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Trans-Atlantic Disease in the Age of Columbus

Trans-Atlantic Disease in the Age of Columbus


Trans-Atlantic Disease in the Age of Columbus


As all American elementary school students learn, in October 1492, the trio of ships under command of Christopher Columbus reached the Caribbean, where their impact on the native population was immediate and violent. This talk with examine this and the other early contact made by European explorers with the Native Americans in the ffteenth century, and more particularly the diseases that were transferred between them. It will look in depth at the disastrous efect of disease on the native population and the subsequent impact on European colonisation; and fnally examine the details of the ongoing debate as to whether explorers brought syphilis back with them to the Old World and its efects on society.


Semester 2 - Wednesday 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm 21st February 2018


Fees are payable at standard or concession rates


Open Association - Short Courses 

Semester 2

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