Please find below details of Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) public lectures in York in the coming weeks. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome, admission is free and no ticket required. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel would be interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you!

On Thursday 22 January, Professor Bob Simpson will present a lecture titled ‘New Immortalities: Reflections on Post-Mortem Value in the Human Body in the 21st Century’. This lecture uses corneal donation in contemporary Sri Lanka to explore the relationship between an expanding repertoire of use and value that the bodies of the dead are beginning to acquire on the one hand, and, on the other, the idea of immortality as a universal imaginary expressed through the physical disposal of the corpse and the political, economic, social, and spiritual meanings that this can carry. This event takes place in the Bowland Auditorium. Please see for more details.

On Thursday 5 February, Dr. Michael Bresalier will be speaking on ‘World Hunger & the Healthy Animal: the veterinary solution to the post-war food crisis’. This talk follows the mobilization of veterinary public health programmes in the 1950s and 1960s, organised by the WHO and Food and Agricultural Organization to improve the production, supply and quality of animal protein. This event takes place in the Treehouse. Please see for more details.


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