School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Pandemic Perspectives seminars

Pandemic Perspectives is an open interdisciplinary community with the aim of integrating the specialisms from a wide range of scholarly fields to interpret and analyse the unique significance of the pandemic in contemporary history.

The series will bring you pioneering voices from across the globe with lectures on diverse topics ranging from the Black Death to the Southeast Asian experience of COVID-19 to the implications of the pandemic for Posthumanist theory. 


Talks begin at 6:30pm GMT and will be recorded and posted on our YouTube page.

Date Speaker Title Register
Thu 31 Mar

Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham)

'2022 COVID-19 and the Case for a New World History' Register

Thu 7 Apr

Guy Geltner (Monash University) 'The Disruptive Power of Pandemics in Public Health History' Register

Fri 29 Apr

Claire Colebrook (Penn State University) 'The Future is All Before Us: How to Live, Think and Read in the Face of Destiny' Register
Thu 5 May Melissa Tustin-Gore (University of Edinburgh)

'2022 The Pandemic Experience in Southeast Asia'

Fri 13 May Sharon DeWitte (University of South Carolina)

'2022 Social Inequality and Pandemic Mortality in the Black Death'


27th May

Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University) '“While you were at Home, Confined”: A Parasitology' Register

Further information

You can find out more about Pandemic Perspectives on this website, and follow them on Twitter at @Pandemic_Persp