conferences, blogs and networks

Mailing lists and networks

The Medical Sociology Group jisc mail list is an invaluable source of news on conferences, seminars, scholarships and jobs. Subscribe here:

The London Medical Sociology Group hold informal meetings at Kings College, and advertise these through the medsoc mailing list (above). Also the British Sociological Association and its subgroups (including Medical Sociology) often advertises calls for papers, workshops and reading groups through this mailing list.

The Medical Anthropology network is part of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA); which is a larger network that has a conference every two years, and lots of smaller sub-networks. The Medical Anthropology network has a mailing list found here:

Students may also be interested in MAYS – Medical Anthropology Young Scholars, which holds a postgraduate conference alongside the main EASA conference and can be a supportive forum.


Somatosphere is an excellent, wide ranging blog which describes itself as ‘a collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics’

The BSA Medical sociology group blog ‘Cost of Living‘ has a lively mix of comment and features, updated weekly, and described by the editors as a site for ‘all people interested in the politics, economics and sociology of health and health care‘:

Discover Society is a new website with interesting, open access articles surrounding social research, commentary and policy analysis: