October 2000 / Vienna

Vienna, Josephinum: Institute for History of Medicine – October 14, 2000

Symposium of the Work Group „Medical Anthropology” of the German Society for Social Anthropology:

“Medical Terms in a Field of Tension between Global Concepts and Local Application”

In co-operation with:

FIKUS (Research Institute for Cultural and Social Sciences)

Institute for the History of Medicine, Department of Ethno-medicine at the University of Vienna



9.00 – 9.10 Introduction and welcome (Viola Hörbst)
Chair: Elsbeth Kneuper
9.10 – 9.30 Angelika Wolf, Berlin
Introduction to some theoretical approaches to the globalization debate
9.30 – 10.00 Bernhard Hadolt / Monika Lengauer, Wien
Of ovarian stimulation and sperm preparation: An Actor-Network-Perspective of In-Vitro-Fertilization
Chair: Hansjörg Dilger
10.00 – 10.30 Tina Otten, Berlin
Indigenous and Biomedical Concepts of Disease among the Desya, India?
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Viola Hörbst, München
Between Global Claims and Localization: Medical Values among the Cora, Mexico
11:30 – 12:00 Maria Delius, München
Disturbances in the postpartum period – an unsolved issue for biomedicine
12.00 – 12.30 Yvonne Adam, Freiburg
Travelling from place to place – the contribution of migrants and cultural anthropology to globalization
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 Michael Knipper, Bonn
What is disease? The “ontological term disease” between theoretical disapproval and global usage
14.30 – 15.00 Angelika Wolf, Berlin
Aids and Kanyera in Malawi: Local answers to a global phenomenon
15.00 – 15.30 Hansjörg Dilger Berlin
‘Living PositHIVely in Tanzania’: the global dynamics of disease with regard to international and local AIDS work
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
Chair: Viola Hörbst
16.00 – 16.30 Brigit Obrist van Eeuwijk, Basel
Appropriate nutrition in Papua New Guinea: Claim and Reality
16:30 – 17:00 Elsbeth Kneuper, Tübingen
Natural birth as an achievement of civilization – Ethno-medical implications for the birth scene at a university town in Southwest Germany
17.00 – 17.10 Pause
17.10 – 18.00 Brigit Obrist van Eeuwijk, Basel und Bernhard Hadolt, Wien
Consolidation of the discussed aspects of globalization and medical knowledge
Final discussion