Sanjoy Bhattacharya Lectures in Shanghai

Posted on 11 June 2018

Director of CGHH Sanjoy Bhattacharya delivers two lectures at Shanghai University.

Last week, Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Professor in the History of Medicine, Department of History & Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories) delivered two lectures at Shanghai University.

This first, on 5th June, explored smallpox eradication and democratic histories for lessons for contemporary global health at an event held at the New Lehu Hotel, located within the campus of Shanghai University.

Sanjoy Lecture Shanghai University

Credit: Jiqiuyan Shi

The second, ‘Beyond Presentism: Reviewing the birth, expansion and work of World Health Organization’, took place on 6th June at the College of Liberal Arts, Eastern Campus, Shanghai University.

Professor Bhattacharya also held discussions with the College of Liberal Arts at Shanghai University about the WHO Global Health Histories project. Shanghai University will join the coalition of global academic partners supporting this initiative.

Professor Bhattacharya also supported Shanghai University's International Master's Forum by presenting a talk on cutting-edge methodologies for histories of health, engaging in detailed discussions with masters and PhD students, as well as staff from Shanghai University and other universities in the city. The goal was to create greater linkages between the Department of History's post-graduate teaching programmes and similar initiatives in Shanghai University.

You can find out more about Professor Bhattacharya’s research activities via the Department of History’s staff pages.