SCOLMA Conference 06.09.16 – Cambridge


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:

Keynote Address  

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.

Panel 1

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

Panel 2

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.


Panel 3

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


Panel 4

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 (

See the SCOLMA website for more details:  


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