4th Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology


Several of my students have been involved with planning for the Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology, hosted this year by the WWU Department of Anthropology and sponsored by WWW Gordon H. and Alice C. Fraser Lecture Series.  The seminar kicks off April 21, 2017 (the same weekend as the March for Science) with a keynote address and reception at WWU’s Academic West.  Registration is free at http://www.cascadiaseminar.org/.

The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of intellectual space for medical anthropology in the “Cascadia” region (i.e., the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia). The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, 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 Seminar will begin the evening of Friday April 21, 2017 with a keynote address by Dr. Amade M’charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Four papers will be presented on Saturday April 22nd, and three on Sunday, April 23rd, with no concurrent sessions. Each paper presenter will have forty-five minutes to present a substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion. All participants are encouraged to attend all papers, and optional no-host meals together will offer additional opportunities for conversation. The WWU Anthropology Department will provide coffee & snacks.

Register for free at http://www.cascadiaseminar.org/.