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CGHH Director's Events in Singapore

Posted on 13 February 2018

Sanjoy Bhattacharya will deliver public lectures and participate in a roundtable at Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore

At the end February, CGHH’s Director Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya will represent the University of York at two events at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a further talk at the Center for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE). The first event, a public lecture on 27th February, will re-visit the worldwide eradication of smallpox, exploring the idea of ethically prepared histories as roadmaps for global health. Here he will present a different picture of the step-by-step process that led to eradication. The second event, on 28th February, will take the form of a roundtable with Professor Bhattacharya, tackling the provocative subject ‘Are Medical History and Humanities Useful?’. This event will also features as panellists Ivy Yeh, Michael Stanley-Baker, Park Hyung Wook and Fang Xiaoping of Nanyang Technological University. At the third event at CARE on the 1st March event Sanjoy will present a public lecture titled "Repositioning the World's Health: Empires, Demoncracy and the Making of the World Health Organization".

You can find out more about the first two events via the posters below, and the third via the CNM-CARE blog.

‌ Sanjoy Singapore Public Lecture

 Sanjoy Bhattacharya Roundtable event Medical Humanities Singapore

Find out more about Professor Bhattacharya’s smallpox research at

Sanjoy Bhattacharya is Professor in the History of Medicine, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories at the Department of History, University of York