Population in Histories and Ecologies of Health

Date: 13 December 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 9:45am–10:30am
Venue: CPD 2.58, 2/F The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Population in Histories and Ecologies of Health by Alison Bashford (University of New South Wales)

 seminar posterDescription:
How do we think about population in histories and ecologies of health? Both ‘health’ and ‘ecology,’ after all, are phenomena in which fertility and mortality are key determinants. Populations of micro-organisms and populations of humans have been conceptualised in ecological thought in terms of limited spaces. This paper tracks a history of ecological thought
over the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, examining how population and health have been brought together within it, at what scales, and to what effect.

About the Speaker:
Alison Bashford is Research Professor at UNSW-Sydney. Previously she was Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge University. She is currently writing a book on the Huxley dynasty, based on the Wiles Lectures which she delivered in 2018 at the Queen’s University, Belfast.