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- Conference CfP: Mind Embedded and Embodied2019-10-22 16:20(0)
Mind Embedded and Embodied – Futures of Psychological Anthropology.The conference will take place between 2-4 June 2020 at the University of Helsinki. Call for panels and papers opens now. Conference ThemeAs the global political economy becomes increasingly multipolar, the assumption that psychological and bio-psychiatric insights, predominantly produced in the West, may be imposed on other social groups, is increasingly open to question. Psychological anthropology is uniquely positioned to address the tensions between universalising and relativising understandings of the human condition. As the first ENPA Biennial, this conference will be launched as an inclusive forum for scholars from a wide range of disciplinary and thematic orientations to discuss, theorise and reflect on historically and socio-culturally situated concepts of the mind, the body, and their entanglements in cultural, social, and/or political worlds. Critical perspectives on the concepts of mainstream psychology – that posit humans as subject to universal psychological patterns of feeling, thinking and interacting – are encouraged; productive engagements across the disciplinary boundaries of anthropology and cognitive science, psychiatry, philosophy, evolutionary biology, and others will also be welcome. Through a fruitful dialogue within and between disciplines, the European Network for Psychological Anthropology (ENPA) aims to foster new insights not only in research contexts, but also in policy-making, therapy, and healing. Keynote speakers Charles Stafford, LSE Department of AnthropologyTyyne Claudia Pollmann, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee Call for Panels and Papers We warmly invite panel and paper submissions across the field of Psychological Anthropology. We encourage panel submissions, but will also accept a limited number of individual papers, which will be arranged into cohesive panels by the ENPA conference team. Each session includes 5 x 20 minute presentation slots, and 20 minutes for open discussion. Possible formats are: 5 papers + 20 min discussion4 papers, discussant + 20 min discussion We also encourage submissions beyond conventional paper panels, e.g. flash presentation sessions or open mic sessions. Please submit your panel/paper by 31 November, 2019 via email at email@example.com. Notifications by the review panel will be sent by 31 January, 2020. Panel submission should include: general abstract, max 250 wordsabstract for each of the 4-5 papers, max 250 wordsname, institutional affiliation and email of all participants (chair/s, presenters, discussant) Individual paper submissions should include: abstract, max 250 wordsname, affiliation and email Further information can be found on our website: http://enpanthro.net/enpa-conference/.If you have any further questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Warm regards, the ENPA team, in collaboration with EASA and University of HelsinkiCategories: Event
- Moral Technologies: Expertise and the Self in China2019-06-16 15:08(0)
On 24 May, 2019, Erin Thomason and I hosted a psychological anthropology workshop at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China. The workshop was called Moral Technologies: Expertise and the Self in China. In a rapidly changing Chinese society, when people seek guidance about raising children, managing relationships, and becoming successful, they often turn to psychological and medical professionals. These experts are affecting how people in China understand themselves, and the ways in which they try to establish a good life. This workshop brought together scholars who are studying topics including emotions, morality, mental health, families, self-help, and medicalized subjectivity in contemporary China. In addition to several scholars from SUSTech, participants came from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brigham Young University, East China University of Science and Technology, East China Normal University, and the University of Otago. Before the workshop, participants circulated a one-to-two page explanation of an ongoing research or writing project: this allowed everyone to become familiar with each other’s current research before the workshop began. Participants were then able to use the workshop as an opportunity for mutual feedback and in-depth conversations. This event was among the first psychological anthropology workshops in China. As this field of inquiry continues to grow, I look forward to more opportunities to meet people and exchange ideas.Categories: Event Workshop
- Events2019-06-15 09:40(0)
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