Dr. Peter Haggett, professor emeritus,
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, England,
will deliver the Henrietta Harvey lecture on Wednesday, Oct.
8, starting at 7 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall School
The lecture is titled Future Geographies of World Epidemic
A Cambridge graduate, Dr. Haggett’s research over the
last 30 years has focused on mapping and modelling the paths
by which epidemics spread through human communities. His recent
book, The Geographical Structure of Epidemics, presents
an accessible, concise, and well illustrated account of how
environmental and geographical concepts can be used to enhance
our knowledge of the origins and progress of epidemics, and
sometimes to slow or even halt their spread.
Dr. Haggett has taught geography at three major UK universities
and more than a dozen universities in North America and Australasia.
He has acted as an advisor to African and Asian universities
and served as a visiting scientist at the World Health Organization
and the US Centre for Disease Control.
While Dr. Haggett’s research has produced significant
studies on the spread of measles and influenza epidemics and
atlases of disease distributions, his significance to geographers
goes back to the 1960s with his role in the theoretical and
quantitative “revolution” in geography, said Dr.
Keith Storey of Memorial’s Department of Geography.
“There are generations of geography students, including
our own, who have been raised on his classic text, Geography
a Modern Synthesis.”
A reception will follow the lecture. Parking is available
in Lot 15.