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Events 2013

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Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar

Monday 2 December 2013

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar: 'London in the Independence-era Imaginary: Postwar, Cold War and Transnational Visitors'

Crocodiles, Tigers and Bacilli: Exoticism and Bacteriology around 1900

Tuesday 26 November 2013

An evening lecture with Prof. Christoph Gradmann

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar: 'Living in the Motor Age: The Politics of Traffic in 1960s Britain'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 21 November 2013

‘Dreams, Visions and Political Competition in the Monasteries of Medieval Central Italy’, Antonio Sennis (University College London)

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 14 November 2013

‘Walking with James Bryce (1838-1922): Pedestrianism and Mountaineering in the Career of a Public Intellectual', Paul Readman (King’s College London)

India and Global Tuberculosis Control 1910-1975

Tuesday 12 November 2013

An evening lecture with Dr Niels Brimnes

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 7 November 2013

'Medieval Religious Belief and Unbelief', Professor John Arnold, Birkbeck College, London

Global Health Communication

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the World Health Organization and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Storytelling in Court and Cloister

Saturday 2 November 2013

A one-day conference hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies

Infant Mortality and the Transformation of the Sanitary System: Chile in the 1930s and in 1964–73

Wednesday 30 October 2013

An evening lecture with Professor Claudio Llanos

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 24 October 2013

‘“Working the Public Up for Science”: Thomas Henry Huxley and the Problems of Popularization’, Gowan Dawson (University of Leicester)

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 17 October 2013

'A Warrant for Pain: Market Liberalism c1970-2012', Professor Avner Offer, All Souls College, Oxford

Patrick Manson and Ronald Ross: malaria and the rise and fall of a scientific friendship

Tuesday 15 October 2013

An evening Lecture with Professor William Bynum & celebration of the William Bynum Prize (co-ordinated by Medical History)

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 10 October 2013

'Global Spread of Investigative Epidemology: The US Center for Disease Control and the 1958 East Pakistan Smallpox Epidemic', Paul Greenough (University of Iowa)

Agents of Reason

Sunday 6 October 2013

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents Agents of Reason. The demand for fair political representation - from the French Revolution to the Treason Trials of 1794.

Medical Tourism

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Part of the World Health Organization Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the University of York's Department of History and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum

Monday 24 June 2013

Anti-Happenings/Anti-Politics: Experimental Art in Late Socialist Central Europe

Health Law - 'Health Rights as Legal Rights'

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the World Health Organization and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Federalism and Constitution-Making in the Post-Revolutionary Americas

Thursday 6 June 2013

The York Centre for the Americas Symposium, 6th June

A legacy of Everest: Khunde Hospital and primary health care in Nepal

Monday 3 June 2013

In this evening lecture, Dr Heydon uses Khunde Hospital as a case-study to examine the introduction and spread of ‘modern medicine’.

Conversations and Creeds: Digital Communication and Health

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the World Health Organisation and the Wellcome Trust

Aylmer Lecture 2013

Thursday 9 May 2013

Professor Lyndal Roper speaks on 'Love, Anger and Envy: Emotions and the Early Reformation'

Berthoud Lecture in Modern Literature

Thursday 2 May 2013

Professor Roy Foster, University of Oxford, to give the Berthoud Lecture in Modern Literature

NGOs in the global health landscape

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the World Health Organisation and supported by the Wellcome Trust

Embroidered Encounters: Travel, Religion, and the Household at Hardwick Hall

Monday 25 March 2013

Cultural Encounters Lecture Series:'Embroidered Encounters: Travel, Religion, and the Household at Hardwick Hall', Dr Helen Smith, Department of English and Related Literature

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the World Health Organisation and the Wellcome Trust

Encountering Islam: The Qu’ran in the European Enlightenment

Monday 11 March 2013

Cultural Encounters Lecture Series: 'Encountering Islam: The Qu’ran in the European Enlightenment', Dr Ziad Elmarsafy, Department of English and Related Literature

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 7 March 2013

Tomoko Kitigawa(Joseph Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge), 'The Ethics of the Lady Samurai in Warring States Japan’

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 28 February 2013

Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London), ‘'The Best and Fullest Use of Human Power': Seebohm Rowntree, Scientific Management, and the interwar Cocoa Works at York’

Improbable Lives: A One-eyed Soldier, a Dervish, and other Converts in Early Modern Rome

Monday 25 February 2013

Cultural Encounters Lecture Series: 'Improbable Lives: A One-eyed Soldier, a Dervish, and other Converts in Early Modern Rome', Dr Peter Mazur, Department of History

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 21 February 2013

Darren Wagner (University of York), ‘A Delicate Issue: Sensibility and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Medicine and Literature'

Is There A Human Right to Health?

Tuesday 19 February 2013

A Yorkshire Philosophical Society evening lecture presented in collaboration with the Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York, and with support from the Wellcome Trust.

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 14 February 2013

Rob Dale (Kings College London), "'A great Augean stable washed clean' – Bolshevik Power, Public Opinion and the Aftermath of the September 1924 Leningrad Flood"

Leadership in Global Health Governance

Thursday 14 February 2013

Part of the World Health Organization Global Health Histories Seminar series. Presented in association with the University of York's Department of History and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Sinan: A Muslim converts in Elizabethan England

Monday 11 February 2013

Cultural Encounters Lecture Series:'Sinan: A Muslim converts in Elizabethan England', Dr Matthew Dimmock, Sussex University

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 7 February 2013

Paul Williams (University of Exeter), ‘Art Spiegelman, J. B. Rund, and 'Adult Comics' in the 1970s’

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 31 January 2013

Lisa Peschel (University of York), ‘Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Czechslovakia: their Testimony on the Cultural Life of the Terezin Ghetto’

From Under the Ground to on the Air

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Dr Carenza Lewis (University of Cambridge) 'From Under the Ground to on the Air'

Travellers' Tales

Monday 28 January 2013

Cultural Encounters Lecture Series: 'Travellers' Tales' Dr Abigail Shinn, Department of English and Related Literature,

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 24 January 2013

Jon Wilson (Kings College London),‘Rethinking the Conquest of India’

Webinar: Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism, 1898-1909

Wednesday 23 January 2013

York Centre for the Americas Webinar featuring Dr. Michael Patrick Cullinane

Outbreak of Plague in the Twentieth Century: Historical and Medico-political Perspectives

Tuesday 22 January 2013

An evening lecture focusing on plague outbreaks in twentieth century India

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 17 January 2013

Monica Saveedra (University of York), 'Rice Fields, Mosquitoes and Shakes: Malaria Stories in Portugal’

Antimicrobial Resistance: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Friday 11 January 2013

WHO Regional Office for Europe Global Health Histories Seminar 1