The (After)Life of Traditional Knowledge: The Cultural Politics and Historical Epistemology of East Asian Medicine (20-21 August 2010, University of Westminster)
Registration is now open for the workshop “The (After)Life of Traditional Knowledge: The Cultural Politics and Historical Epistemology of East Asian Medicine,” to be held on 20-21 August 2010 at the EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences and Traditions in Medicine) Research Centre at the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the workshop brings together 23 scholars who are currently working at the cutting edge of history and anthropology of medicine in East Asia.
Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will each introduce an unpublished case study that embodies and asks us to reconsider a fundamental aspect of traditional East Asian medical cultures. In a series of plenary lectures and small-group breakout sessions, we will collectively debate questions, problems, and insights concerning the intellectual foundations and evolutions of medical knowledge in East Asia since early modernity. The workshop seeks ultimately to situate scholarship on local healing practices within a broader context that links “traditional” medical knowledge to the emergence of hybrid medical cultures in the modern world.
Interested scholars and graduate students are welcome to attend. Papers will be pre-circulated through a website made available to registered workshop participants. The workshop is small and places are extremely limited, so early registration is encouraged. For further information, including a detailed program and list of speakers, please visit the workshop website at https://sites.google.com/site/afterlifeconference/.
Queries regarding the workshop can be addressed to Howard Chiang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carla Nappi (email@example.com).
To register for the workshop, please contact: Thomas Szymkowiak (T.Szymkowiak1@westminster.ac.uk).
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