9 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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    How Epidemics End: Introduction

    How Epidemics End: Introduction

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

    • 14 min
    • video
    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
    • video
    Margaret Pelling and the History of Cholera in England

    Margaret Pelling and the History of Cholera in England

    Dr Margaret Pelling (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how historians understand disease and the myths about the end of cholera in nineteenth-century England.

    • 17 min
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    Alberto Giubilini and Pandemic Ethics

    Alberto Giubilini and Pandemic Ethics

    Dr. Alberto Giubilini (Oxford) and Dr. Kristin Heitman discuss ethical issues raised in efforts to balance individual freedoms and social measures to control the spread of disease.

    • 15 min
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    Monica H. Green and Nükhet Varlık on Plague Pandemics

    Monica H. Green and Nükhet Varlık on Plague Pandemics

    Dr Monica H. Green (Independent Historian), Dr Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers), and Dr Erica Charters discuss how global history and the historicist sciences have shaped our understanding of plague pandemics.

    • 17 min

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