2022 Riggsby Lecture: “A Mediterranean Divide: Islamic versus Christian Experiences of the Black Death”

Thanks to the generous support of donors Stuart and Kate Riggsby, the Marco Institute is hosting this year's 2022 Riggsby Lecture. I have the great honor to be talking on the topic of “A Mediterranean Divide: Islamic versus Christian Experiences of the Black Death.” The talk, which will be held at 5pm EDT, on Thursday, 22 September 2022, will be virtual and open to the public. For details, see: https://marco.utk.edu/riggsby-lecture/.

PhD Scholarship in Population History

The Laureate Centre for History and Population invites applications for a Laureate Doctoral Scholarship in population history. The successful candidate will join the Laureate research team, under the supervision of Professor Alison Bashford, within the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture, UNSW. The scholar may research Australian, Pacific or international history related to population, and proposals can be discussed with Alison Bashford.

David M. Rubenstein Library Travel Grants, Duke University

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is now accepting applications for our 2022-2023 research travel grants. If you are a researcher, artist, or activist who would like to use sources from the Rubenstein Library’s research centers for your work, this means you!

BLOG: History in the Hospital (Part I): Exploring Brazil’s BibSMC Archive by Cari Maes

Research Corner

I am pleased to begin a two-part series on maternal and infant health in Brazil. Cari Maes is an assistant professor of History at Oregon State University. She earned her Ph.D. in modern Latin American history at Emory University. Her research focuses on the rollout of Brazil’s first national maternal and infant health system during the era of Getúlio Vargas.

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