Disease and the Ancient World

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Date / time
21 September - 23 September, All day

Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Disease and the Ancient World

This symposium will bring together ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, archaeological scientists and many others, who are interested in the ways that disease (individual, epidemic or pandemic) in the ancient world affected society and history in any period up to AD 700 and how we can identify them today from the archaeological, osteological and textual record. It will also explore the creation of interdisciplinary methodologies that will help us to understand the complexities of disease transmission and explain the long-term effects on health and social change. 

The symposium, which includes thirty-four papers and two keynote speakers from sixteen countries, is open to all. For further details contact the Symposium Organiser, Professor Robert Arnott on robert.arnott@gtc.ox.ac.uk.