Leverhulme Lectures at TORCH

Announcing the


‘An Unnatural History: The Re-Emergence of Infectious Disease in the 20th Century’

Presented by Professor Christoph Gradmann, University of Oslo
Leverhulme Visiting Professor at
Wellcome Unit for the history of Medicine, Oxford

These lectures will be hosted at
TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Radcliffe Humanities Seminar Room
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Hilary Term 2nd Week
Thursday 30 January
17:00    A Vision of Total Control: Explaining and Combating Infectious Disease 1880-1920

Hilary Term 6th Week
Thursday 27 February
17:00    Eradication or Equilibrium?: Epidemiology, Bacteriology and the Crisis of Medicine Between the Wars

Hilary Term 8th Week
Wednesday 12 March
16:00    Infectious Disease and the Therapeutic Revolution 1930-1970

Trinity Term
Date TBA    Stalking Microbes: Antibiotic Resistance, Nosocomial Infections and the Demise of the Modern Hospital 1950-1990

Trinity Term
Date TBA    The Return of Natural History: Re-Emerging Infections, the End of Antibiotics and New Public Health