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MEDICA VII. International Interdisciplinary Conference

MEDICA VII. International Interdisciplinary Conference People vs the Natural andthe Artificial. Power relations"
Time: 09-10 April 2010
Place: Tartu, Estonia
Conference venue: Hotel Tartu, Soola 3
The conference working language is English.
The general aim of our annual meetings has been to analyze public and self-referential representations of health and illness in various contexts and to bring together local and international scholars in order to build up a sustainable network for future discussions and co-work.
Conference web page:
Time schedule:
Friday, the 9th of April 2010
09.00 Registration
09.45-10.00 Opening, welcome words
10.00-11.00 Lars-Chirster Hydén (Sweden, Linköping) Illness Narratives – Voices in Dialogue
11.00-12.00 Mare Kõiva (Estonia, Tartu) Folk Healers Talk about Their Patients
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-13.30 Georg Drakos (Sweden, Stockholm) The Dialogue and Asymmetric Relations in the Doctor's Encounter with the Patient
13.30-14.00 Iacob Ionela Florina (Romania, Babes-Bolyai) The Refusal of Blood by Jehovah's Witnesses. A Romanian Case Study
14.00-14.30 Eve Annuk (Estonia, Tartu) Constructing Illness in Pathography
{Coffee break}
14.45-15.15 Florence Vandendorpe (Beligum, Louvain-La-Neuve) It Happened to the Great Goddess, Too
15.15-15.45 Siiri Tomingas-Joandi (Estonia, Tartu) Illnesses Described in Estonian and Swedish Legends of Changelings
15.45-16.15 Kristiina Johanson (Estonia, Tartu) Healing with Stones - Archaeological Implications
{Coffee break}
16.30-17.00 Eriko Kawanishi (Kyoto, Japan/UK) Illness for Spiritual Leaders
17.00-17.30 Marju Kõivupuu (Estonia, Tallinn) Illness as a Symbol of Status: Tradition, Recent Past and Present

Saturday, the 10th of April 2010
09.00-10.00 Taina Kinnunen (Finland, Oulu) Design body and medical technology
{Coffee break}
10.15-10.45 Liina Paales (Estonia, Tartu) The Cochlear Implant in Deaf Humor
10.45-11.15 Piret Paal (Finland, Helsinki) Cancer Patients' Sensations towards the Deficiencies in the Biomedical Healing Drama and the Power of Healing Narrative
11.15-11.45 Sonja Aevermann (Germany, Frankfurt/Main) Illness Narratives “Bronchial Asthma – No Hope for children”?
11.45-12.45 Lunch break
12.45-13.15 Kaarina Rein (Estonia, Tartu) Medical Orations at Academia Gustaviana Dorpatensis
13.15-13.45 Ave Tupits (Estonia, Tartu) MD V. Sumberg as an Initiator of Folk Medicine Recordings in the Early 1920s
13.45-14.15 Renata Sõukand, Raivo Kalle (Estonia, Tartu) The Narrative of Recognition: Finding the Right Plant
{Coffee break}
14.30-15.00 Marika Tammaru, Judit Strömpl (Estonia, Tartu) Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in Estonia: Helga's Life Story
15.00-15.30 Elsa Frazao Mateus (Portugal, Lisbon) The Social Life of a Biological Therapy
15.30-16.00 Tiiu Jaago (Estonia, Tartu) Death and Illness in Life-Stories
{Coffee break}
16.15-16.45 Irina Ilina (Russia, Syktyvkar) Prospects of Using Traditional Medical Knowledge of the Komi People in Creating a Health Maintenance System for Europe's North-Eastern Population
16.45-17.15 Sinikka Vakimo (Finland, Joensuu) Aspects of Studying Multicultural Health Concepts
17.15 Open discussion

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