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A celebration of Gilbert Lewis (1938-2020)

Friday, 20 May 2022
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 5BT

Virtual attendance is welcome using Zoom:
Meeting ID: 836 3936 8430 Passcode: GILBERT starting at 12.00

11:30-12:00: Welcome (in person only)

12:00-13:00: Gilbert Lewis’ legacy in medical anthropology, moderated by Elisabeth Hsu

12:00 Gilbert Lewis and British anthropology Roland Littlewood, University College London
12:10 What stays the same so that things can change Andrea Stöckl, Vienna
12:20 A la recherche du temps perdu: Remembering Gilbert Lewis Volker Scheid, MPI History of Science, Berlin; affiliated scholar
12:30 Where art and science meet: following Gilbert Lewis’ legacy in medical anthropology Caroline Potter, University of Oxford
12:40 Medical Anthropology and Gilbert Lewis as sources of inspiration for Medical History, and Global Health Volker Roelcke, University of Giessen


13:10-14:10: Lunch

14:10-15:30: “Gilbert Lewis: scholar and teacher”, moderated by Jerome Lewis

14:10 Françoise Barbira Freedman, Cambridge University
14:30 Life on the ground Harvey Whitehouse, University of Oxford
14:50 Elisabeth Hsu, University of Oxford
15:10 Early Medical Anthropology in the UK Murray Last, University College London


15:50-16:35: Gilbert Lewis: the Artist. Screening of Ariane Lewis’s Rauilt film and slide show of some of Gilbert’s Rauilt paintings, moderated by Nico Lewis
16:35 -17:45: Remembrance round table, moderated by Hayley MacGregor with opportunity for those attending virtually to contribute via Zoom