Dr. Nukhet Varlik discusses the history of the plague and epidemic diseases in general. She elaborates on how some of the terminology used in plague studies still carries a colonial legacy and how the discovery of the pathogen responsible for the bubonic plague has helped counter some of these biased and disconnected accounts of the disease. She also stresses the importance of interdisciplinarity not only in interpreting sources but also in the future direction of the field.
Host: Sara Ameri
Recorded: Jun 24, 2021