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CASA Presents: Germs, Hygiene, and Power: The COVID-19 Pandemic in Historical Perspective


Developed with the support of the Office of International Programs, Brown University and The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)

In view of the abrupt disruption last semester and suspension of Study Abroad programs in fall 2020, CASA has organized this public lecture series on the global pandemic as an opportunity to bring together researchers, community activists, and public health workers from across the Atlantic to explore the social, cultural, economic, political and public health impacts of the current pandemic from the perspective of eight host sites:

  • Paris, France
  • Bologna, Italy
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Barcelona, Granada and Seville, Spain
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Santiago, Chile

Germs, Hygiene, and Power

Tuesday, September 29th 12–1:30 pm EST
Dr. Nancy Tomes
Department of History, Stonybrook University; author of The Gospel of Germs
Moderated by Prof. Daniel Rodriguez, Department of History, Brown University

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