Epidemic Crisis: The Dialectics of Event and Process

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The conference seeks to bring anthropological, historical and public health perspectives on ‘event’ and ‘process’ as two aspects of infectious disease outbreaks in an interdisciplinary dialogue that takes into consideration recent social theoretical and philosophical discussions of ‘event’ but are, at the same time, firmly grounded on the ethnographic and epidemiological reality of epidemics. The aim of the conference is both theoretical, in the sense of expanding anthropological and historical discussion regarding the relation between event and process, and applied, in the sense of bringing epidemiologists and social scientists in dialogue on the role of subjects in such crises, and the importance of social perceptions of epidemic outbreaks in the process of preventing and containing them.
Period21 Jun 201322 Jun 2013
Event typeConference
LocationCambridge, United KingdomShow on map