empty Soil, Poisonous Rice and Weak Bodies
13.05.15 Prof. Sylvie Fainzang, INSERM, Paris
The Construction of the Contemporary Patient, Between Myth and Reality
03.06.15 Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth, Ruhr University Bochum
Science, History and Representations: The Case of Unani Medicine
24.06.15 Dr. Tom Widger, Durham University
Suicide as a Technosocial Complex: Toward a New Anthropology of Self-inflicted Death
08.07.15 Dr. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
An Indian Rope Trick: A Critique of India's Health Policy
22.07.15 Dr. Laurent Pordie, CNRS, Paris
The New Ayurvedic Menopause: Aging Women, Clinical Targets and Poly-herbal Pharmaceuticals
21.10.14 Dr. Peter Campbell, Heidelberg
Quantitative targets: Can projects manage without them?
04.11.14 Prof. Harald Walach, Frankfurt (Oder)
Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Where do we go from here?
25.11.14 Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao, Leipzig
Healing Policy. Health insurances, social compromises and risks involved in treatment in India
16.12.14 Prof. Roger Jefferey, Edinburgh
The transformation of India's Health Systems, c1980-c2010
13.01.15 Dr. Claudia Lang, Munich
The Appropriation of Depression in Kerala
03.02.15 Dr. Laurent Pordie, Paris
Hangover Free! The Social and Material Trajectories of PartySmart
29.04.14 Dr. Peter Campbell, Heidelberg
Quantitative Targets for Improving Public Health: Is This the Way Forward?
13.05.14 Dr. Murphy Halliburton, New York
Innovation, Love and Hybridity: Explaining India's Success in Treating Schizophrenia
03.06.14 Dr. Vincent Duclos, Paris
Of Doctors and Satellites: Ethnographic Inquiries into India's Pan-African e-Network Project
10.06.14 Sarover Zaidi, M.A., Goettingen
Sacred Geographies: Possession, Shrines and Ritual Space in Bombay
24.06.14 Dr. Sina Emde, Heidelberg
Catastrophic Ruptures, Collective Violence and the Remaking of Worlds in Cambodia
08.07.14 Dr. Evelyn Wladarsch, Heidelberg
Aspects of Time and Future in Health Related Issues: Examples from Rural Burkina Faso
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
"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."
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."
"'Like a spring in the desert' - Care and Self-Care within a charismatic Filipino migrant community."
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."
"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
"Basic concepts of Traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) and it's implications in Europe."
"Impact of Micro Finance Projects on Woman's Social Position and Gender Relation in South India. A case study."
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."
"Cultural sensitive introduction of HIV-AIDS Prevention by initiation ritual of rural girls in Mozambique"
"Aims of the anti-superstition bill. How traditional healing gets legally contested (India, Maharashtra)"
" 'When the field is a clinic': An ethnography on the interaction between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine in a German clinic."
An ethnographic study about the inter-relationship between stigma and resources in and around a Leprosy Colony in South India"
"Of Cords, Midwifery and the Afterbirth: Local Birthing Practices and the Management of the Third Stage of Labour"
"When the water changes - on the connection between environment and health among the Gaddi. (Himachal Pradesh, India)"