‘Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis’ by Kathryn Lougheed.

We are delighted to offer Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis’ (Lougheed, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Bloomsbury.  Tuberculosis has twisted through the millennia hand-in-hand with humanity, leaving its marks on our culture, our history and our DNA, from Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries’ by Clare Herrick and David Reubi

We are looking for a social scientist to review Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries (Herrick and Reubi, 2017). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge.  To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Hunleth, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Rutgers University Press.  In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labour and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia’ by Kenneth Maes

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers’ by Kenneth Maes (2017) for review.  This book explores the central role of community health workers in global health programmes using the context of Ethiopia, and further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This volume’s contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds’ edited by Kate Hampshire and Bob Simpson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds‘ edited by Kate Hampshire & Bob Simpson (Berghahn Book, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Following the birth of the first “test-tube baby” in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technologies became available to a Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa’ by William H. Schneider

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa‘ by William H. Schneider (Ohio University Press, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in Read the full article…

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) (Public lecture series, University of York, 2015)

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) is running a number of public lectures at the University of York in the coming months. Each one will be held in the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington West Campus, starting at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend these events and admission is free. Tuesday 22 September – Read the full article…

Post-Doctoral Fellowships (2) on Globalhealth, depression and schizophrenia (CfA, Villejuif/Paris, France, Jan 2016-June 2017)

The Cermes3 (Villejuif/Paris, France) announces two 18-month Post-Doctoral Fellowships (Jan 2016-June 2017), to be based at CERMES3 (UMR CNRS, Inserm, EHESS, UPD), Villejuif/Paris, France. The post-docs are funded through theEuropean Research Council project GLOBHEALTH “From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health”. Both postdocs fall in the domain, Placing mental Read the full article…