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Interdisciplinary Conference Medica VIII. Medical Pluralism.Tartu, 28. November 2011

Dear colleagues, we kindly invite you to participate in the 8th interdisciplinary Conference Medica, dealing this time with pluralism in medical context(s). The general aim of our annual meetings has been to analyze public and self-referential representations of health and illness problems in different contexts.

Programme and information you can find in the page: http://

MEDICA VIII. Interdisciplinary Conference
Medical Pluralism in the Era of Digimodernism
Time: 28. November 2011
Place: Estonian Literary Museum, Vanemuise 42, Tartu
The conference working language is English.

14.oo Medicine in Tartu before the Foundation of the University and during the Academia Gustaviana Period.
Kaarina Rein, Tartu University
14.30 The Academics and the Recording of Folk Medicine . During the first Estonian Republic (1918-1940).
Ave Tupits, Estonian Literary Museum
15.00 Is it possible to identify healing instruments in archaeological material?
Kristiina Johanson,Tartu University
15.30 Unintentional prevention of diseases: historical study on Estonian tea-plants
Raivo Kalle and Renata Sõukand, Estonian Literary Museum, Estonian University of Life Science
16.00 Last Man Standing? Charmers, Illnesses and Healing in Bulgarian Early Modern Daily Life
Svetlana Tsonkova, Central European University , Budapest; University of Tartu
16.30-16.50 coffee break
16.50 Russian (neo)Shamanism in the Last Quarter of XX Century: Religion, Creativity and Healing
Valentina Kharitonova, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, RAS
17.30 Shamanistik healing in the transpersonal Anthropology.
Tatjana Bulgakova, St. Peterburg
18.00 Constructive alternativism and the Healers.
Mare Kõiva, Estoninan Literary Museum
18.30 Experiences with Shamanistic Healers
Mihály Hoppál, European Folklore Institute, Ethnographic Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
19.00 Keila hooldushaiglast, hoolimisest ja palliatiivsest hoolekandest
Piret Paal, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Klinikum Großshadern (poster)

Organizing committee: Mare Kõiva, Renata Sõukand, Liisa Vesik.
Phone: 372-7377740

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