Ecology, Tradition, and Development: Rediscovering a Forgotten Paradigm in Malaria Control
Seminar on the history of malaria with Professor Mark Harrison.
At this seminar Mark Harrison, Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford, will talk about the history of Malaria concentrating on British India, but with reference to other colonial contexts, and how rediscovering past methods of malaria control – and the reasons for their success or failure – may help to formulate sustainable methods for managing malaria today. Read the abstract of the seminar here (pdf).
The seminar will be chaired by Christoph Gradmann, Professor at Department of Community Medicine and Global Health and Deputy Director at the Centre for Global Health.
A light refreshment, coffee and tea will be served.
About Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he has directed the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine since 2001. He is also Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease. He has published extensively on subjects relating to the history of disease and medicine, especially as they relate to imperialism, war and globalisation. His most recent book is an edited collection of essays entitled, Society, Medicine and Politics in Colonial India (Routledge, 2018). He is currently researching the history of malaria in India and other Asian countries in projects funded by the Oxford Martin School and the Wellcome Trust (an Investigator Award). His other current research centres on military medicine and medical intelligence/surveillance.