The Renaissance Society of America and Fordham University present the online symposium Plagues, Pandemics, and Outbreaks of Disease in History. The event aims to develop and review specific ways to incorporate the historical understanding of disease outbreak into the teaching curriculum at colleges and secondary schools. This symposium is co-sponsored by Fordham University's Center for Medieval Studies, and the Departments of Art History and Music, Classics, and History. The Zoom event will be held 13 November 2020 and is open to the public. Please click the button below to register.

10:00–11:30 a.m. EST: Presentation and Discussion: Plagues, Pandemics, and Pedagogy


Hannah Marcus (Harvard University): Reflecting on Plague from within a Pandemic

Colin Rose (Brock University): Chaos and Order in Times of Plague

Lisa Sousa (Occidental College): Epidemic Disease and Indigenous Survival in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

1:30–4:00 p.m. EST: Developing Pedagogy: Roundtable and Discussion

Participants include: Katherina Fostano (Digital & Visual Resources Curator, Fordham University); Mark Host (MA Student, Medieval Studies, Fordham); Camila Marcone (MA Student, Medieval Studies, Fordham); Rachel Podd (PhD Candidate, History, Fordham)

Please email us with questions and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 13.
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