Dr. Kyle Harper
University of Oklahoma

Plagues, Past and Present

Presented by the Greek and Roman Studies Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us an unfortunate reminder of the destabilizing potential of emerging infectious diseases. Plague and pestilence have been a part of the human past from the beginning to present, and this talk will explore what we know, don’t know, are learning, and might learn about pandemics in the Roman Empire. It will emphasize why the humanities in general and history in particular can help us understand and confront public health challenges.

Wednesday March 9th
4:00-5:30 p.m EST on Zoom