Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Social sciences and humanities researchers contribute to global HIV response

9 July 2018

There is increased need for critical scholarship in the social sciences and humanities related to HIV/AIDS. The largest gathering of scientists, researchers and activists focused on social sciences and HIV in the world will meet in Amsterdam. For the first time, their annual event will be held in conjunction with the International Conference AIDS 2018, as official pre-conference.

 “Amsterdam is a global hub when it comes to AIDS social science and humanities research and we now have the great opportunity to highlight the work being done locally as part of the larger AIDS 2018 conference,” explains Dr Eileen Moyer, assistant professor of medical and urban anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and co-organizer of the pre-conference. The pre-conference (or 4th International Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV -ASSHH) will take place 20-23 July.

About AIDS 2018

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issues in the world. AIDS 2018 pre-conferences are independently organized meetings offering a wide range of population- and issue-specific programming within the field of global health and development.

Focus of the pre-conference Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV

Reflecting the increased need for engaged social science and humanities research in the global HIV response, the theme of the pre-conference will be ‘Intensifying the social in the biomedical era’. The meeting will promote dialogue about social science and humanities research within the scientific community as well as between researchers and affected communities. It will also provide a platform to support new scholars and encourage the sharing of HIV social science and humanities research in academic and non-academic settings.

Organisers of the pre-conference

The Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development is co-sponsoring and co-organizing the  4th International Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV(ASSHH), which showcases emerging research in the social sciences and humanities fields related to HIV/AIDS.

Programme and registration

The event kicks off Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at the University of Amsterdam with sessions taking place throughout the day Saturday and Monday.  The sessions on Saturday are being held at the RAI Conference Centre and Monday’s event will be back at the University of Amsterdam.

The opening reception on Friday and Monday and the July 23 sessions are open to the public and free to attend. The Saturday session requires registration through the International AIDS Society. You will also be able to buy a day pass on site for the Saturday event.

To register for the Friday and Monday sessions, click here.

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Published by  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences