Pandemics in History



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Panelists examine texts and historical events, trying to uncover what the people were thinking at the time, and assessing the literary, social, and historic meaning, studying concepts such as the struggle between public duty and private devotion, how minorities are marginalized and ostracized, and how quarantine affects the poor, the wealthy, and the spread of disease - from the 12th to the 19th centuries in France, Germany, and the United States.

Biographical Information

Panelists: Natan Meir (Judaic Studies); a Jewish Studies scholar interested in the histories of Jewish Eastern Europe's social outcasts; Friedrich Schuler (History), a historian who recently published a history on the Quarantine Station at the mouth of the Columbia River; and Gina Greco (World Languages and Literatures), a professor of French interested in medieval literature


COVID-19 (Disease) -- Political Aspects, COVID-19 (Disease) -- Economic Aspects, Medieval History and Culture, Jewish History Life and Culture, Quarantine


Comparative Literature | French and Francophone Language and Literature | History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Holocaust and Genocide Studies | Jewish Studies | Latin American Languages and Societies | Latina/o Studies | Medieval Studies | Political History

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Pandemics in History