AIDS Research: Issues for Anthropological Theory, Method, and Practice


Jun 25 - Jul 1, 1990

Organized by

Gilbert Herdt and Shirley Lindenbaum


The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado


The Time of AIDS (Gilbert Herdt and Shirley Lindenbaum, Eds.) Sage Publications, 1992.


  • Paul Abramson University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Virginia Berridge London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Ralph Bolton Pomona College, USA
  • Joseph Carrier Orange County Health Care Agency, USA
  • Paul Farmer Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Ronald Frankenberg Keele University/ Brunel University, UK
  • John Gagnon State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
  • Gilbert Herdt University of Chicago, USA
  • Richard K. Herrell University of Chicago, USA
  • Stephanie Kane Independent Scholar, USA
  • Martin P. Levine Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/ Bloomfield College, USA
  • Shirley Lindenbaum City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA
  • Richard G. Parker State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ernest Quimby Howard University, USA
  • Brooke G. Schoepf Project CONNAISSIDA/ Radcliffe College, USA
  • Sydel Silverman Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA
  • Paula A. Treichler University of Illinois, USA

ORGANIZER’S STATEMENT: This conference brought together sixteen scholars from anthropology and the social sciences who have conducted significant research on theoretical and methodological aspects of AIDS over the past few years. The primary aim of the conference was to critically examine how AIDS research has challenged theoretical approaches and concepts, and methodological approaches and assumptions, in anthropology. In all, nine anthropologists, three sociologists, two social historians, one linguist and one psychologist participated.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #111

Seated: A. Berg (WGF), S. Kane, S. Lindenbaum, L. Obbink (WGF). Middle Row: S. Silverman (WGF), R. Herrell, V. Berridge, R. Parker, P. Treichler, G. Herdt, R. Bolton, B. Schoepf, J. Gagnon, R. Frankenberg. Back Row: P. Farmer, E. Quimby, J. Carrier, P. Abramson, M. Levine.