Global Health

Call for Papers: Flying University of Transnational Humanities: "Globalization and Health: East and West"

Deadline: February 28, 2014
Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH): Globalization and Health: East and West
June 22-26, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all present. The Flying University of Transnational Humanities, based at Hanyang University, Seoul, was brought into existence through the energies of Professor Jie-Hyun Lim, director of the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture.

During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on Globalization & Health: East and West. The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on the East, the various regions of Asia, in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

New Course on the History of Global Health

Using a course development grant from the Department of History, Professor Adam Warren has crafted a new undergraduate course that is of value not only to students of the past, but also to those training to shape the future of global health. Part of the University of Washington’s new Minor in Global Health, this course considers how a historical approach may help experts address complex political and ethical concerns within the global health movement.

The course has proven so popular, with both history and science majors, that Professor Warren plans to teach it again in Autumn 2014.

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