Please note that the symposium will be held in English.
This interdisciplinary research symposium invites participants to critically examine variations of ‘expertise’ and ‘expert knowledge’. In four thematic sessions, we want to explore how different understandings come at play in healthcare settings, how they inform healthcare practices, how implicit and explicit 'expert knowledge' is taught in educational institutions, and how research practices and notions of scientific 'evidence' are shaped by and shape 'expertise' in healthcare settings.
The symposium will be organized around interactive sessions on: ‘Bodies and Care’, ‘Power and Agency’, ‘Materialities and Technologies’, and ‘Gender and Intersectionality’.
For more details and invited contributors see flyer.
The two-day symposium is organized by MAS Medical Anthropology Switzerland, a commission of the Swiss Anthropological Association, in collaboration with Bern University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Health, Applied Research & Development in Nursing. It is organized by Julia Rehsmann and Eva Soom Ammann in the context of their research activities in the interdisciplinary SNSF project Sterbesettings/Settings of Dying. MAS symposia and colloquia are financially supported by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.