New Lecture Series: The Long History of the Coronavirus Crisis
29 January 2021
Three events portraying the history of pandmics in the world, and what we have learnt from them
The UCL Americas Research Network is delighted to announce a series of virtual lectures on the long history of the COVID-19 pandemic. A distinguished group of scholars will identify and discuss the historical roots of the current crisis - and the implications of this history for the next stage of the pandemic, as the vaccine rollout continues.
The series will take place in March 2021, comprising of three events:
March 8: Kathryn Olivarius (Stanford) on Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Immunity in Antebellum New Orleans
March 15: Marcos Cueto and Gabriel Lopes on The Coronavirus Crisis in Brazil: An Initial Historical Assessment
March 22: John Fabian Witt (Yale) on American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19
All three lectures will take place online starting at 17:00 and are free to attend, but registration is required for each session. The series is convened and chaired by UCL Americas PhD candidate Stephen Colbrook.
UCL Americas Research Network is composed of a diverse group of international researchers across numerous disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and beyond. The network was established in 2013 and exists to facilitate interaction between postgraduate students and early career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas, with the aim of creating a dynamic, interdisciplinary community that can enhance the level of scholarship on the region.
The UCL Americas Research Network webpage
Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Immunity in Antebellum New Orleans - link to event article
The Coronavirus Crisis in Brazil: An Initial Historical Assessment - link to event article
American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19 - link to event article
Stephen Colbrook - PhD profile
[top] Health carers during the 1918 influenza pandemic
[bottom] Logo of the UCL Americas Research Network