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
Trinity Term 6th Week
Thursday 5 June – 17:00
The Return of Natural History: Re-Emerging Infections, the End of Antibiotics and New Public Health
In this closing lecture of the series ‘An Unnatural History: The Re-Emergence of Infectious Disease in the 20th Century’ debates about the nature and control of infectious disease from the 1980s to the early 2000s are explored. The following topics shall be addressed: The entanglement of biology and technology at the end of the 20th century; changing notions
of infections and of infectious causality; understanding multiple drug resistance; evolutionary biology, disease ecology and emerging infections. In addition we shall have a look at the frequently proclaimed ‘end of antibiotics’. Finally we shall explore how questions concerning infectious diseases and their control have re-entered public imagination.
All are welcome.
The complete list can be found here http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/events/unit-events.html