News from the Centre for Global Health Histories

Journal Watch

Posted on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Keeping track of coverage of CGHH articles and papers


Considering the ethical aspects of research in global health emergencies

Posted on Tuesday 28 November 2017

Sanjoy Bhattacharya joins working group examining the ethical challenges of conducting research in global health emergencies


Trust in Global Health Workshop

Posted on Monday 27 November 2017

Join us for an interdisciplinary workshop on Trust in Global Health on 1st December


High level Sri Lankan visit to the Centre for Global Health Histories and University of York

Posted on Friday 24 November 2017

A report on Her Excellency Amari Wijewardane's recent official visit to the University of York


World Health Organization Renews CGHH as an Official Collaborating Centre

Posted on Monday 20 November 2017

York's Centre for Global Health Histories will operate as an official collaborating centre for a further four years


The environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in Sri Lanka

Posted on Friday 10 November 2017

News on CGHH involvement in an upcoming meeting and workshop on antimicrobial resistance


The Importance of Defeating Antimicrobial Resistance

Posted on Friday 27 October 2017

The Island covers latest Global Health Histories seminar on AMR


Exploring novel approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance

Posted on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Suranga Dolamulla selected to attend international workshop


New Publication - Mental Health: Pasts, Current Trends and Futures

Posted on Friday 6 October 2017

'Mental Health: Pasts, Current Trends and Futures', available now, is the latest in a series of CGHH engagement publications.


Strengthening Universal Health Coverage for the fight against Anti-Microbial Resistance

Posted on Tuesday 3 October 2017

Recordings now available for the 102nd instalment of the popular Global Health Histories series


'Strengthening and Widening Health Management' Training Seminar

Posted on Thursday 14 September 2017

A report on Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya's training seminar in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


CGHH Director featured in Devex article on polio eradication

Posted on Wednesday 30 August 2017

Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of CGHH, has been featured in an online news article on polio eradication


Inspiring Communities in Global Health: Workshop Report

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017

A report on the interdisciplinary workshop held at the Wellcome Collection, London, 12 June 2017


CGHH Director's 2016 public lecture available to view on YouTube

Posted on Tuesday 4 July 2017

Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya's 2016 presentation at the Universidad de Miguel Hernandez de Elche in Spain is now available to view on YouTube


And the Winner Is… William Bynum Essay Prize 2016

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017

‘Diagnosing the Kaiser: Psychiatry, Wilhelm II and the question of German war guilt’ awarded the 2016 William Bynum Essay Prize


Politics and Health at the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia: The Case of Portuguese India, 1949–61

Posted on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Monica Saavedra's latest research article is out now in Medical History


CGHH Director wins teaching award

Posted on Wednesday 21 June 2017

Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya has won the ‘Promoting Liberation & Inclusivity’ category in York University’s 2017 Excellence Awards.


Made to measure: Data in the movement for primary health care

Posted on Thursday 15 June 2017

In the run up to the 101st Global Health Histories seminar ‘A world that counts?' Contexts of health: Information for Health, we're considering the data issues present in our work on the 'Local Bases of Global Health’ project. What was the role of data in the global movement for Primary Health Care (PHC); who was responsible for data collection; and how was data used? Dr Alexander Medcalf considers such issues below.


Vital Statistics: The problem of exploring the burden of Non-communicable Disease (NCDs) in Sri Lanka, 1950-2000

Posted on Tuesday 13 June 2017

In the run up to Global Health Histories Seminar 101: 'A world that counts?' Contexts of health: Information for Health’ we are taking a look at the health data issues present in the work of our colleagues on the ‘Local Bases of Global Health’ project. We asked Dr Margaret Jones, a research fellow at CGHH, to reflect on her work on Sri Lanka.


Inspiring communities in global health: Community Health Workers and Universal Health Coverage

Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017

We are delighted to announce details of an upcoming interdisciplinary workshop reflecting on the role of community health workers


York MA student awarded Wellcome Trust studentship

Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Lu Chen has been awarded Wellcome Trust’s prestigious Medical Humanities PhD studentship for her smallpox project


CGHH Director joins advisory panel on Science Museum’s exhibition on the Sun

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017

Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya has accepted an invitation to become a member of the advisory panel on the Science Museum’s major 5-year exhibition on the Sun


Five Lessons from the Archives of the History of Medicine in Ghana

Posted on Friday 5 May 2017

CGHH PhD student Ben Walker recounts his archival fieldwork in Ghana, with tips for researchers


How Brazil Manages Major Healthcare Challenges

Posted on Tuesday 2 May 2017

Dr João Nunes and Dr Alexander Medcalf are exploring the importance of Brazil's Community Health Workers as part of a Wellcome Trust Seed Award project


Interweaving Ideas and Patchwork programmes: Nutrition Projects in Colonial Fiji, 1945-60– New Open Access Article

Posted on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Read CGHH PhD student Sarah Hartley's recent article in Medical History


Dr Tara Alberts takes over as Book Reviews Editor on CUP's 'Medical History' journal

Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Dr Tara Alberts, Lecturer in Early Modern History at York and CGHH associate has now taken over as Book Reviews Editor on CUP’s ‘Medical History’ journal


CGHH intern at WHO HQ reports on her recent activity

Posted on Thursday 16 February 2017

Sara Birch-Ares, a former student of the University of York affiliated with the Centre for Global Health Histories, reports on her recent activity as an intern at WHO HQ in Geneva.


Rádio e Televisão de Portugal Feature Monica Saavedra’s research

Posted on Monday 13 February 2017

Monica Saavedra interviewed for for RTP’s 'Hora dos Portugueses' programme


Arnab Chakraborty, CGHH PhD student, wins $4000 Rockefeller Grant

Posted on Wednesday 8 February 2017

CGHH congratulates Arnab Chakrabarty on his Rockefeller Grant Success.


CGHH welcomes Dr. Suranga Dolamulla on his Wellcome Trust Research Award

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

Sri Lanka's Director of Tertiary Care granted prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Award


Happy New Year from CGHH!

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

The Centre for Global Health Histories looks back on a successful year, and forward to a busy 2017.


2016 William Bynum Lecture now available to watch online

Posted on Thursday 22 December 2016

The 2016 William Bynum Lecture, delivered by Dr. Chris Renwick in November, has been made available to watch online by the Royal Society of Medicine.


Celebrating Five Years of ‘Medical History’ at the University of York

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2016

The Centre for Global Health Histories looks back over five years of support from the Wellcome Trust and Cambridge University Press, as the open access journal ‘Medical History’ continues to flourish.


CGHH Director joins the 'Journal of the Social History of Medicine and Health' Editorial Board

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2016

Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya reports that he has accepted a position on the editorial board of the new 'Journal of the Social History of Medicine and Health.'


Turn of The Century: A Report on the upcoming 100th WHO Global Health Histories Seminar

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016

As the WHO Global Health Histories seminar series reaches its 100th event this December, we look back on its birth, growth and widening internationalisation.


‘Question Time: Electing the Next Director-General of the World Health Organization’ - Report

Posted on Friday 4 November 2016

York’s Centre for Global Health Histories takes part in an event to hear from the six candidates vying to become the next WHO Director-General.


CGHH PhD student Sarah Hartley invited to attend UN & FCO Careers Event

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2016

CGHH can report that PhD student Sarah Hartley recently accepted one of four lucrative invitations to the University of York to attend a special careers event hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the UN, and related UN agencies including the WHO.


Reporting on the New Perspectives on South Asian History series

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

Announcing two upcoming launch events for Dr. Niels Brimnes’ NPSAH book "Languished Hopes: Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-Century India."


Tuberculosis Control in Sri Lanka, 1948–1990 - New Open Access Article

Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2016

Read Dr Margaret Jones' latest article in Medical History


CGHH PhD Student Sarah Hartley presents at two international conferences.

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Sarah Hartley, a PhD student at the Centre for Global Health Histories, has recently presented at two international conferences in September, related to her current research.


CUP ‘Medical History’ Journal launches a new website.

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

Medical History has launched a new website. This new online home has been designed with a new look and easy to access interface.


New University of York publication "Expertise and Application: Biomedical and Health Research at York" released.

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

This new publication highlights the many different areas and disciplines within the University of York's research community, related to biomedical and health research.


CGHH Student Ben Walker to speak at two international conferences

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2016

CGHH Student Ben Walker will speak at two international conferences in September 2016.


CGHH Director featured in an article for the Telegraph India

Posted on Thursday 25 August 2016

Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories, has been featured in an article about Donald. A Henderson, a leading figure in the eradication of Smallpox.


Dr. Kath Weston: Visiting Scholar at CGHH

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

The Centre for Global Health Histories is pleased to share information about a recent visit by Public Health professional Dr. Kath Weston, and her current research.


Winner Announced - William Bynum Essay Prize 2015

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Lori Jones of the University of Ottawa takes 2015's prize for her entry ‘When Medical Texts Double as Socio-Political Commentary: Exploring Some Other Contexts and Purposes of English Plague Treatises’.


Report: World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) Health Histories Seminar

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2016

CGHH presents a report on a recent Health Histories Witness Seminar hosted by WWARN, on 23 June 2016.


Sarah Hartley, CGHH PhD student, to speak at BSHS Conference.

Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2016

Sarah Hartley, PhD student at the Centre for Global Health Histories, has been selected to present a paper at a forthcoming BSHS conference.


Reporting on the York Centre for the Americas "Situating the Americas after Global History" Study Day.

Posted on Tuesday 7 June 2016

CGHH are delighted to share information about a recent study day hosted by our University of York colleagues at the York Centre for the Americas.


New PAHO Publications on Ethics and Zika

Posted on Tuesday 7 June 2016

New publications on Ethics and Zika have been made available by PAHO (WHO).


CGHH Report on Fiocruz Events

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

CGHH is delighted to report new developments arising from the recent GHH and GHES seminars held at Fiocruz in Brazil, in conjunction with the WHO.


Monica Saavedra, CGHH Research Fellow, wins grant from Fundação Oriente

Posted on Wednesday 11 May 2016

Dr. Monica Saavedra, a Wellcome Trust-funded Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Health Histories, in the Department of History at the University of York, has been awarded a research grant from the Fundação Oriente.


WHO and CGHH to hold the Global Health Histories seminar series in the Americas in partnership with Fiocruz

Posted on Wednesday 11 May 2016

After recently hosting the 97th Global Health Histories Seminar, it has been announced that the WHO and CGHH will work with Fiocruz to host further seminars in the Americas.


WHO Zika information resources available online

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016

To help you stay informed about Zika, the Risk Communication and Community Engagement specialists at the World Health Organisation have put together information resources about the Zika virus.


Announcing upcoming GHES and GHH seminars with colleagues and WHO partners in FIOCRUZ, Brazil.

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

The Centre for Global Health Histories is delighted to announce two upcoming seminars from the GHES and GHH series to be held by colleagues and WHO partners in Fiocruz, Brazil.


An update on CGHH Research Associate Dr Susan Heydon

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2016

CGHH associate Dr Susan Heydon (School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand) has been recently featured in 'He Kitenga' for her work in global health.


Announcing the first WHO Global Health Histories Seminar with a WHO Country Office

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2016

CGHH are delighted to announce the forthcoming 96th WHO Global Health Histories Seminar, to be held in conjunction with the WHO Country Office in Sri Lanka, and in collaboration with the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL), on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in Colombo. This exciting event focuses on the Sri Lankan path to Universal Health Care and its implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. This will be the first country-based GHH seminar.


CGHH PhD Candidate involved in important UK Parliamentary Policy Report Launch

Posted on Wednesday 9 March 2016

Wellcome Trust-Funded CGHH Doctoral Candidate Ben Walker has been involved in an important UK Parliamentary Policy Report Launch: "Principal lessons learned from communities affected by the Ebola epidemic in preparedness for future health crises."


Leprosy: A Short History

Posted on Thursday 18 February 2016

The Centre for Global Health Histories’ latest title 'Leprosy: A Short History' (by Orient BlackSwan) has been released.


Sarah Hartley, CGHH PhD Student, wins $4000 Rockefeller Grant

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2016

Sarah Hartley has been recently awarded a grant worth $4000 from the Rockefeller Archive Centre.


2015 and 2016 at the Centre for Global Health Histories

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2016

The Centre for Global Health Histories looks back on a successful year, and forward to a busy 2016.


New Release in the New Perspectives on South Asian History series

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2016

‘Nursing and Empire:’ An exciting new addition to the NPSAH series is due to be released


CGHH Director joins Panel of Advisors for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2016

An update on the CGHH Director’s recent external activity.


New Wellcome Trust Research Funding Opportunities

Posted on Wednesday 6 January 2016

Details of a new research funding scheme have been released by Wellcome Trust, aimed at granting research awards to Health Professionals seeking to carry out humanities or social science research into any area of human or animal health.


2015 WHO Global Health Histories Events Now Available Online

Posted on Wednesday 9 December 2015

Catch up with the popular annual seminars featuring a wide-ranging programme focussing on important topics in global health.


Wellcome Trust Seed Award Success

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Dr João Nunes (Department of Politics) and Dr Alexander Medcalf (Department of History/Centre for Global Health Histories) have succeeded in obtaining Wellcome Trust Seed Funding for their interdisciplinary project ‘Community health workers in Brazil and the global movement for universal health coverage’.


Calls for Papers: Public Health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015

This three day conference is designed to explore the complex relationship between public health and Latin American and Caribbean societies from the colonial to the present era.


CGHH Director joins Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Expert Review Group

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015

An update on the CGHH Director's most recent external activity


Introducing Global Health Ethics Seminars

Posted on Wednesday 9 September 2015

Introducing the ‘Global Health Ethics Seminars (GHES); to be held at the WHO HQ in Geneva, selected WHO Regional and Country Offices, and broadcast live online.


2nd Luso-Brazilian Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Information on the upcoming Meeting on the History of Tropical Medicine, organized by the Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology and the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the New University of Lisbon, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) and the Centre for Global Health Histories.


Research Project Update: Primary Health Care in Sri Lanka

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2015

An update from the Centre’s Dr Margaret Jones on her research on the 'Local Bases of Global Health' project


Report - Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: a historical perspective

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

A report on the high-profile, international workshop ‘Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: a historical perspective’ held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


CGHH to Welcome New Guest Researcher

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

Dr Karine Aasgaard Jansen (Umeå University) will be joining the Department of History this autumn


Skill in the History of Medicine and Science

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

A new special issue of Medical History is out now, guest edited by Nicholas Whitfield and Thomas Schlich.


A successful year for the Department of History

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

York's Department of History can look back on a number of splendid achievements throughout 2014/15


CGHH welcomes new PhD Student

Posted on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Ben Walker will soon commence research on Smallpox control and eradication in Ghana


CGHH Associate's Research Masterclass

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

Dr Henrice Altink is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to deliver a research masterclass


Ebola and the politics of disease elimination: recording now available

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

Listen to Mark Honigsbaum's talk - ‘Getting to zero’: Ebola and the politics of disease elimination - recorded live in York on Wednesday 24 June 2015


CGHH at the Festival of Ideas

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

A splendid array of talks and events coming up as part of the 2015 York Festival of Ideas


Health for All: The Journey to Universal Health Coverage - new book from CGHH

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

‘Health for All: The Journey to Universal Health Coverage’, based on the 2014 World Health Organization Global Health Histories seminar series, has now been published


World Health Assembly Special Event: The Journey to UHC

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

Report on an afternoon of creative and productive discussions exploring the successes, challenges and future possibilities on the road to health for all.


Interrogating Categories: The Historiography of ‘International’ and ‘Global’ Health

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

Recording now available of Prof Bhattacharya's Sheffield Lecture


TB And Its Challenges: Perspectives on Resurgence, Control and Research

Posted on Friday 13 March 2015

Report on a creative and productive day exploring the many challenges presented by tuberculosis now and in the past


Globalization of medicine and public health: economic and social perspectives (1850-2000)

Posted on Wednesday 4 March 2015

An international conference featuring a truly splendid lineup in Lausanne, Switzerland


TB And Its Challenges: Perspectives on Resurgence, Control and Research

Posted on Tuesday 17 February 2015

A one day workshop on the many challenges presented by tuberculosis now and in the past


Global Health Histories Seminars: 2015’s series unveiled

Posted on Friday 13 February 2015

The popular annual seminars return for 2015 with a wide-ranging programme focussing on important topics in global health.


