2020 Conference of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Medical Anthropology Committee in collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dates: 3-4 September 2020
Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London.


Deadline 12 May 2020

The Mobilising Methods in Medical Anthropology conference will be held 3 to 4 September 2020 at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters and an abstract of 250 words. On submission the proposal, the proposing author (but not any co-authors listed) will receive automated email confirming receipt. If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login on the left on the conference website) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means confirmation got spammed or lost; and if it is not, it means you need re-submit, as process went wrong somewhere.

Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the Call for papers. Convenors will then be asked to make their decisions over the papers proposed to their workshop by 24 May 2020 and to communicate those to the proposers, marking them up within the login environment (Cocoa). Papers which are neither accepted nor rejected, but marked for 'transfer', will then be considered by the Conference Committee to see where else they might fit in the conference programme. There is no guarantee that such papers can be re-housed.

Now browse the full list of panels and propose a paper >>

Other useful information for after you've proposed your paper
Paper authors can use the login link in the menu on the left to edit their proposals. Co-authors cannot be added/removed nor can papers be withdrawn through this environment - please email info@therai.org.uk to do this.
Pre-circulation of papers
RAI has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on loads of email traffic, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within Cocoa, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public workshop page on this site. It is your choice whether you instruct your presenters to make use of this.
Timing of presentations
Convenors are reasonably free to run their sessions as they like, but the norm is to allot each presenter a maximum of 20 minutes (for presentation and questions/discussion). The key is to respect the fact that many presenters have travelled a long way in order to be able to contribute and clearly need time to set out their argument.We are unable to represent specific intra-workshop timings in our programme. Delegates reading the conference book will have to work on the assumption that papers will be evenly distributed through the workshop. Clearly you may wish to amalgamate discussion time, but where possible please try to stick to this even distribution.
Communication between authors/convenors
Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the workshop pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email info@therai.org.uk to obtain relevant email addresses.Any queries with the above please email info@therai.org.uk.
If you have submitted a panel you can login here to check the details.


Call for Panels opens 18 December 2019 and closes 17 February 2020

Call for Papers opens 24 February 2020 and closes 12 May 2020

Registration opens 21 June 2020


Conference Fee:

Non-Fellows - £125.00
RAI Members - £110.00
RAI Fellows - £75.00
Concessions - £65.00
RAI Student Fellows - £45.00