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2017

Michelle Pentacost - May 2017 Oxford, United Kingdom

Life between protocols: the pragmatics of care in a nutrition intervention in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Presented at the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Kathleen McDougall  - “Oxytocin intervention: Continuous birthing care, privilege and changing South Africa from within” Paper presented as part of a panel on Reproductive Abuse at the ‘Reproductive Politics in India and Southern Africa’ workshop at the University of Cape Town, 24-26 May 2017

Kathleen McDougall  - “Private Birth and Human Rights” Paper presented as part of panel on Human Rights in Childbirth at the Cape Town Birth and Midwifery Conference, 18 March 2017

Tessa Moll - “Making race in South Africa: Curature and the production of similarities in donor matching” Paper presented at the American Ethnological Society (AES) Spring Conference 30 March - 1 April, Stanford University. Presentation was part of a panel on “Race, Reproduction and Risk”

Tessa Moll - "Eggsploited or BioAvailable?: Travelling Egg Providers in South Africa" by Dr Amrita Pande and Tessa Moll at Workshop on Reproductive Politics in India and South Africa 25 May 2017

 

2016

Rethinking Anthropology in the “negative” moment. University of Venda. Anthropology Southern Africa conference October 2016

The fourth international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) 2016: Ethnographic Imaginings: Place, Space, and Time. University of Cape Town Somatosphere First Thousand Days of life

Michelle Pentacost - September 2016                                                        Stellenbosch, South Africa

'The mother and the child: old images and contemporary imaginaries of African global health'. Conference paper for 'Imaginaries of Affliction, Healing and Medicine. Sickness and the Representation of Africa', Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies.

 

Michelle Pentacost - September 2016                                                        Barcelona, Spain

'Digestion, immunity and vitality: nutriceuticals, ready-to-use therapeutic food, and the temporary as the future.' Conference paper presented with Thomas Cousins at '4S/EASST 2016: Science and technology by other means': joint meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology.

 

Michelle Pentacost - July 2016                                                                    Durham, United Kingdom

'The First Thousand Days: Global health and local futures in Khayelitsha, South Africa.' Conference paper presented at 'ASA16: Footprints and futures: the time of anthropology'; annual meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Durham University.

 

Michelle Pentacost - July 2016                                                                    Durham, United Kingdom

'Digestion, immunity and vitality: nutriceuticals, ready-to-use therapeutic food, and the temporary as the future.' Conference paper presented with Thomas Cousins at ASA16: Footprints and futures: the time of anthropology'; annual meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Durham University.

 

Michelle Pentacost - June 2016                                                                   Oxford, United Kingdom

 

'Global health and the (re)turn to the maternal: governance of the everyday in Khayelitsha, South Africa'. Conference paper presented at 'Revisiting the Margins: Towards a Praxis for Critical Global Health', Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

 

Michelle Pentacost - February 2016                                                                       Oxford, United Kingdom

'Obesity: thinking outside the [responsibility] box.' Invited lecture for the Osler Health Equity Lecture series, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

Kathleen McDougall - “Observing Private Birth” Paper presented at the meeting of Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines, November 2016, Cape Town

 

2015

Fiona Ross Opening address, ‘Formations of Care and the first 1000 days’.  Workshop on Families of Care: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg March 2015

‘M(other)ing: A panel on historical and contemporary interventions in mothering’.  Anthropology Southern Africa conference at North West University in August 2015.

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Cape Town 2015

SASREG National Conference 2015 "New Debates in Endoscopy and Infertility"

Fiona Ross Keynote address at UCT’s Annual Obstetrics and Gynaecological Research Day in December 2015.

Michelle Pentacost - November 2015                                                         Cape Town, South Africa

'The Political Ecology of Perinatal Nutrition in Khayelitsha, South Africa'. Poster presented at DOHaD 2015: 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 8-11 November 2015.

 

Michelle Pentacost - November 2015                                                         Oxford, United Kingdom

'Ecologies of Abandonment: Epigenetic and Microbial Imaginaries in post-Apartheid Cape Town.' Co-presented with Thomas Cousins at the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford.

 

Michelle Pentacost - October 2015                                                             Grasmere, United Kingdom

'Perinatal Nutrition and Obesity: A South African perspective.' Conference paper presented at the Rank Prize Funds: Mini Symposium on Nutrition and Obesity.

 

Michelle Pentacost - September 2015                                                        Potchefstroom, South Africa

 

The First Thousand Days, in a World Otherwise: Politics and Potentiality in Khayelitsha, South Africa.' Paper presented at Anthropology Southern Africa Conference, University of Potchefstroom.

 

Michelle Pentacost - April 2015                                                                  Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

'Ecologies of Abandonment': co-presented with Thomas Cousins at a conference on ‘Disturbing the “normalised quiet of unseen power”: alternative ways of representing violence’, University of Stellenbosch.

 

2014

Medical Humanities in Africa conference, First 1000 Days of Life panel. Cape Town, August 2014.

Anthropology Southern Africa, Conference Rhodes University, September 2014.

Michelle Pentacost - August 2014                                                               Cape Town, South Africa

 

'The First Thousand Days: Global Health and the Politics of Potential': Conference Paper for  'Medical Humanities in Africa 2014', University of Cape Town.

Kathleen McDougall - “At Conception My Death Came Into Me: Preliminary Thoughts on Birthanddeath in Cape Town” Paper presented at the Social Anthropology Seminar, University of Cape Town, 14 October 2014

 

2013

‘Life, Form, Substance: A panel interrogating forms and conditions of “life”.  Anthropology Southern Africa conference at WITS in August 2015.