LOCUSTA PROJECT

Red Locust (male)

This new research project will take locust control in East Africa as and observing field to study forms and dynamics of technical internationalism in the late colonial period. Special attention will be devoted to the activities of the International Red Locust Control Service (1949), an intercolonial institution based in Abercorn (Northern Rhodesia) and led by a leading Belgian scientist, Hans Brédo.

Headquarter of the IRLCS

A Red Locust swarm, 1955

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