Talks

2024

Christos Lynteris, Drawing Together Zoonotic Hosts and Vectors: British Colonial Medical Graphs and Diagrams of Plague, Visual Culture, Colonialism and Medicine workshop, University of Reading, 27 June 2024

Christos Lynteris, Rat Movement, Colonial Urban Space and Epidemiological Imagination, Humboldt University, Berlin, 3 June 2024

Christos Lynteris, The Epistemic Afterlives of Paul-Louis Simond’s 1898 Rat-Flea Experiment, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 24 April 2024

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Entre ecologia e medicina: circulação de conhecimento e a invenção das doenças silvestres no Brasil, uma história global (1900-1990), II Coloquio Iberoamericano Saberes en tránsito. Circulación y localidad en las ciencias y las humanidades,  Mexico DC, 20 March 2024.

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Internal Imperialism, Desertic Determinism: Local Knowledge, Multi-Species Encounters, and Epidemiological Reasoning in the Brazilian Backlands (1899-1965), Workshop: Climate Change, Empire and the Legacies of Environmental Determinism, Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect, Munich, 19 March 2024

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, From Extermination to Surveillance: Rats, Rat-Catchers, and International Health, Social Anthropology Seminar, University of St Andrews, 15 March 2024

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Quand les maladies deviennent sauvages : la peste rurale et selvatique aux Amériques (1920-1965), Séminaire: Les enjeux de santé en temps de crises : savoirs et gouvernements, XIXe-XXIe siècle, EHESS, Paris, 26 February 2024

Oliver French, The Vermin Society: Pathologising Human-Animal Imaginaries in India during the Third Plague Pandemic, Social Anthropology Seminar, University of St Andrews, 23 February 2024

2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Plague and Plantations: Science, Extraction, and Global Connections in Mauritius, 1899–1933, part of the History of Modern Medicine and Biology seminar series, University of Cambridge, 21 November 2023

Christos Lynteris, Staggering and Migratory Rats: Fabulating Zoonosis at the End of the Nineteenth Century, Fabulous Species/Human-Animal Relationships, University of Kent, 11 November 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown and Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Plague in Ovamboland, 1932-1937: Inter-species Encounters, Imperialism, and Micro-Global Histories of Science, Outbreaks! Epidemics across African Languages and Cultures, University of Naples L’Orientale, 19-20 October 2023

Christos Lynteris, How Plague Got Rats, Zoonoses: Facts and Fear, University of Helsinki, 17 October 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Rat-Labs, a Global Network of Epidemiological Surveillance Avant la Lettre (1894-1945), Zoonoses, Multi-species Transmission of Pathogens and Pandemic Preparedness Workshop, University of Bergamo, 13 October 2023.

Christos Lynteris, Four Transformations of Framing Plague as a Zoonotic Disease, 1840-1940, Zoonoses, Multi-species Transmission of Pathogens and Pandemic Preparedness Workshop, University of Bergamo, 13 October 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Rat-Proofing, Infrastructure, and Imperialism, Sharing Spaces. Rats in Human-Made Environments webinar, University of Helsinki, 19 September 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Appropriation and Erasure: South Africa in the History of Science, Roundtable, British Society for the History of Science Digital Festival, 4 July 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Squirrels, Rats, Owls, and Fleas: Interspecies Epizootics in California, 1900s-20s, Epizootics Beyond the Farm: Historical and Ethnographic Approaches Conference, University of St Andrews, 16 June 2023

Oliver French, Amplifying Plague: Harnessing Epizootics during the Third Pandemic, Epizootics Beyond the Farm: Historical and Ethnographic Approaches Conference, University of St Andrews, 15 June 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Envisioning Epizootics: Rat-Catching, Rat-Surveillance, and Public Health in France (1900-1930), Epizootics Beyond the Farm: Historical and Ethnographic Approaches Conference, University of St Andrews, 16 June 2023

Christos Lynteris, Drawing Together Epizootic and Epidemic Plague in Colonial Hong Kong, Epizootics Beyond the Farm: Historical and Ethnographic Approaches Conference, University of St Andrews, 16 June 2023

Christos Lynteris, Working with Images at the Junction of the History and Anthropology of Medicine, Keynote at Tracing Never-ending Diseases: New Trends in Medical, Material, and Audiovisual History, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, 5 June 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Plague Deserts: Rethinking Disease Emergence and Disease Ecology in the Anthropocene, Tra Spazi e Concetti: Un’analisi del anthropocene, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, 26 May 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Towards a Global Story of Science, The Royal Institution, London, 16 May 2023

