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“Disease, Colonialism and Genocide in American Indian History,” with Jeffrey Ostler

September 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University is hosting a virtual talk series called Plagues, Epidemics, and Culture: Histories of Crisis and Care.


“Disease, Colonialism and Genocide in American Indian History”

Jeffrey Ostler (University of Oregon)

Monday, September 14

Registration link:

About the Talk

Jeffrey Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of “The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground” (Viking, 2010) and “Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas” (Yale, 2019).

About the Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has already started to permanently reshape our world and has thrown into sharp relief the networks of care that support human flourishing, as well as those structures that are inadequate and unjust.

But it is not the first or the only disease outbreak that has threatened human health and disproportionally affected those already disadvantaged by established institutions and networks of care.

Engaging with scholars focused on the histories and representations of epidemics, this series will explore what can be learned from historical changes in the cultures of care that arose from those crises. Speakers will also address how histories of bias, racism and colonialism are intimately bound up in the history of epidemics.

These talks will address how we might draw lessons and envision equitable futures of care for our own local and global communities.

These online events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.


September 14, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm




ASU Institute for Humanities Research