CGHH Student Ben Walker to speak at two international conferences

Posted on 1 September 2016

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

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Ben Walker is a Wellcome Trust PhD student attached to the Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York, currently in his second year of study. CGHH is delighted to report that he will speak at two international conferences in September 2016: the African Studies Association United Kingdom (ASAUK) Conference 2016 and the SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016: ‘African Medicine Matters.’

SCOLMA will host their conference ‘African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare’ in Cambridge, 6  September 2016. This is a one-day conference featuring a broad selection of panel speaking events. Ben will talk about Christianity in the Age of Technocracy. You can find a full list of speakers and register for this conference here.

The ASAUK is a scholarly organization with a membership that includes academics, journalists and broadcasters, civil servants and many others with an interest in Africa. Their conference, 7–9 September 2016, will be hosted at the University of Cambridge, and features a broad selection of events and speakers. Ben will speak as part of a panel on “Faith Based Organisations and Approaches to Healing: Historical and Contemporary Impulses” about work relevant to his doctoral research project. This talk will focus on International Health, Medical Mission and Christian Faith in Post-Colonial Ghana. You can find out more about the conference’s events here.

CGHH hopes that Ben enjoys these conferences- check the website regularly for a post-conference report. You can find out more about Ben and CGHH’s other doctoral students on our website