The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Sunday, November 11, 2012
《International Symposium》 Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Life-style
Anthropological Studies of Inclusion and Autonomy“The Anthropology of Care and Education for Life”

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  • Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Capacity: 80 people (entrance free)
  • Language: Japanese / English (Simultaneous Translation)
  • Organizer: National Museum of Ethnology
  • Co-organizer: Institute for the Study of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doshisha University
  • Collaborators: Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany)
    Yale University, Section of the History of Medicine (U.S.A.)
  • Supporters: Japanese Society for the History of Medicine
    Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
Where to call:
The Senri Foundation (Oda, Nishizawa)
1-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-0826, Japan
Tel: 06-6877-8893


10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Ken'ichi Sudo
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks to the Symposium
Nanami Suzuki (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:30 a.m. -11:20 a.m. "Patients' Motives for Using Homeopathy in Germany (1800 to 2010)"
Martin Dinges
(The Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart)
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Influence of Homeopathy on Traditional Chinese Medicine in Japan"
Osamu Hattori (Doshisha University>
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. "The Art of Medicine in an Age of Science: Reductionism, Holism, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship in the United States, 1890-1960"
John Harley Warner (Yale University)
1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. “‘Heal thyself’: Care as Self-fashioning Conducted by Alternative Medicine in Antebellum America”
Nanami Suzuki
2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Intermission
2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. “Folk Medicine of the Edo Period to Protect the Lives of Mother and Baby”
Mikako Sawayama (Okayama University)
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Discussion
Comment 1: Junko Ida (Kawasaki University of Medicine and Welfare)
Comment 2: Hironobu Shirozu (Kobe University)
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks