11 Feb

Pandemics in American History and Culture: In the Shadow of Ebola

Opening hours / Beginning:

Thu:
16.15 - 17.45 o'clock

11. February 2021

Screening of "In the Shadow of Ebola", Director's Cut (30 mins.) and discussion with Gregg Mitman.This lecture series will put the current COVID-19 pandemic in historical perspective by looking at past outbreaks of such devastating diseases as the bubonic plague, cholera, polio, HIV/AIDS, and others.

Faculty of the Amerika-Institut and guest speakers will scrutinize the public health system of the United States, the impact of and the debates surrounding the politics of vaccinations, the social and cultural significance of quarantines and the unequal distribution of pain and death.

The English-language series “Pandemics in American History and Culture” is presented by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in collaboration with LMU’s Amerika-Institut.

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Gregg Mitman, he is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For further information and registration, see: Pandemics in American History and Culture