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News 2018

Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana, 1957-2057

Posted on Monday 21 January 2019

A workshop marks the beginning of a 6-month collaborative project with the University of Ghana on small-scale gold mining

Galamsey in Ghana

Posted on Monday 17 December 2018

Henrice Altink has been awarded a grant for a multidisciplinary project on gold mining in Ghana.

Blood and Radical Politics

Posted on Friday 30 November 2018

A Department of History academic was one of the organisers of a workshop on the links between blood and radical politics held at the queer cooperative club Wharf Chamber in Leeds on Tuesday 27 November.

Sanjoy Bhattacharya reappointed to Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Panel of Advisors

Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Sanjoy Bhattacharya will continue as an academic advisor for a further three years.

CGHH at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care – an update from Dr Namrata Ganneri

Posted on Friday 9 November 2018

A report on Namrata Ganneri's recent visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan

World Polio Day Celebrates History in the Making

Posted on Wednesday 24 October 2018

24 October, World Polio Day, celebrates progress against the disease

Constructions and representations of the popular voice (c.1500 to the present day)

Posted on Wednesday 17 October 2018

York history professor has played a key role in organising a conference that explores the 'voice of the people' through the centuries.

Research associate vacancy

Posted on Thursday 27 September 2018

The Department of History is seeking a research associate to work with Professor Henrice Altink, Dr Sabine Clarke and Dr Helen Cowie on a NERC/AHRC-funded project on the Colombian paramos

Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Department of History has placed 7th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

New book on Caribbean development by York historian

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

Dr Sabine Clarke, senior lecturer in modern history, has published the first account of Britain's plans for industrial development in its Caribbean colonies.

Linking California and Imperial Britain

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

York historian will examine the complex relationship between the British Empire and the American Pacific Coast.

Masters Programme Awards Success

Posted on Tuesday 4 September 2018

York’s MA in Medical History and Humanities receives Wellcome Trust Award

Secondment Success

Posted on Tuesday 28 August 2018

Sarah Hartley awarded fellowship to work at the WHO Regional Office for Europe

Express your interest in the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

Posted on Wednesday 22 August 2018

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme opportunities, for 2018/19, is now open to expressions of interest.

The Sun: Living With Our Star

Posted on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Over the past year CGHH’s Sanjoy Bhattacharya has been involved in a new Science Museum exhibition about the Sun.

Department of History Professor joins Austrian journal board

Posted on Friday 10 August 2018

Professor David Moon has joined Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes.

Podcast - For Your Welfare

Posted on Wednesday 8 August 2018

Listen to the story of the launch of the UK’s Welfare State, in a conversation with Dr Chris Renwick.

York Academic to spend year at Nazarbayev University

Posted on Friday 3 August 2018

David Moon will spend a year in Kazakhstan, teaching various courses in Russian, Eurasian, and transnational history.

Remembering across the Iron Curtain

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

Between 2 and 4 September, a conference on Holocaust memory in the cold war will be hosted in Berrick Saul building.

Research Network on the Violence and the State

Posted on Wednesday 25 July 2018

York academic will be part of the leadership team for a new White Rose network.

First Titles in the Global Health Histories Monograph Series

Posted on Tuesday 24 July 2018

Read more about the newest publications in the Global Health Histories series

York historian interviewed for CBC News

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

Dr John Cooper spoke about the growth of diversity on period television dramas and his experience as a historical consultant.

Keywords and semantic change in the early modern period

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

A York professor has brought together historians, that specialise in history and literature, to analyse conceptual revolution of the early modern period.

Transnational approaches to the French Wars of Religion

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

York Research Fellow organised a conference that aimed to rethink religious French wars via transnational approaches.

Express your interest in the Future Leaders Fellowships

Posted on Friday 13 July 2018

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open to expressions of interest.

Seminar report: Vaccine Hesitancy – why do some people not vaccinate?

Posted on Monday 9 July 2018

Read a report and access the recording from the 107th Global Health Histories seminar on vaccine hesitancy

Caribbean foodscapes

Posted on Wednesday 4 July 2018

Dr Henrice Altink attended the first workshop from the 'Historical and epidemiological transitions in urban Caribbean foodscapes' project.

HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition 2018

Posted on Friday 29 June 2018

History 3rd year PhD researcher has been awarded HRC Doctoral Fellowship.

York historians feature in panel on women in China

Posted on Monday 25 June 2018

Two members of the Department of History, PhD candidate Ding Yiyun and Dr Jon Howlett, gave papers in a special panel titled 'Women in China: past and present' at the June 2018 meeting of the York Asia Research Network (YARN). They were joined by Sanna Eriksson from the Centre for Applied Human Rights.

York historian lectures on child malnutrition in the Caribbean

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Dr Henrice Altink presents her research at the 50th Annual ACH Conference.

