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Historic Perspectives of Pandemics
February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Carol Symes, associate professor and associate chair of history and director of graduate studies at Illinois, will discuss “Historical Perspectives of Pandemics.” Past and recent waves of disease have influenced the cultures of the world, from the Antonine plague that decimated the Roman army, through the bubonic plague that reshaped Europe and the world in the 14th century, to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Scholars and medical professionals from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will present a series of lectures in February and early March focusing on pandemics old and new.
The 2021 Winter Lecture Series will take place each Sunday from Feb. 14 through March 7, streamed live on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. and recorded for later viewing. The 45-minute lectures will be followed by questions from the audience.
The lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link, which will enable participation in all four lectures. To register, visit http://www.unitarianlincoln.