This pandemic has developed into a global crisis and is affecting all parts of your social, cultural, political and economic life in ways we would have never thought possible. In our digital lecture series “De Gruyter Corona Talks: Thinking in a State of Exception” we are going to speak with scholars from various disciplines about the different intellectual approaches to take when trying to understand the effects of this global pandemic.
Dr. Ida Milne will take a closer look at the 1918-19 Influenza and how the pandemic impacted societies. Ida Milne works as a historian of disease, and European history lecturer at Carlow College and is visiting research fellow at Trinity College Dublin at the School of Histories and Humanities. She will tackle the question if survival stories from Covid-19’s seemingly closest comparator – the 1918-1919 Spanish flu – can inform on surviving the current health crisis.
Join us on Youtube, July 2, 6 pm: https://youtu.be/ViN5EKTHqNM