medical history

  • Pandemic Narratives and the Historian

    A group of historians including Alison Bashford, Simuka Chigudu, Deborah Coen, Richard Keller, Julie Livingston, Nayan Shah and Paul Weindling discuss the helpful and harmful ways historians have examined the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Pandemics of the Past

    by Jon Meacham

    "It’s too early to know where our own battle against Covid-19 will lead us — the fight is far from over — but the nonfiction literature of plague reveals that pandemics, while ending individual human lives, can mark the beginnings of new ways of being and of thinking," writes historian Jon Meacham.

  • How Pandemics End

    An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide?