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Fall 2021

September 7

Humanity and Health Webinar Series

Global Networks: COVID-19 and the Commodification of Nature.

September 7, 2021 12-1 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Hunter Heyck, professor of the History of Science, will examine the COVID-19 pandemic as an example of certain transformations in science, technology, and society. The pandemic can be understood as a product of the commodification of nature, and of the creation of a global network oriented around continuous flows of people, materials, capital, and information. Further, it can be viewed as a product of the shift from natural geography to human geography, including political geography, as the fundamental variable affecting both case and mortality rates in epidemic disease.

 

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