Global War and Disease: The Making of Modern Bodies
Lunch provided at NOON. Talk begins at 12:10pm.
Lecture Hall 2003 is one floor directly above the main lobby of Duke University Hospital.
Erica Charters, PhD is Associate Professor in of the History of Medicine and Director of the Oxford Centre for Global History, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, at the University of Oxford. She 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. Professor Charters' 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.