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Global Health Histories Seminar 144: COVID19: Inter-disciplinary approaches

Thursday 27 February 2020, 12.50PM

Speaker(s): Dr Owain Wiliams (University of Leeds), Dr Fang Xiaoping (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Dr Kate Mason (Brown University)

Please join us for the GHH seminar #144 in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building. This seminar analyses the historical, anthropological, and political context of the current outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, with a particular focus on the Chinese response. A historian, Xiaoping Fang, and a medical anthropologist, Katherine A. Mason, will contextualize the current epidemic response within a longer history of infectious disease control efforts from the Mao period onwards. The talks examine epidemic surveillance, containment (including isolation and quarantine) and information sharing in China, and consider the shifting role of China as a member of the global health community. The speakers will discuss a Chinese cholera epidemic in the 1960s, the SARS epidemic of 2002-2003, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

You can also join us via live stream.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Free for all. Also streamed live.