COVID-19 in Transatlantic Perspective: Germany and the U.S.

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October 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, German History / Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Social Sciences

Campus weeks webinar series on "Covid-19 in Transatlantic Perspective," organized by the University of Virginia Center for German Studies in collaboration with the German program at Virginia Tech and cosponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C, the Center for German Studies, the Department of German, and the European Studies Program at the University of Virgina. 


Advance registration is required. For registration and more detailed information about individual events, visit the Facebook page or website of the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia. 


With best wishes,  


Manuela Achilles (University of Virginia) 

Esther Bauer (Virginia Tech) 



October 22, 12 to 1 p.m.

Death in Hamburg Revisited: What Can We Learn from the 1892 Epidemic in the Time of the Corona Virus?

Richard Evans, Regus Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cambridge


November 29, 12 to 1 p.m.

Community Solidarity and the History of Emotions in the Age of COVID-19

Anja Laukötter, Senior Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and James Hawdon, Professor of Sociology, Virginia Tech


November 5, 12 to 1 p.m.

COVID-19 and Public Policy

Anna Holzscheiter, Professor of International Politics, Technical University Dresden, and Anja Wehler-Schöck, Counselor for Labor, Health, and Social Affairs, German Embassy, Washington, D.C.


November 12, 12 to 1 p.m.

Art in the Era of COVID-19

A conversation with German artist Dennis Josef Meseg, who created a Corona memorial


November 19, 12 to 1 p.m.

COVID-19 in a Long Historical Transatlantic Perspective: Is It a Plague of Compassion?

Samuel Kline Cohn, Jr., Professor if Medieval History, University of Glasgow


Dceember 3, 12 to 1 p.m.

Ingenuity and Crisis in the Era of COVID-19

A roundtable including William Ducker, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, and Steven White, Creative Producer and Doodler, Virginia Tech

Contact Info: 

Manuela Achilles, University of Virginia,

Esther K. Bauer, Virginia Tech,

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