MAAH 2010












MAAH-VI – France (Royaumont), May 7- 9, 2010

“Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global”

MAAH is a network of medical anthropologists who do research in their own culture and society. The network’s aim is to bring together medical anthropologists in order to discuss theoretical, methodological and practical issues in relation to health and culture.

The network has a international scientific Advisory Committee, consisting of:
- Josep Comelles, University Rovira i Virgilii, Tarragona, Spain;
- Sylvie Fainzang, Cermes3/Inserm (Paris), France; scientific responsible of the network
- Bernhard Hadolt, University of Vienna, Austria;
- Vibeke Steffen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The network has been established in 1998 during the first Conference of Medical Anthropology at Home (Zeist, The Netherlands), on the initiative of late Els van Dongen and Sjaak van der Geest, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Some contributions of the conference are published in “Anthropology & Medicine 5/3, special issue (“Creating Distance”), Vol. 5/3, edited by Els van Dongen and Sylvie Fainzang. The network meets approximately every two years to present and discuss recent work. The second conference was in Tarragona, Spain in 2001. The themes were “the contribution of medical anthropology to anthropology” and “liturgies and rituals in medicine”. In 2003 the third conference was held in Perugia, Italy. The fourth conference took place in Seili, Finland, in 2005, and the fifth was held in Sandbjerg, Denmark, on the theme: "Medical anthropology, health care systems and the client society. Investigating interactions of practice, power and science".

MAAH has a mailing list. You can subscribe to this list by contacting Sylvie Fainzang [].

The 6th Conference organised by the MAAH (“Medical Anthropology at Home”) network will have as its theme:

“Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global”, and will be held in France, in May 7 - 8 - 9, 2010.

The organizers are Sylvie Fainzang and Claudie Haxaire.

To be noted


Deadline for papers, March 15th, 2010.