CGHH Autumn Lectures Now Online

Posted on 8 January 2014

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

Between October and December 2013 the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) ran a series of five free public lecture series, inviting world-leading historians of medicine to present on diverse themes in York. Held in the Berrick Saul Building at the University of York’s Heslington West Campus, these well received lectures are now available to listen to online, for those who missed the live versions (apologies: no video available). CGHH will be running a number of public lectures throughout 2014, starting with Dr Nandini Gooptu on 22nd of January and Patricia Jeffery on 19th February. New events are being announced all the time, please check CGHH's events pages regularly for details.

15 October - 'Patrick Manson and Ronald Ross: malaria and the rise and fall of a scientific friendship’.

William Bynum (Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London) examined the rise and fall of Manson and Ross' scientific friendship.

30 October- 'Infant Mortality and the transformation of the sanitary system: Chile in the 1930s and in 1964–73'

Professor Claudio Llanos (Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile) explored infant mortality and the transformation of the sanitary system in Chile, considering two moments that were rich in social projects and discussions.

12 November - 'India and Global Tuberculosis Control 1910-1975'

Dr Niels Brimnes (Aarhus University, Denmark) narrated the development of tuberculosis control in India, relating it to international organisations and global development trends, and the attempts to build a modern Indian society (please note, audio for this event comes in two parts).


26 November - ‘Crocodiles, tigers and bacilli: Exoticism and bacteriology around 1900’

Professor Christoph Gradmann (University of Oslo, Norway) explored the idea that thinking about tropical flora and fauna played an interesting role in the work of the German medical bacteriologist Robert Koch (1843-1910).

3 December - ‘Connecting chronologies: Constructing anthropology and legitimising Empire in late 18th-century South Asia’

Professor Kapil Raj (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) shoeds that far from seeking to ‘other’ non-Europeans, unanimously acclaimed pioneer of orientalism William Jones’ primary aim was to look for a fundamental historical commonality amongst Europeans and certain Asiatic peoples (please note, audio for this event comes in two parts).