The Department of History, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce and The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at the University College London, UK. Jointly organized a three day International Conference on the importance of Medical History on 15, 16 and 17 November 2007 at the Indian Merchants Chamber Auditorium at Churchgate, Mumbai.
The Conference addressed the important topics of historical methods and historiography from a trans-national and cross-disciplinary perspective. The session attracted participants from a variety of fields and brought together a strong contingent of speakers. Papers were presented by Andrew Wear, Karen Buckle, Lauren Kassell, Hal Cook, Guy Attewell, Sonu Shamdasani, Dr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, all from University College London, UK, Sebastian Pranghofer, Durham University, UK, Rod Edmond, University of Kent, UK
Mark Harrison, University of Oxford, UK, Mridula Ramanna, SIES College, Mumbai, Michael Worboys, Manchester University, UK, Manjiri Kamat, University of Mumbai, Andrew Hull, Swansea University, UK, Indira Chowdhury, TIFR, Mumbai, Malcolm Nicolson, Glasgow University, UK, John Harley Warner, Yale University, USA, Anne Crowther, Glasgow University, UK, Virginia Berridge, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK and Cristiana Bastos, Lisbon University, Portugal
The Conference was the first of its kind organized in Mumbai and dealt with the important area of Medical Humanities which is important for academic and social inquiry.
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL is the world’s premier research institute for the history of medicine. It conducts research on and disseminates the history of medicine, both as an academic discipline and as a subject of broader public interest. It aims to promote a vision of medical history which is comprehensive in chronological;, geographic and thematic range, and which draws upon a wide field of scholarly expertise.
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