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The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920
November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
When British and German colonial practices disrupted the economies and ecosystems of the Great Lakes region of East Africa around 1900, an epidemic of invariably fatal African Trypanosomiasis (“sleeping sickness”) rapidly spread. How Africans had faced challenging times in the past shaped whether and how they cooperated with the Europeans’ successful search for a cause, and the vain campaign for a cure. Colonial narratives continue to affect modern research agendas for tropical diseases, and understanding local factors will always improve public health movements. University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor of History Mari K. Webel is celebrating the publication of her book, _The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890–1920_ (Ohio University Press, 2019). Join us on Zoom as she provides an overview of this fascinating topic.
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