Posted on 10 July 2019
The 128th Global Health Histories seminar, on ‘Health and Disease across Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in a Global World’, took place on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at Keio University, Japan. The recording of this event is now available on YouTube.
This seminar, which featured presentations by Professor Hiroaki Matsuura (Shoin University) and Professor Akihito Suzuki (Keio University) sought to create frameworks for discussing the global and multidisciplinary experience of social science and historical and transboundary experience of Japan. Professor Hiroaki Matsuura discussed his own experiences of different regions of the world, combining multi-disciplines of medicine, diseases, public health, technology and economics. Professor Akihito Suzuki then explored the complex political and cultural networks of Japanese psychiatric treatments about foreigners who expressed transboundary emotions in the earlier half of the twentieth century. The event was moderated by Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York).
Photo credit: Keio University
The enduring mission of the WHO Global Health Histories series is based on the idea that understanding the history of health can help the global public health community respond to present-day challenges. The seminars bring together academics, policymakers, public health professionals and members of the public from all over the world to foster useful discussions on topical global health issues, and create opportunities for historians and policy makers to connect with and learn from each other. 129 seminars have been held to date, with many of these available to watch on CGHH’s YouTube channel.
You can keep updated with upcoming Global Health Histories events via the CGHH events page.
We would like to extend a big thank-you to all those involved in the planning and hosting of this event, the speakers and audience, and the Wellcome Trust for its continued support.