The Medicine & Its Object Workshop 2023-2024

Typically on alternating Wednesdays  |  12:30-2 pm CST

 

**AUTUMN SCHEDULE**

Friday, October 13th (10-11:30 AM)  Special Session Co-Sponsored by CISSR
Fishing for Patients to Medicate: Diagnostic Practices in Contemporary Psychiatry in India 
Shubha Ranganathan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Pick Hall 105 – In-Person Only
Wednesday, October 25th (4:30-6 PM) 
“Quick eels in his codpiece”: The Embodiment of Non-Normative Manhood and Disability in Early Modern England
Anna Connor, Doctoral Student, History
Rachel Tils, Doctoral Student, History
Cobb Hall 304 – In-Person Only
Wednesday, November 8th (4:30-6 PM)
CANCELLED 
Shamanist or Scientific: Disease, Religion and Healing in Mongolia
Jie Wu, MAPSS Student (Anthro)
Cobb Hall 304 – In-Person Only
Wednesday, November 29th (4:30-6 PM) 
“One body show”: Unlocking family history in Gardiennes
Lou Gargouri, Doctoral Student, Romance Languages and Literatures, Theater and Performance Studies
Cobb Hall 304 – In-Person Only

**WINTER SCHEDULE**

Wednesday, January 10th (12:30-2 PM)
Plant-Human Hybrids in the Peruvian Amazon
Lorna Hadlock, Doctoral Student, Comparative Human Development
Stuart 104 – In-Person Only
 Wednesday, January 17th (12:30-2 PM) 
-CANCELLED-
Queer Imaginings: An Exploration of Everyday Queer World-Making
Wednesday, January 31st (12:30-2 PM)
Queer Aging in San Francisco 
Graham Steffen, Doctoral Student, Comparative Human Development
Stuart 104 – In-Person Only
Wednesday, February 14th (12:30-2 PM)
Understanding Resilience: Navigating Community Violence Through the Processes of Survival and Adaptation
Angel Boulware, Doctoral Student, Comparative Human Development
Stuart 104 – In-Person Only
Wednesday, February 28th (12:30-2 PM)
The Anxiety of Impotence: Anna Freud and the Analytic Education of the Child
Phillip Henry, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, History
Stuart 104 – In-Person Only

**SPRING SCHEDULE**

Wednesday, March 27th ( SPECIAL TIME 4:30-6 PM)
“Risky” Reproduction or Reproductive Rights?
Sanghamitra Das, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, Anthropology
Room TBD – In-Person Only
Wednesday, April 3rd (12:30-2 PM)
Files As Proxy Friends: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Documentation of Occupational Diseases in Turkey
Zeynel Gul, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Anthropology
Room TBD – In-Person Only
Wednesday, April 17th (12:30-2 PM)
Trust your Dog: Training Service Dogs for U.S. Veterans with Trauma
Jay Henderson, Doctoral Student, Anthropology
Room TBD – In-Person Only
(SPECIAL SESSION) Wednesday, May 1 (12:30-2 PM)
Measuring Like A State: Quantifying Disability and (Re)shaping Normativity in Urban India
Kim Fernandes, Doctoral Student, University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology and Education
Virtual Session
Wednesday, May 15th (12:30-2 PM) 
The Professional Touch: Japanese nurses, medical journals, and narratives of touch in the post-WWII era
Erin Newton, Doctoral Student, History
Room TBD – In-Person Only