Global Health Histories, Humanities and the Profitabilities of Culturing Transparency and Empowerment

Posted on 17 June 2019

Sanjoy Bhattacharya to give keynote lecture at (Post)colonial Health: Global Perspectives on the Medical Humanities conference

This week, on Thursday 20th June, Director of CGHH Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya will give a keynote lecture at the (Post)colonial Health: Global Perspectives on the Medical Humanities conference held at the University of Leeds. Sanjoy’s lecture, ‘Global Health Histories, Humanities and the Profitabilities of Culturing Transparency and Empowerment’, asks how does a historian or humanities scholar independent of the WHO work to make a difference in international and health governance?

The conference, funded by a Wellcome Trust Seed Award, seeks to ‘think critically about the complex and multiple relationships between colonialism, its aftermath, and human health, and to extend dialogues between postcolonial studies and the medical humanities (and related biocultural fields)’. Further information and the programme can be accessed via the conference webpage.

Sanjoy Bhattacharya is Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of York, Director of the History Department’s Centre for Global Health Histories, a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, and the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories (based at the University of York). To find out more about his research please visit the Department of History staff pages.