Christos Lynteris, Moved by Plague: Rat Mobility, Colonial Space, and Epidemiological Imagination in 1870s Yunnan and 1890s India, Political Animals: A More-than-Human Approach to Urban Inequalities conference, University of Amsterdam, 10 May 2023

Christos Lynteris, Plague and Human-Animal Relations on the Silk Roads (1871-1911), Nexus of Knowledge: Science, Medicine and Technology on the Silk Roads Conference, UC Berkeley, 29 April 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, The Isle of Rats: Plague, Sugarcane, and Ecological Colonialism in Mauritius, 1899-1933, Following the Animals: Connecting Animal, Health, and Colonial Histories Workshop. University of Liverpool, 28 April 2023

Christos Lynteris, Plague as a Zoonosis: Epistemic, Social and Political Transformations during the Third Pandemic, Epidemic Millennium Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 22 April 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, From Imperial to Global Reservoirs: Malaria, Plague, and the Zoological Turn in the History of Microbiology (1900-1930), XIV Congrès de la Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques, University of Bordeaux, 20 April 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Migrant Gerbils and Colonial Borders: Plague in Ovamboland, 1932, American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Boston, 23 March 2023

Christos Lynteris, How Plague Got Rats, Department of Social Anthropology Seminar, University of Sussex, 14 March 2023

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Mining, Imperial Infrastructure and Disease Ecology: Rats and Plague in Johannesburg, 1904, Scientism and Empire Hybrid Workshop, University of Regensburg, 13-14 March 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Rethinking (in) the Backlands: Rural Spaces, Knowledge Production and Plague in Latin America (1930-1950), La matière du politique. histories de sciences, techniques et environnements, Sciences Po, Paris, 3 February 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva,  A Global Micro-History?, CRASSH Research Practice Seminar, University of Cambridge, 26 January 2023

Christos Lynteris, Symbols, Villains or Dividuals? Plague and the Transformation of Rats, Department of Social Anthropology Seminar, Brunel University London, 24 January 2023

Christos Lynteris, Plague and Rats: Historical Transformations in Understanding a Zoonotic Disease, Demography Today Lecture Series, Fundación BBVA & El Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, 18 January 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, An International Crossroads: Plague, Rurality, and Epidemiological Reasoning in the Brazilian Backlands (1930-1960)CLAS Latin America Research Day, University of Cambridge, 17 January 2023

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva & Pallavi Das, Discussion: The ‘Entangled’ Histories of Cholera and Plague in the Indian Ocean World, 19th century, Medicalising the Past Colonial, Imperial and International Spaces, Haifa, 9 January 2023

2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Beyond the Mosquitos’ Land: Animals and Landscapes in the History of Brazil (1900-1950), CRASSH Research Practice Seminar, University of Cambridge, 28 November 2022

Christos Lynteris, The Epidemiological and Epistemic Emergence of “Rural Plague” in Argentina (1920-1950), Rural and Agrarian Disease Knowledge: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives workshop, Gloknos/CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 4 November 2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Plague in the Backlands: Rats, Rural Spaces, and Epidemiological Reasoning in Brazil (1925-1955), Rural and Agrarian Disease Knowledge: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives workshop, Gloknos/CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 4 November 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Extracting Blood, Flies, and Ideas: David and Mary Bruce, Zulu Experts, and Shifting Geographies of Health in Rural Zululand c. 1870s-1900s, Rural and Agrarian Disease Knowledge: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives workshop, Gloknos/CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 4 November 2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva,  Between Economy and Health: Justifying and Managing the Global War Against the Rat (1894-1945),  How are Rats Viewed in Southeast Asia? A Cross-Cutting Discussion from Social, Ecological and Health Perspectives” Workshop, Institut de Recherche pour le Development, Phnom Penh, 25 October 2022

Christos Lynteris, La peste et la transformation des rats, École Normale Supérieure Seminar, Paris, 21 October 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Veld Plague: Rodents, Race, and Agricultural Development in Segregationist South Africa, 1920s-30s, Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting 2022, Stavanger, 6 August 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Migrant Gerbils and Colonial Borders: Veld Plague in Ovamboland, 1932-41, Animal History Group Summer Conference 2022, 26 July 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Indigenous Invaders: the Californian War on Ground Squirrels, 1903-18, European Society for Environmental History 2022, Bristol, 4-8 July 2022

