Global War and Disease: The Making of Modern Bodies

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
Erica Charters, PhD, Associate Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Oxford Centre for Global History, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, The University of Oxford
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Erica Charters, PhD examines how war and disease intersect with state formation and state power, particularly in colonial contexts. Her 2014 monograph Disease, War, and the Imperial State traces how responses to disease shaped military strategy, medical theory, and the nature of British imperial authority. Her current research focuses on manpower during the eighteenth century, examining the history of bodies as well as the history of methods used to measure and enhance bodies, labour, and population as a whole.