The JDC Archives invites you to a free public program:
What Can Malaria Eradication Teach Us about the History of Israel?
Focusing on malaria eradication in mandatory Palestine, this lecture will examine the global and transnational dynamics that influenced Jewish state-formation. Malaria was a major problem, which threatened to undermine Zionist goals, such as immigration and settlement, given the high morbidity rates that made early settlements barely able to sustain themselves. The lecture will look at the dynamics of scientific knowledge that was implemented in Palestine as well as the logic that dominated the organization of antimalarial activities to show how these were imported to the country from various other places including the United States, Panama and India.
Omri Tubi is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Northwestern University and the recipient of the 2017 Martin and Rhoda Safer/JDC Archives Fellowship. He is using the fellowship toward his research on the relationship between public health campaigns and state-formation in Mandatory Palestine.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History.