New Book on Crusaders by York historian

Posted on Monday 11 June 2018

A University of York History lecturer has had a book published which examines medieval crusaders and their privileges.

British Academy conference success

Posted on Wednesday 6 June 2018

Prof. Simon Ditchfield and Dr Stefan Bauer co-hosted the sell-out conference: 'Burckhardt at 200: the "Civilisation of the Italian Renaissance” reconsidered’ at the headquarters of the British Academy in London on 31 May-1 June 2018.

York History professor delivers keynote lecture at Canadian History and Environmental Symposium

Posted on Tuesday 5 June 2018

David Moon delivers keynote lecture at Canadian History and Environmental Symposium.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow success

Posted on Friday 1 June 2018

Dr Rachel Delman will join the department in May 2019 as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow.

New Research Fellow joining History

Posted on Friday 25 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr Boyd Brogan will be joining the Department in September on a two-year fellowship funded by the Centre for Future Health.

An Update on Nanyang Technological University-University of York Links

Posted on Monday 14 May 2018

Professor Bhattacharya appointed a Visiting Professor by Nanyang Technological University

History@York in the Media

Posted on Friday 11 May 2018

History department academic to appear on BBC Radio 4.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Department of History has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

John Cooper elected Trustee of the Society of Antiquaries

Posted on Wednesday 2 May 2018

York academic to serve on the society's governing council.

Chinese Feminism Workshop a huge success

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Academics and activists from York and beyond came together for a day full of workshops and talks.

Express your interest in the Future Leaders Fellowships

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2018

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open to expressions of interest.

CGHH Hosts Sri Lankan Ministry of Health Official

Posted on Monday 30 April 2018

A report on Dr Lakshmi C. Somatunga’s official visit to the University of York for Global Health Histories seminar 104.

Fourth expert group meeting on cultural contexts of health and well-being

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018

A report on Sanjoy Bhattacharya’s attendance at a recent WHO Expert Committee meeting

York historians contribute to new book

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018

Two historians have made a huge contribution to a new book about Britain's overseas markets.

Student shortlisted for Undergraduate of the Year for Impactful Social Action

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018

History undergraduate Eleanor Brown invited to awards final in Canary Wharf on 20 April 2018.

Gerda Henkel Stiftung research grant success

Posted on Monday 23 April 2018

A Gerda Henkel Stiftung research grant for 2018/19 has been awarded to medieval historian, Dr Mary Garrison.

Global Health Security & the Digital Health Society 2030

Posted on Monday 23 April 2018

A report by Dr Suranga Dolamulla, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Health Histories


Posted on Thursday 19 April 2018

David Wootton featured in BBC and History Today.

York historian briefed US officials

Posted on Thursday 19 April 2018

Dr Gerard McCann invited to Washington D.C. to give an expert briefing on ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’s Indian diaspora’.

New publication for Dr Shaul Mitelpunkt

Posted on Monday 9 April 2018

Publication examines Israel’s place in the American imagination

Apply for a fully-funded PhD Studentship

Posted on Thursday 5 April 2018

Apply for a funded PhD at the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities on National and global networks in electronic music, 1945-1967.

CGHH welcomes Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow

Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dr Namrata R Ganneri has joined the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH).

New Open Access Article: Between Art and Information: Communicating World Health, 1948–70

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2018

Read Alexander Medcalf’s latest article in the Journal of Global History

CGHH Director's Events in Singapore

Posted on Tuesday 13 February 2018

Public Lecture and Roundtable featuring CGHH Director to be held at Nanyang Technological University

New Open Access Article: Traditional Medicine and Primary Health Care in Sri Lanka: Policy, Perceptions, and Practice

Posted on Monday 12 February 2018

Read Margaret Jones' latest co-authored article in Asian Review of World Histories.

In Conversation with Ed Bazalgette and Grant Montgomery

Posted on Monday 12 February 2018

Watch the special forum on the production and design of period dramas.

Expert Reaction: 100 years of women's right to vote

Posted on Tuesday 6 February 2018

This year it is 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 - the act which allowed some women in the UK the right to vote.

Nuffield Council on Bioethics announces membership of research in global health emergencies working group

Posted on Monday 29 January 2018

CGHH's Sanjoy Bhattacharya joins global health emergencies working group

Research team wins funding for Becket 2020

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018

A research team from the Department of History has been awarded nearly £100k in funding linked to the ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals’ project.

New Publication from Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Posted on Friday 12 January 2018

Professor Bhattacharya contributes a chapter to the upcoming volume A Global History of Medicine.

York student wins Oliver Sheldon Prize

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2018

Elena Grana has been awarded the 2017 Oliver Sheldon Memorial Trust History Prize