Centre for Global Health Histories to be housed in the Humanities Research Centre

Posted on 19 October 2012

CGHH will continue its exciting and ambitious projects in the Humanities Research Centre

As of the end of October 2012, the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) will take up residence in a research suite in the Humanities Research Centre (HRC). The HRC is a world-class hub for interdisciplinary research in the humanities, located in a spectacular new building at the heart of the University campus. It boasts outstanding facilities for research and collaboration, including state-of-the-art working space for research students; the Treehouse, an inspirational place for collaborative activities; and the Bowland Auditorium. The HRC and facilities within will provide a new base for the CGHH to continue to promote its inter-disciplinary work on themes of broad medical, scientific, environmental and public health importance.

Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of CGHH, was keen to highlight the beneficial impacts of this new research space. He said, ‘The Centre for Global Health Histories is honoured and delighted to be welcomed into the Humanities Research Centre, which provides a world class research environment within the University of York's beautiful campus. As a constituent member of the HRC, the Centre's members will gain a lot intellectually and receive further insights into the development of inter-disciplinary collaborations. I look forward to working with Professor Judith Buchanan on the further development of the medical humanities in York.’

CGHH will become part of the existing vibrant research culture at the HRC which includes a range of seminars, workshops and international conferences. The interdisciplinary hub will provide an ideal headquarters for CGHH, which draws strength from its association with other departments within the University of York as well as its associates and partners based all over the world. The state-of-the-art Berrick Saul building will also offer a comfortable and amiable research environment for the Centre’s staff and visitors.

Further information about CGHH, including events and activities, can be found in dedicated pages throughout the website.

If you are interested in associating yourself with the Centre for Global Health Histories, please contact the Director, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (sanjoy.bhattacharya@york.ac.uk).