Journal Centaurus, vol. 64.1 (2022)

Centaurus. Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, Volume 64 (2022), Issue 1

Spotlight Issue: How Epidemics End, edited by Erica Charters

  • Pages: 311 p.
  • Size:178 x 254 mm
  • Illustrations:13 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2022

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-59852-9
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    Although policy-makers, administrators, media, and the general public now frequently make reference to the end of the COVID-19 epidemic, there is little understanding as to what this means or how this will be determined. This spotlight issue examines how epidemics end through multi-disciplinary case studies, analysing previous epidemics within their social and cultural contexts, as well as comparing different methodologies for gauging and ascertaining when an epidemic has ended.


    Erica Charters is Professor of the Global History of Medicine in the History Faculty at the University of Oxford.



    Koen Vermeir, Theodore Arabatzis, Centaurus: Continuing as an Open Access Journal

    Spotlight Issue: How Epidemics End, edited by Erica Charters

    Erica Charters, Information, Expertise, and Authority: The Many Ends of Epidemics

    Natalie M. Linton, Francesca Anne Lovell-Read, Emma Southall, Hyojung Lee, Andrei R. Akhmetzhanov, Robin N. Thompson, Hiroshi Nishiura, When Do Epidemics End? Scientific Insights from Mathematical Modelling Studies

    Nils Christian Stenseth, Katharine Rose Dean, Barbara Bramanti, The End of Plague in Europe

    Lori Jones, The Last Time That We Can Say The Plague Raged: Historicizing Epidemics

    Paul Slack, End of a Pandemic? Contemporary Explanations for the End of Plague in Eighteenth-Century England

    Xiaoping Fang, Ending Pandemics in Maos China: Politics, Technology, and Epidemiology

    Atsuko Naono, The Last mile of Elimination of Malaria in Myanmar?

    Jean Segata, Chikungunya in Brazil, An Endless Epidemic

    Virginia Stewart Berridge, The Many Endings of Recent Epidemics: HIV/AIDS, Swine Flu 2009 and Policy

    Cristiana Bastos, The Never-Ending Poxes of Syphilis, AIDS, and Measles

    Christoph Gradmann, This is the End: Eradicating Tuberculosis in Modern Times

    Clark Spencer Larsen, Fabian Crespo, Paleosyndemics: A Bioarchaeological and Biosocial Approach to Study Infectious Diseases in the Past

    James L. A. Webb, Jr., Historical Epidemiology and the Single Pathogen Model of Epidemic Disease

    Samuel Kline Cohn, Jr., Epidemics that End with a Bang

    Paul Kelton, The End of Smallpox for Indigenous Peoples in the United States, 1898-1903: An Unnoticed Finale

    Margaret Pelling, Mythological Endings: John Snow (1813-1858) and the History of American Epidemiology

    Roderick Bailey, Ends and Means: Typhus in Naples, 1943-44

    Arthur Rose, Closure and the Critical Epidemic Ending

    Einar Wigen, The Multiple Temporalities of Epidemic Endings

    Book reviews

     Johan P. Mackenbach, A History of Population Health: Rise and Fall of Disease in Europe, by Dorothy Apedaile

    Erica Fretwell, Sensory Experiments: Psychophysics, Race and the Aesthetics of Feeling, by Jorge Castro-Tejerina

    Ursula Klein, Technoscience in History: Prussia, 1750-1850, by Thomas Morel 

    Andrea Strazzoni, Dutch Cartesianism and the Birth of Philosophy of Science: From Regius to 's Gravesande, by Pietro Daniel Omodeo 

    Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli (eds), Mathematical Communities in the Reconstruction After the Great War 1918-1928: Trajectories and Institutions, by Jean-Guy Prévost 

    Kirsti Niskanen and Michael J. Barany (eds), Gender, Embodiment, and the History of the Scholarly Persona: Incarnations and Contestations, by Per Wisselgren

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