Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group

The Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group explores the extent to which film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After watching selected clips, we discuss a film’s content and approach, and interrogate its capacity to support the analysis of issues relating to illness, crisis, health and wellbeing.

Michaelmas Term 2020

This term we focus on the theme of ‘invisible suffering’, which is brought by chronic illness and trauma.

Trust Me I’m Sick (2020)
Tuesday 3 November, 15:30-17:00
Virtual Event

The Work (2017)
Tuesday 17 November, 15:30-17:00
Virtual Event

Hilary Term 2020

This term we focused on the theme of mental health.

Bird Dancer (2010)
Tuesday 28 January
Barclay Room

Titcut Follies (1967)
Tuesday 11 February
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre

Mothers on the Edge (2019)
Tuesday 25 February
Barclay Room

Seishin – Mental (2008)
Tuesday 10 March
Barclay Room

Michaelmas Term 2019

This term we focused on the theme of the skin.

The Mysterious World under the Skin (2018)
Tuesday 22 October
Barclay Room

Under The Knife (2007)
Tuesday 5 November
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: Broken Skin (2019)
Tuesday 19 November
SAME 61 Banbury Road

Fantome Island (2011)
Tuesday 3 December
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre

All welcome.

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