24 June – 3 July 1986

History of Malaria: Towards a Model of Biological Interactions

Poster of 5th Course. Credit: Fonds Grmek at the Institute for Contemporary Publishing Archives (IMEC), Caen (France).

Poster of the 5th Course.
Image courtesy of the Grmek collection (Fonds Grmek) at the Institute for Contemporary Publishing Archives (IMEC) IMEC

List of topics

  • Malaria in Classical Antiquity
  • Malaria in Indian and Chinese Medicine
  • Public Health and Sanitary Policy in 17th and 18th Century Italy
  • Fever Theories (16th–18th Centuries)
  • Human Settlements Distribution and Malaria
  • Paleopathology of Malaria
  • Evolution of Knowledge about Malaria Parasites and their Cycle in Man
  • Genetics, Evolution and Malaria
  • Thalassemia and Sickle-cell Anemia
  • Evolution of Knowledge on the Vectors
  • The Vector Concept and the Influence of Taxonomic Concepts
  • Changes in the Geographical Distribution of Malaria throughout History
  • Malaria and the Navy
  • Evolution of Malaria Control Strategies
  • Drugs: From Quinine to Modern Antimalarics
  • Vector Control
  • Malaria Control and Socio-economic Development
Case Studies
  • Social and Political Aspects of the Fight against Malaria in Italy
  • Experiences of Malaria Control in Europe
  • Experiences of Malaria Control in Africa
  • Malaria and Agriculture

List of Lecturers

  • E. Biocca (Istituto di Parassitologia, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
  • L.J. Bruce-Chwatt (The Wellcome Museum, London)
  • L. Bullini (Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Moleculare, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
  • J. Callot (Institut de Parasitologie, Strasbourg)
  • M. Coluzzi (Istituto di Parassitologia, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
  • J. de Zulueta (Ronda, Spain)
  • B. Fantini (Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Moleculare, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
  • P.C.C. Garnham (Imperial College of Science, London)
  • G. Gramiccia (Cortona, Italy)
  • M.D. Grmek (EPHE, Paris)
  • F Guerra (Madrid)
  • R. MacCormick Adams (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
  • R. Meyer (Université de Strasbourg)
  • G. Modiano (II Università di Roma)
  • J.N. Najera (Malaria Action Programme, WHO)
  • P. Niaussat (Musée de la Marine, Paris)
  • S. Pertempi (Rome)
  • D. Riera (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
  • P.L. Rosenfield (Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO)
  • P. Thillaud (Saind Claud, France)
  • J.P. Verhave (Department of Medical Parasitology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • S. Tonegawa (Cambridge)
  • R. Wittern (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Stuttgart)

General Information

The working languages of the Course will be English, French, and Italian; detailed summaries, in English or French, of the lectures will be available.
Participants will be limited to 25 candidates.
The Course is structured in two sessions per day, with two lectures per session.
A tradition of the School is the ample interdisciplinary discussion that follows each lecture.

As in previous years, some of the lectures will be published in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

There will be a US$ 500.00 registration fee per participant, payable following notification of acceptance.
This sum will cover accommodation and full board for the period of the Course.
Deadline for applications: 15 March, 1986.
Applications, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent to:

Jean Ann Gilder
History of Science Unit, Stazione Zoologica
Villa Comunale, 80121 Naples, Italy.
Tel. 081-406.222 – Telex 720256 SZN I