Here you will find events either organised by us or events we participate in.  


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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2020, Cardiff

Team members Ruth Prince, Victoria Muinde and David Bannister are organising a stream of thematic panels at the annual conference of the UK African Studies Association, to be held from 8-10 September in Cardiff this year. The stream is hosted by our UHC in Africa project, and all team members are helping to convene individual panels, in collaboration with partners from other research institutions.  

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Time: Aug. 24, 2020

Team members Tom Neumark and Jamie Wintrup are organising a panel on the topic of critique and responsibility for the 2020 annual Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth conference. This is being held from 24-27 August 2020 at the University of St. Andrews.



Time: July 8, 2020

Project member David Bannister will present a paper on archival resilience and the historiography of health in post-independence Ghana from 1957-2019, at the 2020 biennial Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, to be held from July 8-11 in Swansea, UK. The paper is part of a panel titled 'Archival resilience in global health history: aspects of preservation and failure', convened by John Manton at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Cristoph Gradmann at the University of Oslo. The panel includes further papers by Noemi Tousignant, Cristoph Gradmann and John Manton. 

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Time and place: Mar. 18, 2020, Leiden, Netherlands

Project member David Bannister will present a paper on primary healthcare, health planning and the language of governance at the 2020 European Social Science and History Conference (ESSHC), to be held from March 18-21 in Leiden, Netherlands. The paper is part of a panel titled ‘Primary Health Care’ in Post-War Global Health: Making and Meaning', convened by Martin Gorsky at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The panel includes papers by Hayley Brown, John Manton and Erica Nelson. 

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Time: Dec. 11, 2019

Team member Jacinta Victoria Muinde presented a paper titled ‘From upcountry, from abroad’: An ethnographic experience in a postcolonial context in Kenya', at a conference organised by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo at The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, on 11 December 2019

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Time: Oct. 10, 2019

Project member David Bannister presented a paper titled 'Remembering the cost: oral history and payment for health services in Ghana, 1945-2019', at the Centre for Histories in Public Health of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in October 2019.

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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2019 9:15 AM10:45 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Stort Møterom

“Rightful Shares and Claims of Presence: Distributive Politics beyond Labor and Citizenship”

Poster event
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2019 9:00 AMSep. 7, 2019 4:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus

Welcome to our workshop on "Curious Utopias". The keynote lecture is by Professor James Ferguson,  Stanford University and is open to the public.

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Time and place: Sep. 5, 2019 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Niels Treschows hus, 12th Floor, blindern Campus

In this seminar, Peter Redfield will unpack the politics of humanitarian equipment and the assumptions it entails about human needs and what a satisfactory life might be.

Time and place: June 20, 2019 12:00 PM1:15 PM, Sandakerveien 130, Oslo

How to measure "Health for All"? How do metrics influence the way Universal Health Coverage is implemented in Senegal?

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Time: June 11, 2019

Team member Victoria Muinde presented a paper at the ECAS (European Conference on African Studies), University of Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019, as part of a panel part-convened by the project on “Welfare, redistribution and new forms of the "public good”. 

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Time: June 11, 2019

Project member David Bannister co-convened a panel and presented this paper at ECAS (European Conference on African Studies), University of Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019. The paper was part of a panel titled “Remembering Alma Ata? Revisiting 'health for all' amid aspirations for universal health coverage in Africa”.

Time: Apr. 26, 2019

Team member David Bannister presented a paper titled ‘The periphery’s periphery: northern Ghana in the past and present of global health, 1900-2015’, at Sites of Health, a Symposium on the Medical Humanities, Shanghai, organized by University of Strathclyde, University of Shanghai, and the Wellcome Trust.

Time: Mar. 21, 2019

Project member Victoria Muinde presented a paper titled 'Winning women’s hearts: women, patriarchy and electoral politics in Kenya’s South Coast' drawn from her recently published book chapter (2018) which focuses on women’s conceptions of care and navigation in politics. Presented at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University – Africa (USIU), Nairobi, on 21 March 2019. 

Time and place: Feb. 25, 2019 2:30 PM3:45 PM, SUM, Sognsveien 68, Oslo, Seminar room on 4th floor

As Ghana seeks to expand primary health services, how do past experiences shape current perceptions and expectations? David Bannister will survey the history of Ghana's health system in our next Global Health Unpacked seminar.

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Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 8:30 AMNov. 2, 2018 4:00 PM, Scandic Hotel St Olavs Plass

The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health organizes its first annual international conference in Oslo. 

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2018Sep. 13, 2018, Birmingham

Addressing Inequality: New forms of Welfare, Social Protection and Citizenship in Africa