We have a Winner! – The 2014 William Bynum Prize essay competition

Posted on Tuesday 10 February 2015

Clare Leeming-Latham wins the 2014 William Bynum Prize for her paper ‘Unravelling the ‘tangled web’: Chemotherapy for Tuberculosis in Britain, 1940-1970’.


From the Local to the Global: Fifty Years of Historical Research on Tuberculosis

Posted on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Access a free collection of articles about tuberculosis from Medical History


Antimicrobial Resistance and 20th Century Medicine

Posted on Monday 1 December 2014

What has a drug resistant world looked like in the past?


Call for papers - Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: a historical perspective

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Abstract submission is now open - send proposals and cvs to workshoptropicaldiseases@fiocruz.br


CGHH Director Keynote at Brazilian Society of History of Science & Technology

Posted on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Professor Bhattacharya interrogates categories and transitions in the historiography of medicine


CGHH Autumn Lectures 2014

Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Come along to the Treehouse in the Berrick Saul Building this autumn to hear presenters explore and debate exciting research in the field of medical humanities


Tropical Diseases Exhibition Launch Event - Report

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

The bilingual exhibition focuses on tropical diseases, their history, impact and efforts to control them and is available to view until 30th September.


Announcing a new book series - Global Health Histories

Posted on Monday 30 June 2014

Global Health Histories (published by Cambridge University Press) launched in 2014


CGHH Tropical Diseases Exhibition Opens Soon in Lisbon

Posted on Monday 30 June 2014

Exhibition will focus on tropical diseases,their history, impact and efforts to control them


Brocher award for CGHH

Posted on Thursday 26 June 2014

CGHH's Director awarded major Brocher Foundation workshop grant


New CGHH Publication - Tropical Diseases: Lessons from History

Posted on Thursday 29 May 2014

‘Tropical Diseases: lessons from history’, based on the 2009 World Health Organization Global Health Histories seminar series of the same name, has now been published


CGHH at the 67th World Health Assembly

Posted on Thursday 29 May 2014

A report on CGHH activities at the World Health Assembly in Geneva


Global Health Histories expands to Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Posted on Thursday 8 May 2014

The popular seminar series takes place for the first time in Cairo with an event on the public health implications of mass gatherings


New Directions and Challenges in Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in South Africa

Posted on Tuesday 29 April 2014

A new special issue of Medical History, guest edited by Vanessa Noble and Julie Parle


Dr. Nitin Sinha joins New Perspectives series

Posted on Thursday 27 March 2014

Dr Nitin Sinha (University of York) joins New Perspectives in South Asian History (published by Orient BlackSwan) as a series editor


Medical History's Bynum Prize Returns for 2014

Posted on Monday 24 February 2014

Information now available on 2014's competition


CGHH PhD Student wins Rockefeller Archive Center grant

Posted on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Jo Lunt wins grant-in-aid to pursue research at the Rockefeller Archive Center


History, Humanities and Global Health: Critical perspectives, contemporary debates

Posted on Wednesday 29 January 2014

Details of an upcoming international workshop featuring a multi-faceted programme of panels on History, the Humanities and Global Health.


Global Health Histories Seminars: 2014’s Topics Unveiled

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2014

In 2014 the focus of the popular annual seminar series turns to the history of universal health coverage. And once again, people from all over the world will be able to register to listen and discuss the issues under consideration live over the internet.


CGHH Autumn Lectures Now Online

Posted on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Audio recordings of the Global Health Histories Public Lectures 2013 are now available to listen to online


Centre for Global Health Histories becomes WHO Collaborating Centre

Posted on Thursday 28 November 2013

CGHH given formal recognition by the World Health Organization.


Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America: A past perspective

Posted on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Call for papers for a two-day workshop examining some of the unique public health policies that emerged in the Caribbean and Latin America


University of Tasmania Professor Visits York

Posted on Monday 28 October 2013

CGHH pleased to be part of a group hosting Professor Michael Bennett


Global Health Histories Public Lectures 2013

Posted on Friday 27 September 2013

A series of free public lectures hosted by the Centre for Global Health Histories.


