WWU to Host the Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology


Plans are underway for WWU’s Anthropology Department to host the 4th Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology! 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 Amade M’charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Over the weekend we will hear presentations from 7 scholars. The sessions are not concurrent so that we can promote dialogue. As a way to encourage student-faculty networking, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters which will be displayed throughout the weekend and discussed during coffee breaks. Posters are accepted on a rolling basis.

Be sure to submit an abstract or poster before the November 28 deadline and remember to register to this free event!

CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS
4th CASCADIA SEMINAR IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

April 21-23, 2017
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA, USA

Abstract Deadline: November 28, 2016
http://www.cascadiaseminar.org/