We are happy to announce that the ENPA member and co-founder of the GAA WG Psychological Anthropology, Anita von Poser, will chair the roundtable at the next biannual conference of The German Anthropological Association:
The end of interdisciplinary negotiations? Placing Psychological Anthropology in context
Psychological Anthropology has been at the forefront of interdisciplinary collaborations since the very beginning of its formation as a sub-strand of our discipline. Indeed, across variou academic times and spaces, anthropologists and scholars of related disciplines have discussed the ends as well as the continuations of such interdisciplinary collaborations. Our workshop will tackle the question of the “to and fro” within this interdisciplinary enterprise in light of recent theoretical, methodological and analytical innovations that have surfaced, in particular, in the last 10 to 15 years within German-speaking Psychological Anthropology.
We invite anthropologists, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pedagogues and global health scholars (to mention only a few) to our roundtable to discuss the limits and the opportunities of interdisciplinary negotiations. Also, scholars and practitioners are invited to explore the feasibility of Psychological Anthropology as a political community that challenges and changes current pathologizing practices of diagnosing and medicalizing ‘patients’ by linking interdisciplinary scholarship and its negotiations to the explicit commitment of influencing public perspectives on (mental) health and ‘illness’. Selected roundtable participants will present five input presentations (7 minutes).
CfP has been closed now and the programe will be announced shortly. However we are hoping to incite vibrant discussions following the presentations. More information regarding the conference can be found here: https://en.dgska.de/gaa-conference-2019/