About the Workshop

“Globalization of medicine and public health: economic and social perspectives (1850-2000)”

University of Lausanne, March 12-13, 2015

Amphimax, room 414


Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York), Thomas David (University of Lausanne, EPFL), Pierre-Yves Donzé (Kyoto University), Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

The objective of this conference is to contribute to a better understanding of the driving forces behind the globalization of medicine and public health since the mid-19th century. In the last twenty years historiography has consistently progressed on the cultural and social dimensions and consequences of Western medicine in colonial Africa, Asia and in Latin America (imperial medicine). The aim of our conference is to consolidate existing critical analyses of the emergence of global medicine and explore new research avenues. To do so we will gather scholars of economic and business history, global history, history of medicine, history of public and international health and study a wide variety of countries and regions.

For more information about this conference, please see conference’s report written by Ana Antic:


DSC05240source:United Nations Archives at Geneva

Contact: Yi-Tang Lin (yi-tang.lin@unil.ch)