CGHH Autumn Lectures 2014

Posted on 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

A new term beckons and with it comes three wonderful lectures as part of the Centre for Global Health Histories’ (CGHH’s) autumn events programme. Each one will be held in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus, and each starts at 6.00pm. All are welcome, admission is free and no ticket required. The lineup is as follows:

On Wednesday 1 October, Dr Kate Hampshire (Durham University) will present a lecture titled ‘Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa’. “Adolescents across the world face a number of serious health challenges, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, injury/accidents, and substance abuse. They also often face serious barriers to the effective use of health services, leading to sometimes dangerous - health-seeking practices. This lecture will consider some of these issues in relation to Sub-Saharan Africa, which continues to have the worst regional adolescent profile globally.”

On Wednesday 15 October, Dr Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh) will be speaking on "Questioning 'Global Mental Health': The uses and non-uses of evidence". “‘No health without mental health’ has become a rallying cry for global health policies. The lecture retraces the emergence of "Global Mental Health" and asks what evidence is used to bolster campaigns, and what evidence is ignored.”

On Wednesday 26 November, Professor Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) presents ‘The Life of Breath: New Directions in Medical Humanities’. “This lecture will take as its theme the future direction of medical humanities, a field that has never has a settled identity, but which is one of a number of fields leading thinking in interdisciplinary work in the UK.  It will outline the changing face of the field and illustrate its current trajectory and ambition with reference to a new project about to commence at the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University.”  

This series would not be possible without the generous support of the Wellcome Trust.

Please do circulate the event details above to colleagues, students or friends you feel would be interested in attending. The CGHH team look welcoming you in York this Autumn!

CGHH Autumn Lectures 2014