Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

April 12, 13, 14, 2013

Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology



The Cascadia Seminar is an experiment in creating a new kind of intellectual space for medical anthropology. The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of different universities and colleges in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest (the Cascadia region). A small conference venue has been reserved at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, to host the second Cascadia Seminar. The first seminar was held at the University of Washington in March 2011 in Seattle.

The Cascadia Seminar will begin the evening of Friday April 12th with a keynote address by Margaret Lock (McGill University) at 6:00PM. Five papers will be presented on Saturday April 12th, and three on Sunday April 14th, with no concurrent sessions. Each paper presenter will have forty minutes to present a substantial, well worked-out paper, with ample time for lively discussion following the presentation. All participants will attend all papers, and optional no-host meals together will offer additional opportunities for conversation. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

The conference will be free of charge, though preregistration is required to keep numbers manageable. Some people may want to stay with family or friends in the Vancouver area, but a block of rooms are also available at a reduced rate at nearby hotels.

We  look forward to a stimulating and fun weekend!