FAQ

Where can I study Medical Anthropology in Germany?

Where can I study Medical Anthropology in the EU and Switzerland or find information about related topics?

Where do I find literature about Medical Anthropology?

Which other groups and institutions work on Medical Anthropology?

How can I receive information regularly?

Where can I study Medical Anthropology in Germany?

Unfortunately there is no institute in Germany where Medical Anthropology can be studied as a major subject.

The South Asia Institute in Heidelberg (Prof. Sax) offers studies in Medical Anthropology, although with a regional focus: http://www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/ethno/mahassa/

The Institute for Social Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin offers the possibility to specialize in medical anthropology within the framework of its master program in social and cultural anthropology (Prof. U. Luig, Prof. H. Dilger, Angelika Wolf): http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/ethnologie/studium/master_ska/index.html

Medical Anthropology seminars are also offered frequently at the following institutes:

 

Research possibilities and/or seminars are offered here:

Institute for Psychology
Free University of Berlin
http://www.psychologie.hu-berlin.de
(Prof. Zaumseil)

Charité
Humboldt University, Berlin
Working group trans-cultural psychiatry
http://www.charite.de/psychiatrie/forschung/transkulturelle.html
(Prof. Heinz, Dr. Wohlfahrt)

Where can I study Medical Anthropology in the EU and Switzerland or find information about related topics?

Denmark

University of Copenhagen
http://www.anthro.ku.dk

France

Aix-en-Provence, Anthropologie Médicale Appliquée au Développement et à la Santé
www.amades.net

Great Britain

Brunel University, Westlondon
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/

Goldsmith
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/anthropology/

LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science)
http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/anthropology/

Oxford
http://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/

SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies)
http://www2.soas.ac.uk/AnthSoc/

University College of London
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/degree_programmes/ma.htm

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam
http://www.english.uva.nl

Sweden

Transcultural Centre at St. Göran Hospital
Working group trans-cultural psychiatry
St Görans sjukhus, plan 13, 11281 Stockholm
www.sll.se/w_tkc/59332.cs

Switzerland

University of Basel, Institute for Social Anthropology
http://www.unibas-ethno.ch/index2.php

University of Bern, Institute for Social Anthropology
http://www.cx.unibe.ch/ethno/

University of Zurich, Institute for Social Anthropology
http://www.ethno.unizh.ch/

Where do I find literature about Medical Anthropology?

A list of introductory literature and important journals can be found here. It is also recommended to view the bibliographies of the work group’s members.

The German Central Library for Medicine also contains some valuable resources:

Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9
50931 Köln
http://www.zbmed.de/

Which other groups and institutions work on Medical Anthropology?

A list of other groups can be found here.

How can I receive information regularly?

By becoming a member.

A member has the advantage of receiving related job offers, information about recent research and conferences, reduced prices for publications by the work group, and of course a voice in decisions about topics of discussions, workshops and conferences.