17 Dec

Dreams of Eradication

Opening hours / Beginning:

Thu:
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

17 December 2020

Venue:

Online

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Battle against Malaria in Sardinia: A presentation by Marcus Hall

This lecture series will put the current COVID-19 pandemic in historical perspective by looking at past outbreaks of such devastating diseases as the bubonic plague, cholera, polio, HIV/AIDS, and others. Faculty of the Amerika-Institut and guest speakers will scrutinize the public health system of the United States, the impact of and the debates surrounding the politics of vaccinations, the social and cultural significance of quarantines and the unequal distribution of pain and death.

A presentation by Marcus Hall. He is a Privat Dozent in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich, where he teaches courses in environmental history and ecohealth and co-convenes Environmental Humanities Switzerland.

More information and registration: Pandemics in American History and Culture

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