Dr. Steven Serels (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient) discusses with Renee Manderville, Philip Gooding, and Archisman Chaudhuri (all IOWC) his research into animal diseases as threats to state power in the history of the Southern Red Sea Region (SRSR). The discussion weaves around diseases to camels, horses, and cattle, and brings up key themes of human-environment interaction, military uses for animals, colonial rule, and global climatic anomalies.
More details of Dr. Serels work can be found at: https://www.zmo.de/personen/dr-steven-serels
Please also check out his two monographs:
- The Impoverishment of the African Red Sea Littoral 1640-1945 (Cham, CH: Palgrave, 2018): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319941646
- Starvation and the State: Famine, power and slavery in Sudan, 1883-1956 (Cham, CH: Palgrave, 2013): https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137383860
Image from book cover The Impoverishment of the African Red Sea Littoral 1640-1945
This podcast was produced with the help of with Renée Manderville (Project Manager, IOWC) Philip Gooding, and Archisman Chaudhuri (both postdoctoral fellows, IOWC, McGill)