Bacteriology and Politics in France, Its Colonies, and the World
Reviews and Awards
Honorable Mention, 2020 - 2021 Laurence Wylie Prize, NYU Institute of French Studies
Honorable Mention, Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize, French Colonial Historical Society
"With his Pasteur's Empire, Aro Velmet makes an undeniably useful contributionto such a history." - Gabriel Galvez-Behar, Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS), CNRS, UMR 8529, Université de Lille, 59000 Lille, France, Metascience
"French Colonial Historical Society's Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize Honorable Mention"
"Velmet explores the colonial past of global health. He shows how the disciples of Louis Pasteur found in the French colonies a space of opportunity, where their techniques and knowledge could help 'fix' the Empire. Solid and accessible, Velmet's Pasteur's Empire demonstrates that medical history can be both theoretically ambitious and significant for our present." - Guillaume Lachenal, Sciences Po
"This superb book moves beyond the narrow confines of the immediate legacy of Pasteur and others following his approach. The research is thorough and draws on a wealth of original archival material in addition to published sources. Pasteur's Empire is an engaging and important contribution to the history of bacteriology and its relationship with Empire." - James Stark, University of Leeds