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Histories of Disease in a Pandemic

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12 September 2022

15:45 - 17:00 CEST


Hybrid - Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati and via Zoom

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This session organised by the EUI History of Science and Medicine Working Group features a talk by Erica Charters (Oxford University).

The discipline of the history of medicine has long studied epidemics as a way to understand societies. Epidemics of early modern plague and nineteenth-century cholera, for example, have been researched to analyse the economic, political, and cultural frameworks that underpin past European societies. Building on social history methodologies, these approaches consider disease as part of society, rather than as a force external to its workings. But how does living through a pandemic influence these analyses of the past? 

This session provides an overview of histories of disease in Europe while also reflecting on the ways that the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic shaped historical research and reflection.

Please register in order to get a seat or to get the ZOOM link.


Maxime Guttin (EUI)

Jan Becker (EUI)

Lauren Kassell (EUI)


Erica Charters (Oxford University)

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