Pandemics and the State - conference
04 July 2022–05 July 2022, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
A two-day conference exploring the intersection between state development and contagious outbreaks.
This event is free.
UCL Institute of the Americas
IAS Common GroundGround floor, South Wing, Wilkins BuildingLondonWC1E 6BT
Bringing together historians of medicine, American statecraft, and epidemic disease, this two-day conference will examine how U.S. state development has shaped the politics of public health and pandemic responses in the twentieth century. Papers will explore the intersections between contagious outbreaks and the carceral state, the politics of health reform, and U.S. imperialism, among other topics. We are excited to announce that Gary Gerstle (University of Cambridge) and Beatrix Hoffman (Northern Illinois University) will deliver keynote addresses.
Registration is open until 27th June 2022. Please direct any enquiries to stephen.colbrook.19[at]ucl.ac.uk
Professor Gary Gerstle | academic profile
Professor Beatrix Hoffman | academic profile
Royal Historical Society | website
UCL Institute of Advanced Studies | website
UCL Institute of the Americas | website
[top] Photo taken during the 1918 Influenza pandemic at an undisclosed location, showing a group of men and women wearing masks; one of them is carrying a notice that reads 'wear a mask or go to jail'
[bottom] logos of the co-sponsoring institutions; from l to r: The Royal Historical Society, the UCL Institute of Advanced Studie, the UCL Institute of the Americas.