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Reframing Disease Reservoirs: Histories & Ethnographies of Pathogens & Pestilence Conference

20 May 2021

The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis project is holding its first annual conference (May 26-28) on the subject of Reframing Disease Reservoirs: Histories & Ethnographies of Pathogens & Pestilence.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust and bringing together perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences in dialogue with the life sciences, this online conference seeks to understand the past and present of disease reservoirs. In so doing, it aims to elucidate the historical emergence of the concept of a disease reservoir, its epistemological complexities and ethnographic realities, and to examine how it has shaped relationships between humans, animals, space, wilderness and the environment.