Kyle Harper on the Global History of Infectious Disease
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew is joined by Kyle Harper, the author of Plagues Upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History, to discuss why infectious diseases are a fundamental dimension of human history, as well as to explain how human processes drive the evolution of our microbial pathogens.
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Kyle Harper is a historian of ancient Rome, with a unique interest in disease history, economic history, and environmental history. He teaches a range of courses on classical antiquity and early Christianity at the University of Oklahoma