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1 Virginia Berridge and the Political End of Epidemics Professor Virginia Berridge (LSHTM) and Dr Erica Charters discuss swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and the history of health policy as ways to define the political end of an epidemic. Erica Charters, Virginia Berridge 08 Oct 2021
2 Dora Vargha and Arthur Rose on Epidemics, Expectations, and Ends Kristin Heitman talks with Dora Vargha (Exeter) and Arthur Rose (Exeter) about the nature and power of narrative in forming both our expectations about epidemics and the ways that we decide when and how they have ended. Kristin Heitman, Dora Vargha, Arthur Rose 08 Oct 2021
3 Paul Kelton and Smallpox among American Indigenous Populations Professor Paul Kelton (Stony Brook) and Dr Erica Charters discuss the role of smallpox in American indigenous history and culture and how smallpox finally ended. Erica Charters, Paul Kelton 08 Oct 2021
4 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. Erica Charters, Monica H Green, Nükhet Varlık 08 Oct 2021
5 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. Kristin Heitman, Alberto Giubilini 08 Oct 2021
6 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. Erica Charters, Margaret Pelling 08 Oct 2021
7 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. Erica Charters, Simukai Chigudu 08 Oct 2021
8 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. Erica Charters, Lorenz von Seidlein 08 Oct 2021
9 How Epidemics End: Introduction Dr Erica Charters (Oxford) and Dr Kristin Heitman (Independent Historian) discuss their research into the ending of epidemic. Erica Charters, Kristin Heitman 08 Oct 2021
10 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
11 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
12 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
13 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
14 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
15 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
16 Smallpox, and Jenner Welcome to the eighteenth century, at a point when Europe is going through another major smallpox outbreak, a disease that by this point has been plaguing populations around the globe for centuries. Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
17 The Great Plague in the final plague episode of the series, Professor Peter Millican talks to his guests about the last major outbreak of this horrific disease in seventeenth-century England. Peter Millican, Paul Slack, Emma Smith, Kees Windland 01 Dec 2020
18 The Black Death Professor Peter Millican arrives in the fourteenth century and meets history's most notorious plague outbreak. Peter Millican, Samuel Cohn, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
19 The Plague of Justinian Welcome to the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century. This time, Professor Peter Millican discusses a plague that historians and medical experts agree was likely the first plague pandemic humanity experienced. Peter Millican, Michael McCormick, Abigail Buglass 01 Dec 2020
20 Athens: the first plague? Join Professor Peter Millican in 5th century Athens, a crowded city in the midst of a siege, where a devastating disease had just erupted. Peter Millican, Tim Rood, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
21 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 1: Professor Simukai Chigudu Professor Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics, joins us to discuss his book The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe and the lessons for today. Simukai Chigudu 26 Aug 2020
22 How do mathematicians model infectious disease outbreaks? Models. They are dominating our Lockdown lives. But what is a mathematical model? We hear a lot about the end result, but how is it put together? What are the assumptions? And how accurate can they be? Robin Thompson 15 Apr 2020
23 Creative Commons Epidemics, Erdös Numbers and the Internet: the Physics of Networks Physics Colloquium 12th February 2016 delivered by Professor Mark Newman Mark Newman 19 Feb 2016
24 Epidemiological crises, epistemological divisions In this seminar held by the Anthropology Research Group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions (ArgO-EMR), Assoc. Professor Marta Hanson (Johns Hopkins University) discusses 'the new discourse on epidemics in 17th-18th century China'. 7 March 2012. Marta Hanson 27 Jun 2012
25 Creative Commons Focal points, endogenous processes and exogenous shocks in the autism epidemic Ka Yuet Liu (Columbia University) presents an insightful inquiry into autism epidemic. Ka Yuet Liu 09 Mar 2012