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Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Dr. Samuel Cohn, Jr., Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow, will provide an overview of his book which discusses what we can learn from the long history of epidemics in facing recent and on-going crises such as Ebola in West Africa in 2014-15. For an abstract of his book, please click on the link below. Light lunch will be provided.Samuel Cohn, Jr., Professor of Medieval History, University of Glasgow; Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (University of Edinburgh); and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Over the past fifteen years, he has focused on the history of popular unrest in late medieval and early modern Europe and on the history of disease and medicine. He is presently funded by a three-year Leverhulme 'Major Research Fellowship', completing a project on 'Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS. His latest two books are Popular Protest in Late Medieval English Towns, Cambridge University Press, 2013 and Cultures of Plague: Medical Thinking at the End of the Renaissance, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Start Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Start Time
12:00 pm
Location
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall