Global Health Histories
Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4, 2005
William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
As recent natural catastrophes and epidemics have shown, in a globalized world, it is no longer possible to speak of public health crises as contained by local, regional, or even national boundaries. This international symposium on "Global Health Histories" brings together some of the leading historians, social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners of the emerging field of global health.
"We increasingly recognize that we live in a globalizing world," says Elizabeth Fee, Chief of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine. "Traditionally, however, the history of medicine and health has tended to focus mainly on the history of Europe and the Americas. This conference is intended to broaden all our horizons, to enhance awareness of some of the important work currently underway in exploring the many aspects of global health histories."
The symposium is designed to initiate a series of conversations among historians, anthropologists, sociologists, policy makers, and practitioners in order to spark new understandings and collaborative relationships. The presence of World Health Organization officials and representatives from the Fogarty Center and other branches of the National Institutes of Health is intended to encourage participants to consider how insights and understanding gleaned from history can enrich and inform efforts to respond to the global health challenges of today.
Using a variety of methods and disciplines, and examining issues through a variety of international and transnational perspectives, the symposium intends to nurture and stimulate further research and writing in this exciting area of global health scholarship.
Panel discussion topics include:
Shifting the Borders: Conceptualizing Global Health Histories
Economies of Illness: The Global Politics of Malaria
Globalizing Women’s Health Histories
Treaties and Conventions as Tools of Global Public Health
Exploring Alternative Medicine in Global Perspective
Between Worlds: Local Histories, Global Consequences
Global Public Health and the NIH
Confirmed participants include:
Martin Alilio, Academy for Educational Development, U.S.A.
Angela Beattie, Mount Royal College, Canada
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto, Canada
Allan Brandt, Harvard University, U.S.A.
Peter Brown, Emory University, U.S.A.
Theodore M. Brown, University of Rochester, U.S.A.
Barbara Brush, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Liping Bu, Alma College, U.S.A.
Marcos Cueto, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Robert M. Duggan, Tai Sophia Institute, U.S.A.
Bernardino Fantini, University of Geneva, Switzerland
John Farley, Dalhousie University, Canada
Elizabeth Fee, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Michael Gottlieb, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.
Sharon H. Hrynkow, Fogarty International Center, U.S.A.
Salim Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Andrei Kozlov, St. Petersburg University, Russia
Adebayo Lawal, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Donald A.B. Lindberg, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Ariel Pablos Mendez, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, Canada
Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University, U.S.A.
Randall Packard, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Canada
Thomson Prentice, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Sita Reddy, Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.
P. Preston Reynolds, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S.A.
Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Luis Salicrup, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.
David Serlin, University of California at San Diego, U.S.A.
Julie Sochalski, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Paul Theerman, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Carole Vance, Columbia University, U.S.A.
Derek Yach, Yale University, U.S.A.
Global Health Histories
Meghan Attalla, Registrar
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
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