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Message posted on 06/12/2018

Deadline 15 December: Social Sciences & Health Innovations Conference

Dear all,
With apologies for cross-posting we would like to remind you of the deadline
for abstract submission:
4th Biannual Conference
Social Sciences & Health Innovations:
May 23-25, 2019, Tomsk, Russia
Search for an adequate response to contemporary health problems continues to
be high on the agenda. But how can these solutions be made to work and why is
it that many do not? One inspiring way of approaching these questions starts
from acknowledging the need to engage with multiplicities. While species,
bodies, diseases, and knowledges are multiple, the notion of multiplicity is
mostly avoided in health care, governance, and sciences, where the strive for
uniformity and best practices sometimes comes at the expense of applicability
in specific local settings, and of sensitivity to the uncertain consequences
of decisions and interventions. This conference invites participants to
discuss the notion of multiplicity and to engage with a diverse range of
multiplicities that are too often bracketed in attempts to understand and
address health problems. How can multiplicity be conceptualized? How can
concepts of multiplicity inspire productive ways of dealing with health
problems? How can we account for and engage with the complexes of many species
living together? How can novel health technologies relate to the multiple
realities where diseases are practiced differently?
Conference speakers:

Vololona Rabeharisoa, Professor of Sociology, Center for the Sociology
of Innovation, Mines-ParisTech, Paris, France; author of many contributions on
the increasing involvement of civil society organizations in scientific and
technical activities
Maurizio Meloni, Associate Professor of Sociology, Alfred Deakin
Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia;
co-editor of the recent Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society and Biosocial
Matters: Rethinking Biology-Sociology Relationships
Yan Vlasov, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Samara State
Medical University, Russia; Chair of the Patient Protection Council and
Co-chair of the Russian Patients Union, Russia
Komatra Chuengsatiansup, medical anthropologist, medical doctor, and the
Director of the Society and Health Institute, which is part of the Ministry of
Public Health, Thailand. His research on antimicrobial resistance follows
antibiotics, microbes, and discourses to national and international arenas.
* Special online contribution by Annemarie Mol, Professor of Anthropology
of the Body, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; author of books The
Logic of Care and The Body Multiple.

Submit your paper or panel abstract:
We welcome both individual paper proposals and proposals for closed thematic
panels (please note that your panel does not have to consist of paper
presentations, it can be a storytelling session, performance, or anything you
feel is suitable for engaging with your topic). Please submit your proposals
via the electronic form by 15 December 2018:
For more information please see the conference Facebook page:
and webpage:
If you have any questions contact the conference organizers:
Language of the Conference: English
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