Registration is open for the SCOLMA (UK Libraries & Archives Group on Africa) Annual Conference:
“African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice & healthcare”
Tuesday 6 September 2016, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge.
Short details of the programme:
Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa
Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.
Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association
Medical Practices in World War I Africa
Dr Tony Jewell
Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932
Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University
Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty
Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa
Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice
Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.
Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York
The Conductors: Faith Healing, International Health and Medical Mission in Post-Colonial Ghana, 1957-1982
Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew
Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds
Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness
Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal
Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA
The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa
Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute
Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria
Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow
Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping. Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.
Conference fee £50 (£30 unwaged) to include tea/coffee and lunch.
To book a place contact Sarah Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See the SCOLMA website for more details: