McGill Faculty Affiliate: Myron Echenberg

Myron Echenberg retired as Professor of African History at McGill University in May 2008. He is a former winner of the prestigious annual Herskovits Award for his outstanding original scholarly work in African Studies, Colonial Conscripts: The Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, 1914-1960, published in 1991. His most recent works illustrate his continuing research into the history of health and disease in Africa and the developing world. In 2011, Cambridge University Press published his latest book, Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present.

Published Books

Forthcoming (May 2017) Humboldt's Mexico: In the Footstep of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

2011 Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2007 Plague Ports: The Global Urban Impact of Bubonic Plague between 1894 and 1901. New York: New York University Press.

2001 Black Death, White Medicine: Bubonic Plague and the Politics of Public Health in Colonial Senegal, 1914-1945. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

1991 Colonial Conscripts: The Tirailleurs Sénégalais in French West Africa, 1857-1960. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Articles, Chapters and Reviews

2006 "Perspectives historiques sur le sida: leçons sud-africaines et sénégalaises." In L'épidémie du sida en Afrique subsaharienne, edited by Philippe Denis and Charles Becker, 93-106. Paris: Karthala.

2005 "'For their own good': The Pasteur Institute of Dakar and the quest for an anti-yellow fever vaccine in French Colonial Africa, 1924-1960." In Conquêtes Médicales: Histoire de la Médecine Moderne et des Maladies en Afrique, edited by Jean-Paul Bado, 57-73. Paris: Karthala.

2003 "'The dog that did not bark': memory and the 1918 influenza epidemic in Senegal." In The Spanish Flu Pandemico of 1918-19: New Perspectives, edited by David Killingray and Howard Phillips, 230-238. London: Routledge.

2002 "Pestis Redux: The Initial Years of the Third Bubonic Plague Pandemic, 1894-1901." Journal of World History 13.2: 429-49.

2001 "'Scientific Gold': Robert Koch and Africa, 1883-1906." In Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John Flint, edited by Chris Youe and Tim Stapleton, 34-49. London: Palgrave.