Pandemic Perspectives: Material Culture and History (Jan 5 Vaccine history; Jan 19 Masks; Feb 2 Race and Place; Feb 16 Essential Workers; March 2 Collecting COVID-19)

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January 5, 2021 to March 2, 2021
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Contemporary History, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panel discussions offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • January 5, 2021: Racing for Vaccines
  • January 19, 2021: Mask Up!
  • February 2, 2021: Race and Place: Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia
  • February 16, 2021: Essential Workers: Prestige Versus Pay
  • March 2, 2021: How the National Museum of American History is Collecting COVID-19

Free registration is required. Individual session links are here: 

Past sessions are viewable on YouTube.

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Arthur Daemmrich

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