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SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016: African Medicine Matters

September 6, 2016

£30 – £50

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016

African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

Alison Richard Building, Cambridge. 6 September 2016

To Register for the Conference you can use our On-line Registration Form : Click HERE
Alternatively You can download a Word Document to Print and post : Click HERE


9: 00    Registration

9:15    Welcome

9:20    Keynote Address


Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.


10:15   Panel 1

Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association

Medical Practices in World War I Africa


Dr Tony Jewell

Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932


11:15     Coffee Break


11:30   Panel 2

Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University

Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty


Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice


12:30   Film

Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.

1.00     Lunch

1.50    SCOLMA AGM

2.15    Panel 3

Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York

Christianity in the Age of Technocracy: Mission, Development and International Health in Ghana, 1919-1983


Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew

Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds

Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness


3.45     Tea Break

4.00     Panel 4

Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA

The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa

Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute

Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria

Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow

Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping.  Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.


5:30     Conclusion


Gathering for drinks at local pub


SCOLMA thanks the following for support for the conference: Adam Matthew, Taylor and Francis, Alison Richard Building

 This programme is subject to change.

To book a place please contact Lucy McCann – lucy.mccann@bodleian.ox.ac.uk .



September 6, 2016
£30 – £50
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Alison Richard Building
7 West Road
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