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Events 2014

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Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion 3rd Meeting

Monday 15 December 2014

Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion, an initiative driven by urban and architectural historians, 3rd meeting

Antimicrobial Resistance and 20th Century Medicine

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Antimicrobial resistance is a complex challenge and a major global problem. This seminar will investigate historical situations in which current challenges relating to antibiotic resistance were shaped.

Black America and the Overthrow of the European Colonial Order. The Tragic Voice of Richard Wright

Tuesday 2 December 2014

'Black America and the Overthrow of the European Colonial Order. The Tragic Voice of Richard Wright', Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary University London)

Departmental Research Seminar 1/12/14

Monday 1 December 2014

‘Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture', Ran Zwigenberg, Penn State University

The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities

Wednesday 26 November 2014

The third of CGHH's autumn lectures, focussing on breathing and breathlessness

Departmental Research Seminar 26/11/14

Wednesday 26 November 2014

''A Moral Crusade or Nothing?’ The Labour Party and Overseas Aid and Development', Charlotte Riley, University of York

Zionism and the Labour Party Seminar

Tuesday 25 November 2014

'Zionism and the Labour Party', David Feldman (Birkbeck), part of the HaPaY seminar series

Playing with the Past Open Afternoon, 22 November 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014

Playing with the Past Open Afternoon, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

Departmental Research Seminar 19/11/14

Wednesday 19 November 2014

‘Cultural Radicalism at British Universities of the Long 1960s, c.1968-c.1974’, David Fowler, Universities of Cambridge and York

Commemoration and Public History Seminar

Wednesday 19 November 2014

'Commemoration and Public History' seminar, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

Civil registration: The anchor for Universal Health Care? - GHH Seminar 84

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Civil registration: The anchor for Universal Health Care?

Place and Past: Landscape/Heritage Synergies Seminar

Tuesday 18 November 2014

'Place and Past: Landscape/Heritage Synergies' YOHRS seminar, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

York: Living with Heritage Project Seminar

Tuesday 18 November 2014

'York: Living with Heritage Project' seminar, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

Community Heritage and the Homeless Seminar

Monday 17 November 2014

'Community Heritage and the Homeless' seminar, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

Exploring the Past Exhibition, 17-21 November 2014

Monday 17 November 2014

Exploring the Past Exhibition, part of Being Human, an inaugural national festival of humanities research

Departmental Research Seminar 12/11/14

Wednesday 12 November 2014

‘Thinking with Rome: place, space and emotion in the making of the first world religion’, Simon Ditchfield, University of York

Departmental Research Seminar 5/11/14

Wednesday 5 November 2014

'Diplomacy as Performative Act', Naoko Shimazu, Birkbeck, London

Departmental Research Seminar 29/10/14

Wednesday 29 October 2014

'The Ghost of Reformers Past: Memory in the English Reformation'. Susan Royal, University of York

Departmental Research Seminar 22/10/14

Wednesday 22 October 2014

'The Collapse of Time and the Martyrdom of Diego Ortiz'. Andrew Redden, University of Liverpool

The UK, NHS and Universal Health Coverage - GHH Seminar 82

Wednesday 22 October 2014

As we approach the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals with universal health coverage firmly on the agenda, what can we learn from the historical experience of one of the forerunners, the British NHS

"Questioning 'Global Mental Health': The uses and non-uses of evidence"

Wednesday 15 October 2014

The second in CGHH's Autumn lecture series, focusing on global mental health

Departmental Research Seminar 15/10/14

Wednesday 15 October 2014

‘"I wrote to you from the sea": Reading the Atlantic in the 'travelling narratives' of seventeenth-century missionaries to New France’, Robin MacDonald, University of York

Departmental Research Seminar 8/10/14

Wednesday 8 October 2014

‘A Monarchical Monarchy: Thoughts on the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I’. John Bossy, University of York

Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa

Wednesday 1 October 2014

CGHH's first Autumn public lecture, focussing on health and medicine use in Africa

Global Public Health, Social Media and Research: Opportunities and Ethical Challenges

Thursday 18 September 2014

The 81st Global Health Histories seminar, this month focussing on global health ethics.

Stories from the History of Health and Science: a sinuous tale composed against a backdrop of football and samba

Friday 18 July 2014

Stories from the History of Health and Science: a sinuous tale composed against a backdrop of football and samba

South Africa: Primary Health Care as a harbinger of democracy - GHH Seminar 80

Wednesday 25 June 2014

South Africa: Primary Health Care as a harbinger of democracy - GHH Seminar 80

The Nature of Religion, Science and Health

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Has the relationship between religion and science always been one marked by conflict?

The Global Eradication of Smallpox

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Professor Manela considers what accounts for the success of Smallpox eradication among the many failures and disappointments of international development efforts during the postwar decades

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 12 June 2014

'The Invention of Science, 1492-1610', Professor David Wootton, University of York

Anatomising the Genome: Chromosomes and the Search for Disease

Thursday 29 May 2014

A public lecture on the role of genetic testing during the 1980s

Nepal: Primary Health Care, Universal Health Care and Foreign Aid - GHH Seminar 79

Wednesday 21 May 2014

79th GHH Seminar, on Primary Health Care, Universal Health Care and Foreign Aid in Nepal

‘Forced Pregnancy’, Access to Reproductive Rights and its Bio-Political Modalities

Tuesday 13 May 2014

A public lecture with Dr Nayanika Mookherjee

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 8 May 2014

'South African Communists: Their History and Impact', Professor Tom Lodge, University of Limerick

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 24 April 2014

'How Nationalism Spreads', Professor John Breuilly, Department of Government, London School of Economics

Mexico: Uneven Development and Primary Health Care - GHH Seminar 77

Wednesday 23 April 2014

77th GHH seminar on Primary Health Care in Mexico

Diverse Evil Persons

Wednesday 12 March 2014

'Diverse Evil Persons: dialogues with the past through biographies and the textures of space'

Sri Lanka – An example of model healthcare - Global Health Histories Seminar 76

Wednesday 12 March 2014

76th GHH seminar discussing Sri Lanka as an example of model healthcare

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar: 'Ken Loach and the Save the Children Film: Humanitarianism, Paternalism and Imperialism in 20th Century Britain'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 6 March 2014

‘The 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany: A non-event?’, Kay Schiller (Durham University)

'Sharing Collections in the 21st Century

Wednesday 5 March 2014

'Sharing collections in the 21st Century: What can museums do to offer access to their collections beyond the museum site?'

Pasteurian Medicine as Imperial Heroism

Wednesday 5 March 2014

The third in CGHH's 2014 public lectures series

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 27 February 2014

'Remembering Charlemagne in 2014', Professor Dame Jinty Nelson, King's College, London

Living in the Past

Wednesday 26 February 2014

'Living in the Past: Re-enactment in Heritage Interpretation'

The Origins of Primary Health Care – Global Health Histories Seminar 75

Wednesday 26 February 2014

First GHH seminar of the year, exploring the origins of Primary Health Care

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar: 'If opposition is an art, is Ed Miliband an artist?'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 20 February 2014

‘Investigating St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster’, John Cooper and James Jago (University of York)

Underserved and Overdosed? Muslims and the Pulse Polio Initiative in rural north India

Wednesday 19 February 2014

An evening lecture with Professor Patricia Jeffery

Lavish Dramas, Thoughtful Documentaries

Wednesday 19 February 2014

'Lavish Dramas, Thoughtful Documentaries and Idiots Smeared In Poo'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 13 February 2014

‘The Reconstruction of History: Fujiwara no Nakamaro and the Writing of Clan Records in 8th Century Japan’, Mikael Bauer (University of Leeds)

The Eighth Century Northern Renaissance

Tuesday 11 February 2014

'The Eighth Century Northern Renaissance: Cultural Triumphs in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria'

CANCELLED - Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 6 February 2014

‘Labour Politics and Africanisation at a Tanzanian Scientific Research Institute, 1949-1966', Branwyn Poleykett (University of Cambridge)

The Digital Past

Wednesday 5 February 2014

'The Digital Past: Accessing Old Knowledge or Creating New Understanding?'

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar: 'De-industrialization but not decline? Britain since the 1950s'

Commemorating the First World War

Wednesday 29 January 2014

'Commemorating the First World War'

Departmental Research Seminar

Thursday 23 January 2014

John Bossy (University of York), 'A Monarchical Monarchy: Thoughts on the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I'

New Spirituality, Politics of Self-Empowerment, Democracy and Citizenship in India

Wednesday 22 January 2014

An evening lecture with Dr. Nandini Gooptu

Making Alternative Histories in York

Wednesday 22 January 2014

'Making Alternative Histories in York - from Outside and Below'

History Anniversary Lecture

Thursday 16 January 2014

'The First Sexual Revolution', Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Exeter College, Oxford

A Gateway to History

Wednesday 15 January 2014

'A Gateway to History? A new York City Archive for the 21st Century'

Public History, Private Past

Wednesday 8 January 2014

'Public History, Private Past: Discovering the History of York during the First World War'