4th international and interdisciplinary conference on Health, Culture and the Human Body
Welcome to the 4th international and interdisciplinary conference on Health, Culture and the Human Body. For the 2016 conference, we have chosen to focus on issues around migration and health, particularly in the light of the ongoing migration of large numbers of refugees from Syria and other countries. Our conference aims to provide a platform for joint discussion and reflection of a range of topics around the health of migrant populations, and as one of the conference organizers I look forward to a stimulating discussion of ideas and research results that help us to better understand the current situation.
We are convinced that Bremen is an excellent place for such a conference – the city has a large migrant population and takes care of thousands of recent refugees, with much active support from its citizens. Research on migration has a long tradition in Bremen, and with Bremerhaven as one of Germany´s maritime gateways to the world, international perspectives are just as normal as the warm welcome we extend to our visitors.
Looking forward to seeing you in September 2016!
Hajo Zeeb, for the organizing team
(Mrs) Prof Dr. phil. Michi Knecht (Dep. of Anthropology and Cultural Research, University of Bremen, Germany)
Tilman Brand, Dr. Sc. (Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany)
Ìlhan Ìlkiliç MD, PhD (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Hakan Ertin MD, PhD (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Rainer Brömer PhD (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)