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CGHH at the ‘Sense and Nonsense’ Conference

Posted on 12 August 2019

Dr Namrata Ganneri and Mr Arnab Chakraborty will present their research at the EAHMH conference later this month

CGHH will be well-represented at the upcoming European Association for the History of Medicine and Health’s ‘Sense and Nonsense’ Conference (27-30 August 2019). Wellcome Trust funded PhD student Arnab Chakraborty has convened a panel titled ‘Rethinking healthcare in colonial and post- colonial India’. This panel, chaired by Anne Hardy will feature Arnab discussing ‘From curative to preventive medical practices: the role of medical services in colonial Madras (1880-1914)’, Dr Namrata Ganneri, a (Commonwealth-Rutherford Fellow based at CGHH), on ‘Forgotten ‘warriors’? Indian doctors in the national smallpox eradication programme’ and Manikarnika Dutta (University of Oxford) speaking on ‘The Health and Moral Welfare of European and American Seamen in Nineteenth Century British India’.

This biennial conference marks the 30th anniversary of the Association since its founding conference in Strasbourg in 1989. The title of the conference, ‘Sense and Nonsense’, recognise key themes at the heart of medical history debates and discussions. The conference will take place at the University of Birmingham, 27-30 August 2019. To find out more, visit the Sense and Nonsense conference webpage.

We are also delighted to note that Namrata was awarded the SSHM Early Career Researcher Bursary for her participation in this conference. Many congratulations to Namrata for this achievement.