SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Conference – “Healing Cooperations. Cooperation With and Without Consensus in the Context of Illness and Healing”
Thursday, 29. - Saturday, 01 July 2017

Every society is historically and currently familiar with different and shifting explanations for health and illness, and knows of different approaches to maintain the former and treat the latter. Healers, doctors, and patients are thus confronted with a multitude of partially contradictory therapies. Similar to non-biomedical therapies, biomedicine itself is fragmented into differing approaches. Faced with the division of the body and corresponding medical experts for specific body parts, patients as well as healers and doctors have to navigate partially contradictory assessments of the causes of illnesses and their treatment. Healing therefore requires cooperation with and without consensus between the most diverse actors. This conference seeks to examine such historical and current practices of healing cooperations around the world. Questions for contributions might include:

  • How are compromises and/or syntheses in differing constellations achieved in practice?
  • What kind of entities (e.g. humans, viruses, spirits, bacteria, machines, plants, genes, etc.) are involved and which negotiations lead to which results?
  • How are specific healing situations connected to organized care facilities and structures and which tensions may arise?
  • What kind of effects are created by alternating and/or simultaneously undergoing divergent and/or contradictory therapies?
  • What kind of media, technologies, and infrastructures are involved in healing cooperations and how do they create various healing publics?

The aim of the conference is the joint discussion of different practices of healing cooperations, which we conceive as the laborious processing of ill-structured problems and open-ended ways of healing.

Conference Language: German and English

Please register for the conference at sekretariat@sfb1187.uni-siegen.de No conference fees are charged. Conference drinks and food are complimentary, except for the dinner on Friday.

Physicians and psychotherapists can earn 16 CME points for attending the conference.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Program

Thursday, 29 June 2017

17:00
Welcome, Cornelius Schubert & Ehler Voss
Keynote: Intertwining Medicine, Mediums and New Media: A media/medical anthropological view on healing and cooperation in a globalized world, Cora Bender
1 slide presentations of all presenters / 90 seconds each in alphabetical order
20:00
Reception

Friday, 30 June 2017

SESSION I – NEGOTIATED (DIS)ORDERS

09:00-11:00
Rettungsmedizin in Deutschland: Zeitgeschichtliche Perspektiven auf ein konfliktreiches Berufsfeld (1949-2010), Pierre Pfütsch
Minderheitenmedizin und Pathologie: Konflikt, Austausch und (Heilungs?)Kooperationen zwischen Genetikern und Gehörlosen in den USA, 1960-2000, Marion Schmidt
„In Deutschland bist du anders krank.“ Aushandlungsprozesse um ‚krank‘- und ‚gesund sein‘ Geflüchteter, Natalie Gies-Powroznik
11:00-11:30
Coffee Break

SESSION II – POPULARISED HEALINGS

11:30-13:00
Mind-Body Medizin im Kontext von Studien zu Ayurveda und Yoga, Michael Jeitler & Clemens Eisenmann
Dorfheilpraktiken in der Asow-Region: Akteure und Kooperationen, Julia Butschatskaja
13:00-14:30
Lunch (brown bag)

SESSION III – COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES

14:30-16:30
Lasting or Fragile Cooperations: Complementary Medicine in Healthcare Systems of Post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Danuta Penkala-Gawęcka
Patients’ Health Work in a Pluralistic Medical Setting, Alexandra Ciocănel
“My Dream Is to Bring Together Chinese and Western Medicine”: Re-defining the Concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Estonia, Katre Koppel
16:30-17:00
Coffee Break

SESSION IV – AMBIVALENT PARTNERS

17:00-19:00
Healing Cooperations of Spiritism, Biomedicine and Psychiatry in Brazil - A model for complementary therapy in Europe?, Helmar Kurz
Healing cooperations in Brazilian Candomblé, Hannah Lesshafft
Turbulent beings. The phenomenon of curse in post-Soviet Tuva, Siberia, Malgorzata Stelmaszyk
19:00
AGEM Members Meeting
20:00
Dinner (Restaurant Hackermann, at your own expense)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

SESSION V – CHRONIC COLLECTIVES

09:00-10:30
Living and working with the new temporalities cystic fibrosis: intergenerational and interdisciplinary ecologies of care and knowledge translation in highly specialized medicine, Stefan Reinsch
Redeeming words – the triangulated analogy of philosophy, therapy and mythology in Wittgenstein, Christian Erbacher
10:30-11:00
Coffee Break

SESSION VI – PARTIAL AGENCIES

11:00-13:00
Diet-Body-Brain/Society – Eine ethnosoziologische Analyse von Legitimationsprozessen alimentärer Gesundheitsnetzwerke, Daniel Kofahl
Heilungskooperationen zwischen Gehirn und Computer, Monika Kalmbach-Özdem
Heilen und Relationieren mit und durch Blut. Ethnographie der alltäglichen Heilungsarbeit mit Blut, Clément Dréano
13:30
Final Discussion

Contact

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin
Ehler Voss
ehler.voss@uni-siegen.de
SFB 1187 - Medien der Kooperation
Cornelius Schubert
cornelius.schubert@uni-siegen.de


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