Centre for Global Health Histories - Teaching

The Centre's members are involved in providing a wide variety of post-graduate training. They offer several modules related to the history of medicine and health through through the University of York Department of History's taught M.A. programmes. Post-graduate training in the history of medicine and health is also provided through the M.A. in History by research.

The Centre for Global Health Histories is also currently involved in a new, inter-disciplinary MA in Medical History and Humanities, run jointly between the Departments of History and English.

The Centre for Global Health Histories is part of the University of York's Department of History, a constituent member of Humanities Research Centre, and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories. This allows our students and post-doctoral scholars to benefit from established connections with the scholarly networks associated to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Histories Initiative, as well as medical history and humanities programmes worldwide, including countries such as Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Singapore, France, Chile, South Africa and the USA.

The Centre's members are keen to supervise Ph.D. students and sponsor potential students for funding from UK and international agencies. This training is provided through two avenues: the primary supervisor and Thesis Advisory Panels (TAP), which are composed of three academics (including the primary supervisor). The availability of TAP-based supervision makes it possible for the Centre to provide unique, inter-disciplinary training in the history of medicine and health, as well as the medical humanities (TAP members can be drawn from all departments within the University of York).

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, the Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories (sanjoy.bhattacharya@york.ac.uk) or the Graduate Administrator (history-postgrad-office@york.ac.uk).

The members of the International Congress on Tuberculosis, 1901

(The members of the International Congress on Tuberculosis, 1901, on a weekend excursion to Maidenhead. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.)