Events

Annemarie Samuels gives guest lecture on Medical Anthropology in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Friday 10 June 2022 Annemarie Samuels will give a guest lecture on Medical Anthropology: Culture, Care & Illness. In this Lecture in the Guest Lecture Series of the International Center of Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Annemarie Samuels will speak about Medical Anthropology. She will discuss how medical anthropologists study the ways in which people understand illness, care and the body; approach medicine as a cultural practice; and develop critical theory about the unequal distribution of health.

Lemos Dekker invited speaker on Symposium ‘For the time being’ in Aarhus, Denmark

In the symposium ‘For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging: Conversations between anthropology, art and philosophy’ the main question is: How do temporal perspectives on lived time and time left change with old age and what are the roles of inter-and intra-generational dynamics in elderly’s perspectives on past, present and future life challenges and horizons? In her presentation, Natashe Lemos Dekker shed light on the divergent temporalities that are at play in requesting euthanasia with dementia in the Netherlands. Particularly, she addresses the use of written statements that describe the wish for euthanasia of the person with dementia as a tool to resolve temporal dissonances and transfer responsibility to family members. 

Hanum Atikasari in panel discussion on end-of-life care for women with reproductive and breast cancer in Jakarta, Indonesia

On Wednesday 23 March 2022, Hanum Atikasari was the speaker during the Raboan Discussion Forum on Navigating end-of-life care: an ethnography of women with reproductive and breast cancer in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event was organized by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She outlined her research plans and discussed ethical dilemmas in conducting end-of-life research.

I’m afraid it’s rather bad news – Discussion in De Balie on 9 February 2022

Wednesday 9 February 2022, Anthony Back, Anne Rios, Jonathan Koffman, Marike de Meij and Evelien van Manten-Horst will discuss the future of the bad news conversation during the program ‘I’m afraid it’s rather bad news’ in De Balie in Amsterdam. What do patients and their families need from their doctors? Are medical professionals properly equipped to deal with this difficult task? The programme is made in collaboration with Dr. Liesbeth van Vliet and Dr. Annemarie Samuels.

Samuels in Research Seminar about Silence and Care at the End of Life at Queen’s University Belfast

Tuesday 16 November 2021 Annemarie Samuels lectures on End of Life Care in the Research Seminar ‘Silence and Care at the End of Life: Multivocality at the Edges of Narrative Possibility’ at the Queen’s University Belfast. Focussing on the ways in which individuals practice end-of-life care, Annemarie Samuels explores how multiple modes of articulation and non-articulation of death and dying affect caregiving interactions within a particular socio-historical situation. This lecture will be held online and participation is free after registration.

Join the online book talk ‘Enduring Cancer’ on 7 December 2021

Enduring Cancer: Life, Death and Diagnosis in Delhi is an ethnography of cancer in India. It presents the efforts of the urban poor in Delhi to carve out a livable life with cancer, as they negotiate an over-extended health system struggling to respond to the disease. On 7 December 2021 Dwaipayan Banerjee will talk about his …

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Samuels and Atikasari in double panel at EuroSEAS conference

The 11th edition of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies conference will take place at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 7 until 10 September 2021. Globalizing Palliative Care researchers Annemarie Samuels and Hanum Atikasari will talk about End-of-Life Care in Indonesia and will outline their research plans and reflect on how their questions speak to the analysis of silence, narrative and moral personhood at the end of life.

Bookcover The Occupied Clinic

7 june Online Book Talk ‘The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir’

Dr. Saiba Varma (University of California, San Diego) will introduce her new book The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir (Duke University Press 2020) on Monday 7 June. This event is co-organized by the Leiden Institute of Area Studies, and the Asia Research Cluster and ERC Globalizing Palliative Care project at the Leiden University Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.