14 episodes

The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End' project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings.

The project 'How Epidemics End' is based at Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and Oxford's Centre for Global History and is led by Dr Erica Charters. It is supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number 204826/Z/16/Z] and by the University of Oxford's OUP John Fell Research Fund.

How Epidemics End Oxford University

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The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End' project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings.

The project 'How Epidemics End' is based at Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and Oxford's Centre for Global History and is led by Dr Erica Charters. It is supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number 204826/Z/16/Z] and by the University of Oxford's OUP John Fell Research Fund.

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    Nils Chr. Stenseth And Barbara Bramanti On Evolutionary And Ecological Ends Of Epidemics

    Nils Chr. Stenseth And Barbara Bramanti On Evolutionary And Ecological Ends Of Epidemics

    A discussion on how evolutionary biology and biological anthropology help understand the end of epidemics, particularly plague. Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth (University of Oslo) and Professor Barbara Bramanti (University of Ferrara) discuss with Professor Erica Charters how incorporating ecological and evolutionary understandings of disease explain the end of epidemics.

    • 16 min
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    Clark Larsen and Fabian Crespo on Biology, Archaeology, and Multi-disciplinary Ends

    Clark Larsen and Fabian Crespo on Biology, Archaeology, and Multi-disciplinary Ends

    A discussion on why multi-disciplinary approaches that combine social and biological research are helpful in understanding how epidemics end. Professor Clark Larsen (The Ohio State) and Professor Fabian Crespo (Louisville) discuss with Professor Erica Charters how biology and archaeology measure the end of epidemics, including leprosy and plague.

    • 17 min
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    Cristiana Bastos and the Human End of Epidemics

    Cristiana Bastos and the Human End of Epidemics

    Professor Cristiana Bastos (Lisbon) and Professor Erica Charters discuss how anthropology and ethnology measure the end of epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, and the difference between illness and disease.

    • 22 min
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    How Epidemics End: Introduction

    How Epidemics End: Introduction

    Dr Erica Charters (Oxford) and Dr Kristin Heitman (Independent Historian) discuss their research into the conclusion of epidemics.

    • 14 min
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    Lorenz Von Seidlein and Epidemiology

    Lorenz Von Seidlein and Epidemiology

    Dr Lorenz Von Seidlen (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss epidemiological research into cholera and global programmes for cholera elimination.

    • 18 min
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    Simukai Chigudu and the Political Life of Epidemics

    Simukai Chigudu and the Political Life of Epidemics

    Dr Simukai Chigudu (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss the Zimbabwe cholera epidemic and the politics of epidemics.

    • 17 min