Can we learn any lessons from history? (Covid-19 in Historical Perspective Series)

Event Details

  • Event date: 26/11/2020 – 26/11/2020
  • Venue: Online

Can we learn any lessons from history?

Thursday 26th November, 5.00 – 6.30pm

Can history tell us anything about how to better manage our current crisis?

Discussants:

Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine): Swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and public health in local government

Alex Mold (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine): Behaviour, change, and histories of public health

David Arnold (University of Warwick): The Pandemic in India: Influenza and Covid-19 compared

Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas (Sciences Po, Paris): When history has no lessons

 

Covid-19 in Historical Perspective: an ‘in conversation’ series

The Raphael Samuel History Centre, in partnership with Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, invite you to an ‘in conversation’ series on Covid-19 in Historical Perspective. Building on our first workshop (Doing Public History in Lockdown and Beyond) and bringing together historical experts on health, disease, policy, and more, this series or workshops will explore the many historical perspectives through which we can view, and better understand, the current coronavirus pandemic and the political and cultural responses to it. In each session, a panel of historians will discuss and reflect upon key questions, comparisons, contrasts, and ‘lessons’ that we might draw upon to help us make sense of the present through an examination of the past.

These virtual events are free and open to all, but registration is essential. Please specify which event(s) you’d like to join. Contact the RSHC administrator Katy Pettit to register: K.pettit@bbk.ac.uk