Christos Lynteris, The Migratory Rat: Framing Animal Mobility in the Third Plague Pandemic, Invasive Species and Shifting Disease Ecologies Conference, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, 1 July 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Invasive Species, Invasive Settlers: Veld Plague in Ovamboland, 1932-1941, Invasive Species and Shifting Disease Ecologies Conference, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, 1 July 2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Framing the Invasion: Plague, Wild Rodents, and Political Tensions in the South of Angola 1932-1937, Invasive Species and Shifting Disease Ecologies Conference, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, 1 July 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Scurrying Seafarers: Human and Rat Co-Habitability in British and North American Maritime Spaces, 1850s-1950s, Habitability and Empire Conference, University College Dublin, 24 June 2022

Christos Lynteris, The Plague in Yunnan: Rats and Missionaries at the End of the World, Public Research Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 23 June 2024

Christos Lynteris, Zoonotic Photography as an Interspecies Technology in COVID-19, Researching Covid-19 Narratives Seminar Series, Association for Narrative Research and Practice, University of Monash, 22 June 2022

Christos Lynteris, Approaching Outbreak Narratives Against the “Virus Hunting” Grain, Viral Worlds Workshop, Department of Ecological Anthropology, Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, 16 June 2022

Christos Lynteris, COVID-19’s Panzootic Futures, Ecological and Wildlife Goverance in the Era of Covid-19 Workshop, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 1 June 2022

Christos Lynteris, The Staggering Rat and the Yunnan Plague Narrative, Pandemics in Historical and Regional Cosmologies Conference, Centre for Oriental Studies and Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, 21 May 2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, From Universal Rats to Tropical Sylvatic Foci: Science, Nation, and the Place of Plague in Brazil (1899-1940s), Pandemic Pasts, Pandemic Futures: Sources, Histories, Imaginations, 11th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization, Mahón/Maó, Illa del Llatzeret (Menorca), 7 May 2022

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, A Global War Against Wild Rodents? International Tensions, Sanitary Anxieties, and the Circulation of Sylvatic plague (1927-1940s), Animals and Epidemics in Historical Perspective International Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, 31 March 2022

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Rats, Race, and Forced Removals: Bubonic Plague in Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), 1938, Animals and Epidemics in Historical Perspective International Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, 31 March 2022

Christos Lynteris, Plague and the Transformation of Rats, Bodies of Knowledge Seminar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 17 February 2022

Christos Lynteris, How Plague Got Rats, Senior Research Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 21 January 2022

Christos Lynteris, Rats as Epidemiological Dividuals, More-Than-Human Geographies Seminar, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, 20 January 2022

2021

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Rodents and the Balance of Nature: Wildlife Protection as Public Health in the Interwar Union of South Africa, Centre for the History of Science Medicine and Technology (OCHSMT) Seminar, University of Oxford, 29 November 2021

Christos Lynteris, Plague Rats: Epistemic Unsettlements of a Pandemic Foe, Bio-Lit Talks: Crossing Science with Humanities, University of Glasgow, 24 November 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Les déserts de la peste : Rats, rongeurs sauvages et l’émergence des maladies ‘selvatiques’ (1907- 1935), Atelier Santé, Sciences, Globalisation,  École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 16 November 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Da peste de Marselha à peste do Rio de Janeiro: Pandemias e circulação de conhecimento em espaços imperiais (1720-1920), Seminário Cidades e Impérios – Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Universidade Federal Fluminense, 22 September 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Of Mice and Snakes: A Connected History of Medicine in Brazil and India (1870-1914), 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Prague, 26 July 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva and Jordan Goodman (UCL), Fleas, Mosquitoes and Humans, Not to Forget Birds and Rats: The Multi-Species Entanglements of Malaria and the Plague in India, 1890-1910, Animal History Group Summer Conference: Animal Archives, 7 July 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Quand la peste connectait le monde : production et circulation de savoirs microbiologiques entre Brésil, Inde et France (1894-1922), Mardis de l’Histoire Médicale, Université de Strasbourg, 8 June 2021

Christos Lynteris and Jules Skotnes-Brown, Sylvatic Covid Reservoirs? A Warning from History, Historical Perspectives on Covid Symposium, Centre for History in Public Health and History, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 12 May 2021

Christos Lynteris, Bats, Coronavirus & the WHO Report, Coronavirus Multispecies Reading Group, UCLA & Deakin University, 26 April 2021

Christos Lynteris, Plague and Rats Before Bacteriology: Epidemiological Framings of Native Responses in Yunnan and the Indian Himalayas, School of Anthropology and Conservation Seminar, University of Kent, 6 April 2021

Christos Lynteris, Pandemic Imaginary & Epidemic Blame, Coronavirus Multispecies Reading Group, UCLA & Deakin University, 5 April 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Quando a peste e os ratos conectavam o mundo: uma micro-história global da microbiologia e das zoonoses (1890-1950), Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, 25 March 2021

Christos Lynteris, Wet and Wild-Animal Markets in China: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives,  Knowledge Production around COVID-19: Ethics and Impact, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, 25 March 2021

Christos Lynteris, The Great Plague Panzootic: The Third Plague Pandemic Reconsidered, Environments and Ecologies of Transmission Colloquium, The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 23 March 2021

Jules Skotnes-Brown, Economic Zoology: A Science of Animal Friends and Foes, 1880s-1930s, Nonhuman Heroes and Villains: A Cross Project Conversation, University of St Andrews/Brunel University of London/Czech Academy of Sciences, 4 March 2021

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Symbol of Modernity or Proof of Archaism? The Ambiguity and Political Uses of Rat-Catching in Brazil (1900-1914), Nonhuman Heroes and Villains: A Cross Project Conversation, University of St Andrews/Brunel University of London/Czech Academy of Sciences, 4 March 2021

Christos Lynteris, Ethnography for Pandemic Response: Prospects, Challenges and Limitations, Dangerous Liaisons: Emerging Viruses at the Human, Animal and Environmental Interface Workshop, Hong Kong University – Pasteur Research Pole, 25 February 2021

2020

Christos Lynteris, The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis,  L’Animal à l’Anthropocène Conference, CNRS/ Institut écologie et environnement, 11 December 2020

Jules Skotnes-Brown Rats, Race, and Rubbish: Bubonic Plague in Port Elizabeth, 1938,  African History Research Seminar, School of History, Universität Basel, 9 December 2020

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, La guerre aux rats : recherches sur la transmission de la peste et circulation de pratiques sanitaires entre Inde, Brésil et France (1894-1920), Séminaire « Santé, frontières et territoires : histoire des savoirs, XIXe -XXIe  siècle », Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 16 December 2020

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Races, Environments, and Civilizations: The Limits of Universal Microbiology during the Plague Pandemic in Brazil and in India (1894-1922), Centre for Amerindian and Latin American Studies Seminar Series 2020: Race and Racism in Latin America, University of St Andrews and University of Oxford, 25 November 2020

Christos Lynteris, ‘Pandemics, Past and Present’ panel event, Edinburgh Centre for Global History Centre and History of Medicine, Science, and Technology and Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History seminars, University of Edinburgh, 10 November 2020

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Multi-Species Encounters in Our Everyday Lives, St Andrews Anthropology Society Webinar, University of St Andrews, 21 October 2020

Jules Skotnes-Brown Bubonic Plague and the Balance of Nature: The Multispecies War on Rats in the South African Veld, 1920s-30s, Department of Social Anthropology Seminar, The University of St Andrews2 October 2020

Christos Lynteris, Public Health History & COVID-19, COVIDCalls, 8 September 2020

Christos Lynteris, COVID-19 as Pandemic Mystery, ASA2020: How to Live Through A Pandemic, Association of Social Anthropologists (UK), 27 August 2020

Christos Lynteris, COVID-19, China and “Unprecedented” Epidemic Control Measures, Why Wuhan? Why China? workshop, Centre for Geopolitics, The University of Cambridge, 8 May 2020

Christos Lynteris,  Coronavirus, Zoonoses and Sinophobia, Zoonoses, epidemics and social approaches to public health panel, Distribute 2020, 8 May 2020

Christos Lynteris, The Epistemological, Political and Aesthetic Emergence of Pandemics, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Seminar, 31 March 2020

Christos Lynteris, What Can We Learn from History? Didactic Historicism and the Historical Consciousness of Epidemics, The Wellcome Trust, UK, Catalyst talk, Wellcome Trust/ British Academy Pandemic Workshop, 20 January 2020

2019

Christos Lynteris, Rats and the Global History of Maritime Fumigation, Centre for Maritime Historical Studies & Centre for Medical History Seminar, The University of Exeter, 23 October 2019