Pandemics and History
June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Caroline Sherman, Associate Professor of History at the Catholic University of America.
$10 donation suggested
(Registration required) Zoom Presentation
In the Fall of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Caroline Sherman taught a course on “Comparative Pandemics: A History” at the Catholic University of America. The class looked at patterns and discontinuities in seven eras of epidemic, from the Antonine and Cyprian plagues in late antiquity to the “Spanish” flu of 1918-1920. This talk will cover the important highlights of this topic, with a focus on the response of the Church to these recurring disasters.
Dr. Caroline Sherman is an Associate Professor of History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.