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CFP: Cascadia Seminar April 12-14, 2012 Vancouver BC

The Cascadia Seminar: Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

April 12-14, 2013
at Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of
space for medical anthropology. The Cascadia Seminar is a small,
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 region). Simon
Fraser University
in Vancouver,
British Columbia,
will host the second
Cascadia Seminar. The
first was in March
2011 at the University
of Washington in Seattle.

Medical anthropologists (from everywhere) are invited to submit
Please send your abstract (350 words maximum) by December 1,
2012 as an
electronic attachment to

Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of
anthropologists on faculty at our various institutions, all of
whom also plan
to attend. The committee will select seven abstracts, seeking
papers that
promise to be ethnographically rich and intellectually exciting.
will be announced
by December 31,

The Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening
of Friday April
12, 2013 with a keynote address by Margaret Lock (McGill University).
Four papers will be presented on Saturday April 13, and three on
Sunday April
14, with no concurrent sessions. Each paper presenter will have
forty minutes
to present a substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time
for lively
discussion. All participants will attend all papers, and
optional no-host meals
together will offer additional opportunities for conversation.
Coffee and
snacks will be provided.

The conference will be free of charge, though
preregistration will be required in order to keep numbers
manageable. Some people may want to stay with family or friends in
the Seattle area; a block of rooms will also be
available at a reduced rate at a nearby hotel. For more
information, go to

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