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Translokale Vorlesungsreihe: Geographien von Covid-19

17. November 2020 um 16:15 - 17:45

Veranstaltungskategorie Vortrag


Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung


The Covid-19 pandemic is in its scale and global spread a new experience
for globalised societies around the world. The global health interventions
undertaken to respond to it have largely been authoritarian-liberal strategies
that deepen existing social inequity. The novelty of the epidemic holds
true only for some populations primarily in the Global North, though. Be it
SARS in Asia, Zika in Latin America or Ebola in Africa, many societies around
the world have long gathered experiences of dealing with deadly infectious
diseases. Learning how people everywhere can best sustain their livelihoods
as well as their social, economic and political webs of life while maintainig
physical distance is a current as well as future challenge. Health and environmental
activists worldwide have stressed the importance of respecting
human rights, securing basic health care, fighting stigma and environmental
exploitation for successfully dealing with Covid-19 globally.
This session focuses on the lessons learned from Ebola. Nene Morisho
Mwanabiningo from the Pole Institute in Goma, Eastern DR Congo, analyses
how the experience with Ebola in the North Kivu province prepared people,
local authorities and medical staff for mastering the spread of Covid-19. Uli
Beisel, a medical anthropologist and human geographer at the University of
Bayreuth, reflects on how infectious diseases and their territorialisations
redraw our understanding of human-environment relations. Anne Jung, a
human rights activist from Medico International in Frankfurt who worked
with grassroots health activists during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, will
focus on how community health movements can teach us fighting Covid-19
as a form of acting in solidarity.

Vortragende: Uli Beisel (Bayreuth), Anne Jung (medico international) und
Nene Morisho Mwanabiningo (Goma)
Moderation: Stefan Ouma (Bayreuth)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Naumann (Matthias [dot] Naumann [at] aau [dot] at)


17. November 2020 um 16:15 - 17:45 Uhr
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17. November 2020 um 16:15 - 17:45 Uhr
zum Veranstaltungskalender