The longest and most dangerous of all chronic diseases - lecture now online

Posted on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Helen Bynum's lecture on tuberculosis now available online


Catch up on 2013’s Global Health Histories seminars online

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Catch up on 2013's seminars so far


William Bynum Prize - still time to enter!

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2013

Details of a prestigious, international essay competition for doctoral students and early career post-doctoral researchers


Tuberculosis: A Short History

Posted on Monday 10 June 2013

Details of a new exhibition and publication by the Centre for Global Health Histories


CGHH associate named New Generation Thinker

Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Dr Alice Hall named as one of ten New Generation Thinkers for 2013 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3.


CGHH now on YouTube

Posted on Thursday 9 May 2013

From May, videos from CGHH will be hosted on dedicated YouTube channel


Medical History appoints new Assistant Editor

Posted on Monday 25 March 2013

Dr Alexander Medcalf appointed Assistant Editor


How Brazil joined the quest for a yellow fever vaccine - WHO Bulletin

Posted on Friday 1 March 2013

In a recent article for the WHO Bulletin Professor Jaime Benchimol considers how Brazil joined the quest for a yellow fever vaccine


CGHH member awarded Rockefeller Foundation grant

Posted on Thursday 28 February 2013

CGHH Departmental member Dr Henrice Altink will use her recently awarded Rockefeller Foundation grant to research the control of tuberculosis in Jamaica


New Perspectives in South Asian History titles now available as ebooks

Posted on Monday 18 February 2013

Titles in the popular series now available to download as ebooks


William Bynum Prize

Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Details of a prestigious, international essay competition for doctoral students and early career post-doctoral researchers


Global Health Histories Seminars: 2013’s Topics Unveiled

Posted on Tuesday 5 February 2013

The popular Global Health Histories seminar series returns in 2013 with its mission to show how understanding the history of health can help the global public health community respond to the challenges of today


Enthusiastic reception for first WHO Europe Global Health Histories seminar

Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Report on the WHO Regional Office for Europe Global Health Histories seminar 1


Rice Fields, Mosquitoes and Shakes: Malaria Stories in Portugal

Posted on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Centre for Global Health Histories represented at History Department Research Seminar


Bhutan's Smallpox Eradication Programme

Posted on Monday 7 January 2013

Professor Bhattacharya will deliver a lecture on Bhutan's Smallpox Eradication Programme at the Royal Asiatic Society on Thursday 10th January 2013


Guidelines Review Committee Seminars - Reports

Posted on Thursday 3 January 2013

Summary of Dr. Lesley Stewart’s presentations at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on December, 13, 2012


Just published: ‘Polio Eradication was an Ideological Project’

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012

Professor William Muraskin’s opinion piece published in the British Medical Journal


Major CGHH project features in Wellcome Trust Annual Review 2012

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012

Professor Bhattacharya’s Senior Investigator Award features amongst the Wellcome Trust’s highlights for 2012


CGHH supports Guidelines Review Committee Seminars

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

The WHO, Centre for Global Health Histories and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination collaborate to deliver landmark seminars


Modernity, race and mental health care in Jamaica

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

New article by CGHH departmental member Dr Henrice Altink


WHO Global Health Seminars arrive in Copenhagen

Posted on Friday 7 December 2012

January 2013 marks a major expansion of the WHO’s Global Health Histories initiative


Rapid Health Transitions: Findings and Implications of the Global Burden of Diseases 2010 Study

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2012

A public one-day event at the Royal Society, London


Adding voices to papers: Medical History Podcasts

Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Podcasts showcasing a decade of influential papers offered by Medical History are now accessible online


Significant new research on Vesalius’ life and work published in Medical History

Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2012

A momentous history of medicine article appears in the latest issue of Medical History journal, which is housed in the Centre for Global Health Histories at York: ‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.


Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry – Lecture Now Online

Posted on Friday 9 November 2012

Dr Gayle Davis’ lecture can now be viewed in its entirety online


Wellcome Trust Graduate Development Programme Open Evening

Posted on Tuesday 6 November 2012

The Wellcome Trust is hosting an open evening on Thursday 15 November for students interested in applying for one of the 2013 Graduate Development Programmes.


