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.
The next talk in our De Gruyter Corona Talks series will be with Merle Eisenberg, who will speak with us about the danger of comparing one pandemic with another. Merle Eisenberg is a historian of the early middle ages and historical pandemics and postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland. He will talk about dangerous comparisons between Covid-19 and historical pandemics and how history does not offer global comparisons, but rather examples of local responses and effects.
Join us on Youtube, July 16, 6 pm: https://youtu.be/Z99M7y8MLa0