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The Anthropology of Health in Africa
Tuesday 10 November 2015, 02:00pm - 05:00pm
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The Anthropology of Health in Africa

Location: SOAS, Brunei Building
Date: 10 November 2015
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Through two interactive workshops focused on interdisciplinary health projects in Africa, Anthropology A Level / International Baccalaureate students will engage with ethnographic examples from the field and researchers working on these projects. Dr Shelley Lees’ workshop will explore how urbanisation in Mwanza, Tanzania, has affected women’s health and Dr Fred Martineau’s workshop will examine the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

These workshops will be followed by a plenary session in which students can consider the interrelationships between globalisation, health and development and ask questions about applied anthropology and careers in social science and health. This event is organised by The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological institute (RAI). Video footage of the workshops will be made available online for use as a teaching and learning resource for students, teachers and the public.

This event is for groups of pre-booked schools, and so is not open for additional bookings.

Part of the ESRC Festival of Science.