Global Health in History

Nicole Bourbonnais

HI106 | Spring | 6 ECTS

This course provides a broad overview of themes and developments in the history of global health from the early modern period to the present.  We will explore the circulation of medicine, healing practices and "€œways of knowing"€ about the body during the so-called "Age of Discovery"€; the intersections between imperialism, disease control, public health and maternal/infant welfare in the 19th and early 20th centuries; the rise of international health philanthropy in the 20th century; and the creation and historical evolution of the League of Nations Health Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO).