A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast

Episode 1: Disease and Empire

April 09, 2020 Uncomfortable Oxford Season 1 Episode 1
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 1: Disease and Empire
Chapters
00:00:00
Introduction
00:02:18
Historic Theories of Disease
00:04:45
Scurvy
00:07:28
The Virgin Soil Thesis
00:09:46
Biological Warfare
00:13:13
The Caribbean, part 1
00:17:02
Malaria & Yellow Fever
00:17:51
Slavery
00:21:30
The Haitian Revolution
00:27:07
Summary of the 1st half
00:28:30
Race Theory
00:33:51
Guest Speaker: Manikarnika Dutta
00:40:28
Africa
00:44:25
Modern Legacies
00:47:06
Credits
A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire Podcast
Episode 1: Disease and Empire
Apr 09, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Uncomfortable Oxford

Join us for our special pilot episode of A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire, focusing on disease in imperial context!

Historians Paula Larsson and Olivia Durand discuss the impact of contagion as it shaped conquest, exploitation, and the development of racial theory. Special guest Manikarnika Dutta calls in for a spotlight on the history of cholera.

This is a brief introduction to smallpox in the new world, malaria and yellow fever in the Caribbean, cholera and the idea of a 'diseased tropic', ecological changes from disease in Africa, and a summary of modern legacies from imperial medical power. It is a lot of content, so we recommend listening to it in segments!

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and will feature bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Join us for our special pilot episode of A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire, focusing on disease in imperial context!

Historians Paula Larsson and Olivia Durand discuss the impact of contagion as it shaped conquest, exploitation, and the development of racial theory. Special guest Manikarnika Dutta calls in for a spotlight on the history of cholera.

This is a brief introduction to smallpox in the new world, malaria and yellow fever in the Caribbean, cholera and the idea of a 'diseased tropic', ecological changes from disease in Africa, and a summary of modern legacies from imperial medical power. It is a lot of content, so we recommend listening to it in segments!

This podcast is run by Uncomfortable Oxford and will feature bi-weekly releases of our public lecture series on the history of the British Empire. Uncomfortable Oxford is run by Doctoral students at the University of Oxford and aims to raise awareness and discourse about 'uncomfortable' issues in the modern world. 

Introduction
Historic Theories of Disease
Scurvy
The Virgin Soil Thesis
Biological Warfare
The Caribbean, part 1
Malaria & Yellow Fever
Slavery
The Haitian Revolution
Summary of the 1st half
Race Theory
Guest Speaker: Manikarnika Dutta
Africa
Modern Legacies
Credits