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09:00 6 September - 20:00 7 September 2018

Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination


IAS Common Ground, South Wing | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to host this Multidisciplinary Workshop Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.

Over the past two decades, chronic health conditions, such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes, cancer, liver and renal diseases, as well as mental health disorders, have become increasingly visible on the African continent.

In this workshop, our aim is to bring historians and social scientists into conversation with epidemiologists and public health policy officials, who are making knowledge and policy about the chronic disease epidemic on the continent. We ask: what is the utility of “transition” as a way to theorize, describe, and explain the increasingly visible chronic disease burden on the continent? What are the strategies for rethinking temporalities of transition on the African continent? How do we bring “transitions”—political, economic, epidemiological - into the same frame of analysis?


Albert Brenchat
02076792037 | a.brenchat@ucl.ac.uk