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The End of Plague in Europe (2022)


At the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES, University of Oslo), a group of biologists has been working for decades to disentangle the complex mechanisms of plague epizootics and epidemics in places where extant wild rodent reservoirs are present. These questions have been approached through ecological and climatic studies, mathematic modeling, as well as genomics and epidemiology. In 2013-2018, the Centre hosted the ERC-project MedPlag, which explored past pandemics through the lenses of additional disciplines, like archaeogenomics (ancient DNA), anthropology, archaeology, and evolution, always against the background of historical information. Here, we reflect on the end of plague in Europe based on the most recent studies on plague carried out in these different disciplines.

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Authors & Contributors
Bourdelais, Patrice
Clarke, Christopher E.
Dooren, Thom Van
Erkoreka, Anton
Evensen, Darrick T.
Gazzaniga, Valentina
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Environment and History
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Cambridge University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Columbia University Press
Princeton University Press
Editoriale Jouvence
Public health
Human-animal relationships
Medicine and society
Matignon, Jean-Jacques
Time Periods
21st century
19th century
20th century
Early modern
Oslo (Norway)
Great Britain
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
University of Oslo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (Smithsonian National Zoo)

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