Lecture and Masterclass with Monica H. Green on Black Death

Lecture Monica Green, Arizona State University, 13 November 2018 in Utrecht

A New Story of the Black Death: The Latest Work on the Science and History of the World’s Largest Pandemic

Our understanding of the Black Death, the plague pandemic that ravaged Europe, the Middle East, and north Africa between 1346 and 1353, has been transformed in the last decade and a half because of new developments in genetics. Historians are now learning how to incorporate the findings from genetics into new narratives, ones that show that this largest of pandemics was even larger, and more widespread, than we ever imagined before. This talk will summarize the latest work in the field, and sketch out future directions of research.

Lunch lecture
This lecture is open to the public, but with regard to accommodation and lunch, we would like you to register with Joris Roosen, j.roosen@uu.nl. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00 – lunch will be provided.
Place: IOS-conference room, ground floor Institutions-building, Wittevrouwenstraat 7bis, Utrecht University

Masterclass with Monica Green – 13 November, Utrecht University

The masterclass will follow the lunch lecture by Professor Green which will take place between 10.00 and 12.00 on the same day. Masterclass participants will be invited to attend the lecture, lunch will be provided.

Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 12.00-15.00
Place: IOS-conference room, ground floor Institutions-building, Wittevrouwenstraat 7bis, Utrecht University

Monica H. Green is Professor of History at Arizona State University. She specializes in medieval European medical history and the global history of infectious diseases. Among her recent works is (as editor) Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death and studies plague and other infectious diseases in Africa, the Indian Ocean world, and Eurasia. She has won prizes for both her teaching and her research. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies by the Medieval Academy of America. You can follow her on Twitter @monicaMedHist.

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