Each year, MAYS organises an Annual Meeting for members to meet, network, share their research, and discuss a relevant topic within Medical Anthropology.

This meeting location changes each year, and is hosted by the new MAYS coordinator’s university.
The next Annual Meeting will be held 5 and 6 October, 2018 in Berlin.

MAYS Edinburgh, June 2017 


The 8th Annual MAYS meeting, entitled “Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders” was held in Scotland, at the University of Edinburgh. It was organised in collaboration with SoMA (Students of Medical Anthropology) of EdCMA.  It brought together over 25 participants from around Europe, New Zealand, and the United States to discuss the real-world value of their research in 3 parallel groups, and 5 different workshops.

Please see more information here: Program, Report

MAYS Lisbon, June 2016

The 7th Annual conference “Intergenerations, temporalities and medical anthropology” took place at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa) on the 23 – 24 June of 2016. During the two-days meeting, 20 participants from different countries presented their work in 3 parallel groups.

Please see more information here: ProgramReport

MAYS Amsterdam, June 2015


The 6th Annual MAYS meeting “Emotions in/and Medical Anthropology” was held at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) on June 11-12.

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MAYS Berlin, July 2014

The 5th Annual MAYS Meeting “PEER-TO-PEER AID” was held at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, on 4-5 July 2014. The meeting brought together sixteen speakers from eight countries as well as numerous participants who conduct research in various parts of the world. 

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MAYS Tarragona, June 2013

The 4th Annual MAYS Meeting was held at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, June 10-11. More than 100 participants from across the globe discussed the papers of 30 speakers who presented their works in six thematic panels.

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MAYS Paris Nanterre, July 2012

The 3rd Annual MAYS Meeting was held at the Université Paris Ouest in Paris/Nanterre La Défense on July 9-10. More than 60 participants from around the world enjoyed the lively discussions in the panels and workshops. 

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MAYS Warsaw, June 2011

The 2nd Annual MAYS Meeting was held in the University of Warsaw, Poland, on June 13. 

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MAYS Oxford, July 2010

A MAYS Workshop took place in Oxford University, UK, in July 2010, the day after the international Royal Anthropological Society conference (organized by Prof. Elisabeth Hsu) on medical anthropology in Europe. The student workshop “Shaping our Science. Medical Anthropology, Interdisciplinarity and Public Space” was a collaboration with the Oxford University Anthropological Society. About 40 medical anthropology students from all over Europe participated in the event.

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MAYS Berlin, February 2010

The 1st Annual MAYS Meeting was held at the Free University Berlin, Germany, in February 2010. The goal of this workshop was to bring the members of the newly created network together and give them the chance to meet face to face. In two days, M.A. and Ph.D. students presented their research projects in thematic panels. The about 40 participants came from many different countries: France, UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Italy; one of the speakers even flew all the way from Uganda to participate in the meeting. On the second day, participants had the chance to take part in a workshop on applied anthropology and career paths with Rachael Gooberman-Hill, senior research fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) and committee member of the EASA Medical Anthropology Network, and Kathryn Tomlinson, researcher for the British Ministry of Defense.

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