Global and Historical Perspectives: Past Pandemics and Epidemics

Historicizing Pandemics

Isaac Chotiner, "How Pandemics Change History," The New Yorker (March 3, 2020) 

Mary Ellen Gabriel, "Lessons from Past Epidemics," College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (March 17, 2020) 

Chris Horn, "COVID-19 impact: The history of plague and contagion," University of South Carolina (March 19, 2020) 

Alexandre R. White, "Historical linkages: epidemic threat, economic risk, and xenophobia," The Lancet (March 27, 2020) 

Debora Van Brenk, "Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus," Medical Xpress (March 30, 2020)

Dan Dickison, "History Professor Sheds Light on Past Pandemics," The College Today (April 13, 2020) 

Meilan Solly, "What We Can Learn from 1918 Influenza Diaries," Smithsonian Magazine (April 13, 2020) 

Katharine Sharp Landdeck, "Why We Should All Be Keeping Coronavirus Journals," Time (April 24, 2020) 

Timothy Newfield, "Nothing was the same: Historical parallels for the coronavirus should be avoided like the plague," The Globe and Mail (April 24, 2020) 

David S. Jones, "History in a Crisis—Lessons for Covid-19," New England Journal of Medicine (April 30, 2020) 

Elliot Bowen, "Of Plagues and Papers: COVID-19, the Media, and the Construction of American Disease History," Clio and the Contemporary (May 1, 2020) 

Marc Parry, "Historical Archives Once Silenced Marginalized Voices. Now Pandemic Archivists Want Them to Be Heard." The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 3, 2020) 

Susanna Throop and Morgana Olbrich, "Analyzing the Past in the Present: The Black Death, COVID-19, and the Ursinus Quest," Department of History Ursinus College (May 11, 2020  

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon, "Events of Disruptive Transformation," Somatosphere (May 14, 2020) 

Alizah Holstein, "I'm a historian who has studied the Black Death. During my coronavirus quarantine, I thought, 'Will people fear us?'" MarketWatch (May 26, 2020) 

"Interview / Michael Meranze," Canadian Association of University Teachers (May 28, 2020) 

Stephanie Snow and Angela Whitecross, "Connecting Voices in a Time of Crisis: NHS at 70 and Covid-19," Oral History Review (May 29, 2020)

"According to history professor, COVID-19-is historic because of world response, not numbers," "Perspectives," The College of Liberal Arts, University of Auburn (May 29, 2020) 

Lincoln Paine, "2020: Putting Our Pandemic in Perspective," Engelsberg Ideas (June 30, 2020)

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Nancy Bristow, Thomas E. Ewing, Joseph M. Gabriel, Benjamin C. Montoya, Elizabeth Outka, "Reconsidering the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic in the Age of COVID-19," The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (July 23, 2020)

Videos and Podcasts: 

"Coronavirus: a historical perspective," HistoryExtra Podcast (March 16, 2020) 

"Dateline New Haven: Yale Historians Put Pandemic In Context," New Haven Independent (March 17, 2020) 

"Does 1918 Even Apply Here?" Slate Podcasts (March 25, 2020) 

"Episode 124: "The "Spanish" Influenza of 1918-1920," 15 Minute History (March 25, 2020) 

"Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Epidemics in History," JAMA Network (April 2, 2020) 

"Research Symposium: Reporting, Recording, and Remembering the 1918 Influenza Epidemic," NIH VideoCast (April 29, 2020) 

"Pandemics in Historical Perspective," Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (May 8, 2020) 

"The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of Covid-19" The Medieval Academy of America (May 15, 2020) 

"Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues" Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (March 26, 2020 - June 30, 2020) 

Colonialism and Empire

Elif Selin Calik, "Plague and Empire... is a timely look at the Ottoman experience of epidemics," Middle East Monitor (April 3, 2020) 

Tony Yeboah, Jennifer Hart, Nate Plageman, "Architecting a 'New Normal'? Past Pandemics and the Medicine of Urban Planning," Nursing Clio (August 18, 2020)

Videos and Podcasts:

"Unsettling Knowledge #3: Anticolonialism and Pandemics," Utrecht University (May 29, 2020)