How epidemics end / McGovern Lecture on the History of Medicine
What does it mean for an epidemic to end, and who gets to declare that it is over? This talk presents the finding of Oxford’s multidisciplinary project ‘How Epidemics End’, which analyses the various ways in which epidemics have ended as well as how different disciplines measure and define an epidemic’s ending. More broadly, it explains how examining endings demonstrates that epidemics are not solely medical phenomena, but are also fundamentally political and social.
Date: 22 February 2023, 18:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: in-person
Speaker: Prof Erica Charters (History, Oxford)
Organising department: Green Templeton College
Organiser: Green Templeton College (University of Oxford)
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Host: Professor Mark Harrison (University of Oxford)
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Elizabeth Green, Ana Ortiz