Webinar: The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of COVID-19

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Dear H-World Colleagues,

In light of the minimal engagement by the media with historians specializing on pandemics in the pre-modern past, the Medieval Academy of America will be sponsoring a Webinar, open to the general public, on the following theme: "The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of Covid-19." This will be held from 1-3pm (EDT), Friday, 15 May 2020. Pre-registration is not required; however, it is recommended that those wishing to attend arrive early to assure themselves a spot. The Webinar will be videotaped and made available after the session on the Academy's YouTube channel. Here is the link describing the Webinar and providing the Zoom link: https://www.medievalacademy.org/general/custom.asp?page=PandemicWebinar.

A bibliography emphasizing the latest work in the field of Second Plague Pandemic studies is being prepared and will be posted via a link to a Google Doc. Questions can be submitted to the panelists via Twitter by using the hashtag #MAAWebinar. (You can follow the Medieval Academy at @MedievalAcademy.)

Here is the list of speakers, in their order of appearance:

Monica H. Green

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8978-9631

Fellow, Medieval Academy of America

monica.h.green@gmail.com