Spring term 2017
  • Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar: "What has love got to do with it?" by Mathabo Senkepeng Khau

    Friday Seminar: What has love got to do with it?” Understanding gender, sexuality and HIV risk in the narratives of international post-graduate students. Presented by Mathabo Senkepeng Khau (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University , Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

    Date and Time: Friday 28 April at 10.15-11.30

    Venue: House 3, Floor 2, Room 2028 on Thunbergsvägen 3H in Engelska parken

  • Tue 9 May 2017, 10:00–11:30

    Anthropological Research in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mocambique: Challenges and Opportunities

    Presenter: Esmeralda Mariano

    Location:  IMCH, Drottninggatan 4, 4th floor, Uppsala

    Date and Time: Tuesday 9th May, 10.00-11.30


    Esmeralda Mariano is Assistant Professor at the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Faculty of Arts and Social Science - Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in Mozambique. She holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the International Research Centre on African Studies (IARA) from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and MPhil in Social Anthropology (with emphasis on Human Ecology), from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway.Her areas of interest include sexual and reproductive health, gender and sexuality, violence and masculinities, child and human trafficking, traditional medicine and ecological anthropology. From 2008 to 2013 was a Project leader on “Gender, health and family issues” within the Multidisciplinary Programme on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS at UEM and Flanders University. Currently works as the Deputy-Dean for Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences- Eduardo Mondlane University.

  • Tue 9 May 2017, 15:30–17:00

    Seminar: "Interdisciplinary Collaborations in the Human Sciences: Possibilities and Challenges" by Bilinda Straight

    Dr Bilinda Straight (department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University) will give a seminar about her experiences of collaborating with Archaeologists. The seminar is entitled "Interdisciplinary Collaborations in the Human Sciences: Possibilities and Challenges". 

    Time: Tuesday the 9th of May, k.15-17

    Place: Venues: Eng/2-2033 and Uppsalarummet, Visby.



  • Thu 11 May 2017 – Sat 13 May 2017

    Multiple Healths: Pasts, presents and futures of bio-medicine and wellbeing in/with Africa

    Multiple Healths:

    Pasts, presents and futures of bio-medicine and wellbeing in/with Africa 

    Link to detailed schedule.


    • Abena Osseo-Asare, Dept of History, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Bilinda Straight, Dept of Anthropology and Dept of Gender and Women’s Studies, Western Michigan University, USA
    • Esmeralda Mariano, Dept of Anthropology, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
    • Hannah Akuffo, Unit of Research Cooperation, Sida, Sweden
    • Hussein Kidanto, Ministry of Health and Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
    • Noemi Tousignant, Dept of History, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Ruth Prince, Dept of Community Medicine and Global Health, University of Oslo, Norway
    • Wenzel Geissler, Dept of Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway

    In this symposium we ask how local aspirations for, and visions of, health and well-being in African contexts are, or have been, facilitated, compromised, or bypassed by globally connected bio-medical projects and practices. Moving beyond critiques of evidence-based medicine or globally mobile models of medical knowledge and practice, the symposium explores cases where local actors and organizations seek to realize improvements in health that do not always conform to coexisting global/regional/national health priorities, programmes, policies or concepts. We further explore actor’s explicit, implicit and hidden strategies for capturing global practices and resource flows to facilitate local visions of health and well-being in Africa.

    The symposium is an activity of the Health, Politics and Culture in Africa theme at Uppsala University’s Forum for Africa Studies. Information about how to register to participate in the event is forthcoming in February.

    For more information about this event visit send an email to Eren Zink at 


  • Fri 9 Jun 2017, 10:15–11:30

    Friday Seminar: The Impact of religion – Challenges for health sector developments in Tanzania

    A study on church organizations' health care delivery within the framework of Public Private Partnership in Tanzania

    Presenter: Josephine Sundqvist (Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam; Uppsala Religion and society Research Centre, Uppsala University)

    Location: Engelska Parken, 3-2028

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