ADVENTURES IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of
space for medical anthropology, here in the "Cascadia" region (i.e.,
the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia). The Cascadia Seminar
will be a
small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized
collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of
universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British
Cascadia region). A small conference venue has been reserved at the
of Washington, to host what we hope will be the first of many such
rotating among our various institutions.
Medical anthropologists (from everywhere) are invited to submit
Please send your abstract (350 words maximum) by November 5th,
as an electronic attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
will be reviewed by a committee of medical
anthropologists on faculty at our various institutions, all of whom
to attend. The committee will select seven abstracts, seeking papers
promise to be ethnographically rich and intellectually exciting.
Decisions will be
announced by December 20th.
Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening of Friday March
4th with a keynote address by Jeannette
Pols (University of Amsterdam). Four papers will be presented on
March 5th, and three on Sunday March 6th, with no concurrent sessions.
paper presenter will have forty-five minutes to present a substantial,
worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion. All
attend all papers, and optional no-host meals together will offer
opportunities for conversation. The UW Anthropology department will
coffee & snacks etc.
conference will be free
of charge, though preregistration will be required in order to keep
manageable. Some people may want to stay with family or friends in the
area; a block of rooms will also be available at a reduced rate at a
look forward to a stimulating & fun weekend!
Erikson (Simon Fraser University)
Taylor (University of Washington)
Kamat (University of British Columbia)
Meryn Mitchell (University of Victoria)
Pfeiffer (University of Washington)
Phinney (Seattle University)