Last chance to see Global Smallpox Eradication exhibition

Posted on Monday 29 October 2012

This week is your last chance to see the Global Smallpox Eradication Exhibition before it closes on 31 October


Centre for Global Health Histories now on social networking sites

Posted on Thursday 25 October 2012

You can now keep up to date with the latest news and events from CGHH on Facebook and Twitter


Centre for Global Health Histories to be housed in the Humanities Research Centre

Posted on Friday 19 October 2012

CGHH will continue its exciting and ambitious projects in the Humanities Research Centre


Professor Bhattacharya’s Research in Focus

Posted on Friday 12 October 2012

An exhibition in the Ron Cooke Hub showcases Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya’s research into previously unknown and unwritten histories of smallpox eradication, as well as the lessons these provide to contemporary and future public health policy


Centre for Global Health Histories welcomes new staff members

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2012

The Centre for Global Health Histories is pleased to welcome three new members of staff; Margaret Jones, Monica Saavedra and Alexander Medcalf.


Centre for Global Health Histories participates in major international conference

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2012

The Centre for Global Health Histories, Fiocruz/Rio De Janeiro and the World Health Organization Headquarters collaborate in putting together two history of medicine workshops within a major international conference


Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Dr Gayle Davis examines a critical period in the developing relationship between syphilis and insanity.


Yellow Fever - An Unfinished History

Posted on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Professor Jaime Benchimol charts the history of yellow fever in Brazil for the latest Global Health Histories Seminar


New Directions in the Histories of Health, Healing and Medicine in African Contexts Workshop

Posted on Tuesday 2 October 2012

In August 2012 scholars from around the world attended a workshop co-organised by the Department of Historical Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of York’s Centre for Global Health Histories and the Department of History.


History of Smallpox Eradication web resource launched

Posted on Friday 30 March 2012

A new web-based resource has been launched, which documents the complex histories of smallpox eradication.


The Proposition: interdisciplinary humanities workshop

Posted on Monday 5 March 2012

A workshop to develop polemical ideas and interdisciplinary projects in the humanities.


UoY/WHO book launch marks seminar anniversary landmark

Posted on Friday 2 March 2012

The Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York and the World Health Organisation are pleased to announce the Launch of 'Bugs, Drugs & Smoke'.


Dr Bhattacharya receives UoY's first ever Wellcome Senior Investigator Award

Posted on Monday 27 February 2012

The Wellcome Trust have announced that Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya has been awarded a prestigious Senior Investigator Award in Medical Humanities,


Future of Medical History secured

Posted on Monday 30 January 2012

Cambridge University Press and the Wellcome Trust work together to secure the future of Medical History.


WHO produces Global Health Histories video

Posted on Friday 27 January 2012

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has produced a video highlighting their collaborative work in partnership with CGHH and the Wellcome Trust.


Internship with the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House

Posted on Monday 23 January 2012

The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House has two internships available from February, lasting for a three month duration.


"Smallpox Through Time" Wins BAFTA

Posted on Monday 23 January 2012

"Smallpox Through Time", a free school resource on the history of smallpox, has won the BAFTA for Secondary Learning in November 2010. Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York, acted as academic consultant for the project.


International Social History Association newsletter

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2012

The recently published newsletter of the International Social History Association (ISHA) carries an interview with Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya.


Wellcome History article highlights University of York/WHO GHH seminars

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2012

An article in the latest issue of Wellcome History magazine (issue 48) focuses on the 2011 Global Health Histories seminar series.


Medical History added to Cambridge Journals Online

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2011

Medical History is a refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the history of medicine, health and related sciences.


The inaugural meeting of the Wellcome UK-Brazil Network for the History of Medicine

Posted on Wednesday 16 November 2011

The inaugural meeting of the Wellcome UK-Brazil Network for the History of Medicine


Latest issue of Wellcome History focuses on UoY

Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2011

The latest edition of Wellcome History magazine has a special section on the history of medicine and medical humanities research being carried out within the University of York.