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VISUAL EXPRESSIONS OF HEALTH, ILLNESS AND HEALING, Jun 2-4 in Vienna

We want to announce a European regional meeting of IASTAM as cooperation partner of the conference VISUAL EXPRESSIONS OF HEALTH, ILLNESS AND HEALING on June 2-4 in Vienna. The conference is organised by the Austrian Ethnomedical Society (ÖEG) and the Working Group for Ethnology and Medicine (AGEM) in cooperation with the Weltmuseum. For more details […]

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COVID-19 and Chinese Medicine Symposium (May 29-30, 2021)

I’m sure the attached announcement will be of interest to many of us, and several of our fellow members will be presenting: COVID-19 and Chinese Medicine: An International Online Symposium, May 29-30, 2021 Covid-19 “presents with a broad but non-specific spectrum of symptoms” (Robert Koch Institute) and, according to general expert opinion, the health care […]

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Webinar Series

Asian Medicine & the Social Dimensions of Epidemics

Part of the Health Humanities Speaker Series at Penn State University’s Abington College: “Asian Responses to COVID-19” (Feb 2021) Combating Epidemics: A Historical PerspectiveYan Liu (University of Buffalo, SUNY) Abstract: This talk examines a wide array of strategies developed by medical figures, religious practitioners, and political actors in fighting epidemics throughout Chinese history, and reflects […]

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Prizes & Competitions

“Life Stories” Interactive Media Competition Results

We would like to share with you the following outcome for the ICTAM X “Life Stories” Interactive Media Competition… In December 2019, IASTAM announced the ICTAM X “Life Stories” Interactive Media Competition. The idea and conception of this competition stemmed from Natalie Köhle (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Lisa Brooks (Berkeley). As ICTAM X is […]

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Asian Medicines and COVID-19 (Oct 22, 2020)

Robust responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have not only come from biomedical healthcare workers. Researchers and clinicians in the world’s traditional healthcare systems have also mounted large-scale and localised efforts. Despite the racialized and politicised representations of these efforts in Anglophone media, serious professionals have been performing ongoing research, protocols, and clinical treatments, and have […]

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The ‘pan’ of pandemics: Why and how do Asian approaches matter? (July 8th 2020)

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Angelika C. Messner (IASTAM President, Kiel University) Moderator: Dr Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths, University of London) Historical Contours of the Medieval Afro-Eurasian Disease Landscape: New Findings from Genetics and Medical HistoryProf. Monica H. Green (Independent scholar) Recent developments in genetics have given a new resolution to long-standing questions about the origins and dissemination […]

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Charles Leslie Prize 2020 Deadline postponed to Nov. 30, 2020

The Charles Leslie prize seeks to honour the work of Charles Leslie and his dedication to IASTAM, and aims to encourage young scholars in the field that he helped to establish. This prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished scholarly essay on Asian medicine submitted to the competition and judged by the IASTAM Council.The nominee […]

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ICTAM X 2021 “Life Stories” Interactive Media Competition

Have you ever had an experience with traditional medicine that profoundly changed the way you practice medicine, seek treatment, think about medical theory, science, or even life? We are looking for precisely such “life stories” told in an engaging and inspiring manner. To this end, this competition invites you — practitioner, patient, or scholar of […]

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ICTAM X rescheduled!

Dear Delegates,  In light of the recent concerns regarding the novel coronavirus in China, and the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the epidemic an international public health emergency, the Conference Organizer has decided to postpone Joint Conference of IASTAM and ASHM at Taipei, Taiwan. While disappointing, this measure must be taken to safeguard the health and […]

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Announcement of the Charles Leslie Prize Competition 2020

The Charles Leslie prize seeks to honour the work of Charles Leslie and his dedication to IASTAM, and aims to encourage young scholars in the field that he helped to establish. This prize is awarded to the best original, unpublished scholarly essay on Asian medicine submitted to the competition and judged by the IASTAM Council.The nominee […]

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Call for Abstracts — Deadline Nov 30

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ICTAM X

 Challenges to Asian Medicines: Drawing a New Big Picture (2024) Official conference website & program The Joint Conference of IASTAM and ASHM at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, presents an opportunity to take stock of the current state of Asian medicines from a different vantage point, to examine the global flows of medical knowledge, practice and […]

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Announcement of the IASTAM 40th Anniversary Prize, 2019

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of IASTAM, we cordially invite academic researchers, practitioners of Asian medicines with recent academic publications, graduate students, and post-docs to submit an original, unpublished paper to be considered for this prize. All manuscripts received will be considered for acceptance in the society’s journal Asian Medicine. They should apply methods from anthropology, […]

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Awards Announcements

The Arthur L. Basham Medals, 2017 The award ceremony took place in Kiel, Germany, on 11 August 2017. It was awarded to Dr. Shizu SAKAI (Emeritus Professor of Medical History at Juntendo University) and Dr. Judith Farquhar (Max Palevsky Professor of Anthropology Emerita and of Social Sciences in the College, Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing). […]