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Dominique P. Béhague, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society Vanderbilt University, Senior Lecturer King’s College London

“Notes on the political and moral life of psychiatric epistemes in Southern Brazil: from the clinic to the longue durée”

Gil Eyal, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Columbia University

"What are likely to be the looping effects of 'personalized' (or 'precision') medicine?"

Jeremy Greene, Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

“The Analog Patient: Towards a Media History of Medicine”

Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University      

“Biomedical Imaginaries: Translational Medicine in Comparative Perspective”

Sharon Kaufman, Professor Emerita and Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.  

“Ordinary Medicine: Evidence, Experiments and the Tyranny of Standards”

Junko Kitananka, Professor Department of Human Sciences, Keio University, Tokyo.

“Psychiatric Screening for Secrets: A New Care of the Self in Japan”         

Shigahisa  Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University

Digital history and the depths of the forgotten past                

Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Anthropology and Global Health, École de Santé publique de l'Université de Montréal, Graduate Institute Geneva; Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris)

Of what is global health the symptom: authorization, value, and anticipation after Ebola

Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College, University of London

From Social Studies of Medicine to Social Science in Medicine?  Researching the neurosocial city

Keith Wailoo, Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs, Dept. of History and Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University

Learning from Pain: Social Analysis and the Gatekeepers of Relief 

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