The Medicine and Its Objects Workshop (MaIOW) examines medicine in relation to the material and social worlds in which it is enacted. We focus on the multiple objects which constitute medical domains: the objects of inquiry that guide knowledge production, the objects of intervention that direct therapeutic processes, and the material objects that mediate the intersections between theory and practice. MaIOW is a broadly interdisciplinary workshop, bringing together perspectives from Anthropology, Comparative Human Development, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, and numerous area studies. Our 2018-19 theme is Modes of Knowing.

Schedule: Alternating Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6pm, Rosenwald Room 329 (unless otherwise noted)

Coordinator: Stephanie Palazzo

Faculty Sponsors: Eugene Raikhel (CHD), Michael Rossi (History), and Judith Farquhar (Anthropology)

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For more information about the workshop, or if you need assistance in order to attend, please contact the coordinator Stephanie Palazzo (spalazzo@uchicago.edu)