Dear All Please be advised that this is a major update to the advertised seminar below.
This Seminar has been changed from hybrid of on campus and zoom to just a Zoom seminar (only). The time of the seminar was previously advertised as 5.00pm, this is also incorrect. The correct time for the Seminar is 5.30pm. To confirm: * The Seminar below is now a Zoom only Seminar. Please do not come on campus. * The Seminar starts 5.30pm. Regards Cynthia CYNTHIA KIU | EXECUTIVE OFFICER The University of Sydney Faculty of Science, History and Philosophy of Science Rm No 389, Carslaw F07 | The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006 +61 2 9351 4161 hps.ad...@sydney.edu.au<mailto:hps.ad...@sydney.edu.au> | sydney.edu.au<http://sydney.edu.au> OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY 9AM TO 430PM ________________________________ From: Cynthia Kiu on behalf of HPS Admin <hps.ad...@sydney.edu.au> Sent: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:19 AM To: (sydp...@arts.usyd.edu.au) <sydp...@arts.usyd.edu.au> Subject: Reminder: HPS Research Seminar, Monday 13, March 2023 at 5pm School of History and Philosophy of Science RESEARCH SEMINAR [The University of Sydney] [https://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20230306/af/72/8b/c6/5db9bfc09b3d8840117a6ed3_400x500.png] [https://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20230306/9c/cc/72/8d/6c6cf741ecf736b0b0feaeeb_332x500.jpeg] 8 March 2023 A HISTORY OF PLAGUE IN JAVA, 1911-1942 Maurits Bastiaan Meerwijk, Leiden University Dates: Monday, 13/3/2023 Time: 5:30 pm Venue: F23, Michael Spence Building, Level 5, Room 501 How to register: Free, no registration required Zoom Link: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/85722285732<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/8r8v2ue> Abstract: In his first book, Meerwijk explores the Dutch colonial response to an outbreak of plague in Java that began in 1911. Drawing on a large archive that includes hundreds of photographs, the book traces the origins and development of one of the most invasive, sustained, and best-advertised health interventions of the Dutch colonial period in Indonesia: home improvement. Eager to combat the disease, Dutch health officials would integrate the traditional bamboo houses of the Javanese into plague’s “rat-flea-man” transmission scheme and embarked on a tremendous project to break this chain. Over the next thirty years, 1.6 million houses were renovated or rebuilt across Java in an attempt to build out the rat, millions more were subjected to periodic inspection, and countless Javanese were exposed to health messaging that sought to “rat-proof” their practices and beliefs along with their houses. Plague control, in short, facilitated an unprecedented expansion of Dutch oversight, control, and cultural influence in rural Java. The transformation of the built and natural environment was extensively documented in photographs and broadcast to diverse audiences as evidence of the “ethical” nature of Dutch colonial rule. These outcomes of plague control proved so advantageous that home improvement would persist even when more efficient alternatives to plague control such as inoculation became available and new pathogenic threats resulting from the scheme emerged. Bio: Maurits Meerwijk is a scientific secretary at the Health Council of the Netherlands as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for History, University of Leiden. In Leiden, he works on a new project exploring the development of public health education by means of visual materials in early twentieth-century Southeast Asia. Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/857222857<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/ok9v2ue> [https://images.e2ma.net/0/images/templates/spacer.gif] [The University of Sydney] Keep in touch [Facebook]<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/4caw2ue> [Twitter]<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/k5aw2ue> [Instagram]<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/0xbw2ue> [LinkedIn]<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/gqcw2ue> [YouTube]<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/widw2ue> Copyright © 2023 The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia Phone +61 2 9351 2222 ABN 15 211 513 464 CRICOS Number: 00026A Please add hps.ad...@sydney.edu.au<mailto:hps.ad...@sydney.edu.au> to your address book or senders safe list to make sure you continue to see our emails in the future. Manage<https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1976084/1957350/1242617318/77796591078/?s=yHPPbW6ZRYVYoVy2jjFGjtJf2aMb7YnnQkg6mbcWn40> your preferences | Opt out<https://t.e2ma.net/optout/0xv3tu/447cw09?s=xfKv6zC-NNps5lxAqTM6WNJka8AFMxcd_r5gw-d6NKo> using TrueRemove® Got this as a forward? Sign up<https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1976084/1957350.1242617318> to receive our future emails. View this email online<https://t.e2ma.net/message/0xv3tu/447cw09>. Disclaimer<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/cbew2ue> | Privacy statement<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/s3ew2ue> | University of Sydney<https://t.e2ma.net/click/0xv3tu/447cw09/8vfw2ue>
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