CGHH PhD Student update – Ben Walker

Posted on 17 January 2018

A report on recent and upcoming conference activity

In January 2018, CGHH third-year PhD student Ben Walker will be presenting some of his research findings thus far.

The first presentation on 'International Health, Socialist Secularisation and Medical Missions in Ghana, 1957-1966' was given at the Socialist International Health workshop at the University of Exeter supported by the Wellcome Trust. This was part of a panel on Aid and Internationalism in a two-day workshop held between 12th-13th January.

On 23rd January Ben will be speaking on 'Re-Framing Post-colonial International Health: West German and Dutch Medical Mission in Decolonising Ghana, 1957-1983' as part of a two-paper seminar on 'Mission in Ghana' at the Institute of Historical Research as part of the seminar series 'Christian Missions in Global History'. The seminar will be held in the Past and Present Room N202, 2nd Floor, IHR, North Block, Senate House.

Ben has also blogged about his experiences researching in Ghana, which you can read here. An overview of his project is available on CGHH’s website.