History, Humanities and Global Health: Critical perspectives, contemporary debates

Posted on 29 January 2014

Details of an upcoming international workshop featuring a multi-faceted programme of panels on History, the Humanities and Global Health.

Details are now available of an international workshop on History, Humanities and Global Health, co-organised by the Centre for Global Health Histories (University of York), The Graduate Institute in Geneva, Lausanne University, the World Health Organization Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing, and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, UK. The workshop will be held in Geneva on 12 and 13th March 2014, and features a multi-faceted programme of talks and presentations. Day One will be held at the World Health Organization Library Meeting Room, and begins with Global Health Histories seminar 76 —‘Sri Lanka and its model of universal healthcare’. Day Two will be held at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. The programme features panels on ‘The Origins of the World Health Organization and the evolution of international health’, ’ History and the Humanities, and critical perspectives on health’, Critical medical humanities, and understanding and communicating health’ and presentations on the WHO Global Health Histories project and by Wellcome Trust and WHO officials. The workshop aims to put the discipline of history in the centre-stage, highlighting its uses and the insights it can provide to policy creation and management.

Further details including a detailed programme are available on the Joint Events section of CGHH's website.