640131 VU Cultural Contacts: Infectious Diseases and Pandemics in Ancient Worlds

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 12.11.2020 Place course on memo list
640131
VU Cultural Contacts: Infectious Diseases and Pandemics in Ancient Worlds
VU 2
3,75
Block
annually
German

Broadening and deepening of general knowledge by dealing with exemplary topics, i.e. societies and languages of the Middle East and the Mediterranean as well as their interactions.

Selected topics on infectious diseases and pandemics from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (regarding comparative aspects).

lecture and discussions

Participation in the discussion, final oral exam.

Morten E. Allentoft et al., Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia, Nature 522, 2015, 167–172 (doi:10.1038/nature14507).

Wolfgang Haak et al., Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe, Nature 522, 2015, 207–211 (doi:10.1038/nature14317).

John Haldon et al., Plagues, climate change, and the end of an empire: A response to Kyle Harper’s The Fate of Rome (1): Climate, History Compass 2018e12508 (doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12508).

John Haldon et al., Plagues, climate change, and the end of an empire: A response to Kyle Harper’s The Fate of Rome (2): Plagues and a crisis of empire, History Compass 2018e12508 (doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12508).

John Haldon et al., Plagues, climate change, and the end of an empire: A response to Kyle Harper's The Fate of Rome (3): Disease, agency, and collapse, History Compass 2018e12508 (doi.org/10.1111/hic3.12508).

Kyle Harper, The Fate of Rome. Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire, Princeton – Oxford 2017.

LWL-Museum für Archäologie et al. (eds.), Pest! Eine Spurensuche, Darmstadt: wbg – Theiss 2019.

Mischa Meier (ed.), Pest. Die Geschichte eines Menschheitstraumas, Stuttgart 2005.

Mischa Meier, Geschichte der Völkerwanderung. Europa, Asien und Afrika vom 3. bis zum 8. Jahrhundert n. Chr., München 2019.

Michael P. Muehlenbein, Disease and Human/Animal Interactions, Annual Revue of Anthropology 45, 2016, 395–416. (doi: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-102215-100003).

Simon Rasmussen et al., Early divergent strains of Yersinia pestis in Eurasia 5000 years ago, Cell 163, 2015, 571-582 (doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.10.009).

David Reich, Who we are and how we got there. Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past, Oxford 2018.

Robert Rollinger und Harald Stadler, 7 Millionen Jahre Migrationsgeschichte: Zugänge – Methoden – Konzepte: Eine kurze Einführung, in: Robert Rollinger und Harald Stadler (eds.), 7 Millionen Jahre Migrationsgeschichte. Annäherungen zwischen Archäologie, Geschichte und Philologie, Innsbruck: University Press 2019, 7-39.

Adam Rutherford, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes, 2017.

Walter Scheidel (ed.), The Science of Roman History. Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past, Princeton & Oxford 2018.

Keith Wailoo, Andrea Nelson, and Catherine Lee 8eds.), Genetics and the Unsettled Past. The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, New Brunswick – London 2012.

not applicable

online registration

An additional teaching unit will take place on Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at the congress "Corona verstehen. Die Pandemie aus der Sicht der Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften" in Innsbruck.

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2020-10-06
13.15 - 14.00 Atrium - SR 5 Atrium - SR 5 Barrier-free Vorbesprechung - Präsenztermin
Tue 2020-10-13
15.00 - 16.30 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free Präsenztermin
Mon 2020-10-19
14.00 - 15.45 Atrium - SR 2 Atrium - SR 2 Barrier-free Vortrag von Kai Ruffing (Kassel) - Präsenztermin
Mon 2020-10-19
15.45 - 17.00 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free Diskussion mit Kai Ruffing (Kassel) - Präsenztermin
Tue 2020-10-27
15.00 - 18.00 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free Vortrag/Diskussion von/mit Sebastian Fink (Innsbruck) - Präsenztermin
Thu 2020-11-05
15.00 - 18.00 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free Vortrag/Diskussion von/mit Stefano de Martino (Turin) – Präsenztermin
Tue 2020-11-10
15.00 - 18.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online Vortrag/Diskussion von/mit Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Wien)
Tue 2020-11-17
15.00 - 18.00 eLecture - online eLecture - online Vortrag/Diskussion von/mit Irene Madreiter (Innsbruck)
Mon 2020-12-07
09.00 - 12.00 Atrium - SR 4 Atrium - SR 4 Barrier-free Vortrag/Diskussion von/mit Mischa Meier (Tübingen) - Präsenztermin
Mon 2020-12-07
14.00 - 15.30 Atrium - SR 5 Atrium - SR 5 Barrier-free Präsenzprüfung