Change and Continuity
Wednesday 2nd December, 4:00 – 5.30pm
How is this pandemic, and our political, social and cultural responses to it, similar or different to past moments of intense crisis and change? Can we use history to imagine what life after coronavirus might look like?
Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London): Consuming at a Distance
Kat Hill (Birkbeck, University of London): Awaiting Apocalypse in historical perspective
Andrew Jackson (Bishop Grosseteste University): The legacies of 1919 and 2020 in the community
Agnes Arnold-Forster (University of Bristol): The long history of health inequalities
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.firstname.lastname@example.org