The wiki I set up a year ago to cover the basics of medical anthropology has been significantly expanded by the graduate students working in my Theory and Methods in Medical Anthropology class. With 40 new entries, the site now has 69 total entries. It covers basic terms and concepts, as well as new types of entries on methods, figures, and health issues.
While I feel the site in many ways is still beginning, and there is much work to be done, I also think the wiki is now a great resource for people to learn about medical anthropology. And it will be even better a year from now, when it will have at least doubled in size.
Each type of entry is distinct, and provides different information and resources for people. I’m particularly proud of the methods entries, which aim to be an online workshop, guide, and bibliography all wrapped up in one. Only ten entries right now, but look for that to grow during the fall semester.
Besides being a wiki oriented towards medical anthropology, with examples and references that draw on this burgeoning field, the med anth wiki emphasizes providing social media content and links. Hopefully, this will make the wiki a resource for individuals who learn in multiple manners, and also for teachers looking for multi-media content.
I’m always looking to improve this wiki, so if you have any ideas or suggestions, please email me at dlende at usf dot edu or send me a tweet @Daniel_Lende
In the meantime, please enjoy the Medical Anthropology Wiki. And thanks to all my graduate students this semester who worked so hard to make this site so much more than it was even just a few months ago!