The History of Pandemic Responses
Thursday 12th November, 4.00pm – 5.30pm GMT
What have pandemic responses looked like, and what public health and political tensions have there been, in different times and place?
Matthew McCormack (University of Northampton): The Pandemic Response in the context of British political history
Matt Vester (West Virginia University): Pandemic politics during the renaissance
Rosa Salzberg (University of Warwick): Lockdown and early modern Venice
Henry Irving (Leeds Beckett University): Keep Calm and Carry On: Comms in the Crisis
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