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Going Viral: Epidemics and Media in the Age of Print

Christopher Hutchinson, Helmut Puff
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
Off Campus Location
The turn of the sixteenth century was a time when the rapid expansion of print media forged communities of readers eager to learn about the epidemics of the day, such as the plague, syphilis, and the English Sweating Sickness. Not unlike today, anxieties about the rapid spread of diseases coincided with anxieties about the rapid spread of harmful information.

Christopher Hutchinson (University of Mississippi) and Helmut Puff (University of Michigan) will engage in a one hour conversation about the nexus of epidemics and media (c. 1500).

This remote event is presented in webinar format via Zoom. Please register in advance here:

We welcome your questions during this live event!
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Off Campus Location
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Art History, Eisenberg Institute For Historical Studies, English Language And Literature, European, Faculty, Global, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, International, Literature, Media, Multicultural, Music, Technical Communications, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History