Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Sanjay Bhattacharya.


  • Can History Make Us Healthy? Fighting Disease After WW2
  • King’s Manor
  • Sunday 21 October
  • 10.30–11.30

Looking at the fight for health rights in decolonising territories after 1945, Sanjoy will examine debates surrounding disease eradication programmes to show how carefully researched and independently written history is enormously important in shaping health policies.


Sanjoy Bhattacharya is a professor of the history of medicine and director of York’s Centre for Global Health Histories. His research deals with 19th and 20th-century South Asia, and the history of global health.


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