Volcan Imbabura
Friday 8th March 2019
Within the context of a formal academic study, there has been little scope for offering a more informal, even humorous perspective on Traditional Medicine.
AfriScoN 2018
Saturday 2nd March 2019
In the last blog ‘Concluding Thoughts’, (30 July 2018), I sought to summarise the achievements of MEDICINE project in its first two years to date, having completed two of the three main phases of the project: the development of a questionnaire about the survival of traditional Andean cosmologies
Pastaza River, Ecuador
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Part of the overall remit of the project is to take a longer term view and plan for future research that can draw upon the insights gained from the present project and build these into new research proposals.
Wasalata, Salasaka
Monday 30th July 2018
As indicated in the last blog ‘Moving Ahead to the Final Goals’ the second phase of the project, centring on the survey of contemporary indig
Un Refugee Agency, Geneva
Friday 27th July 2018
It has been a very productive two months for MEDICINE project, following the successful presentation at the MERC Congress in Edinburgh back in May (
SAA Washington
Wednesday 13th June 2018
The nature of the work with MEDICINE project produces rather irregular blogs. So, after a series of posts describing the interview stage with the three participant communities of Salasaka, Zuleta and Ugsha from November last year to February, a long hiatus has followed as the focus has changed...
Salasaka Yachak
Friday 16th February 2018
As a sub section of the part of the questionnaire dealing with perceptions and understandings of health and illness (see The Spiritual Source of Health: of God and Wak'a) respondents were quest
Ugsha, Imbabura
Friday 16th February 2018
‘Health’ and ‘illness’ are very much words the meaning of which we take for granted according to our own understanding in the modern world we live in. Therefore, a key objective in the study is to understand what indigenous Andean people mean by these terms.
Ugsha, Imbabura
Monday 12th February 2018
The impact of the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century has left a profound and enduring legacy upon the indigenous peoples of the Andes at every level of life, impacting deeply into their sense of identity and their understanding of the nature of the world they live in.