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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    Christl Donnelly and the Statistical End of Epidemics

    Christl Donnelly and the Statistical End of Epidemics

    Professor Christl Donnelly (Oxford and Imperial) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how statistical and mathematical epidemiology measure the end of epidemics, including BSE, Ebola, influenza, and Covid-19. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 18 min
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    Carolyn Eastman on Yellow Fever in New York

    Carolyn Eastman on Yellow Fever in New York

    Dr Carolyn Eastman (VCU) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how epidemics of yellow fever ended in 1790s New York, and the multiple ends of an epidemic for different parts of a society. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 9 min
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    Virginia Berridge and the Political End of Epidemics

    Virginia Berridge and the Political End of Epidemics

    Professor Virginia Berridge (LSHTM) and Dr Erica Charters discuss swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and the history of health policy as ways to define the political end of an epidemic.

    • 14 min

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