Can a liberal arts approach help us better understand the global pandemic and its lasting impact on our lives?
Our new online seminar Pandemic & Our Changing World will bring faculty, staff, and students together into a shared conversation.
In this seminar, we will discuss how we as educated citizens ought to interpret the news surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. We will also think together and reason together so that we may imagine a better world to come.
Join us to learn about the science of the pandemic within its broader social, economic, historical, and cultural contexts.
Banner photo (top) by Alex Creed ’16
Week 1: Tuesday, May 26
The Psychological and Emotional Impact of the Pandemic
Watch the replay of the inaugural plenary lecture by Professor Sara Hofmann.
Week 2: Tuesday, June 2
The Mathematics and Data Science of the Pandemic
Plenary lecture by Professors Nazarré Merchant and Sarah Duncan
Week 3: Tuesday, June 9
Pandemics and Plagues in Historical Perspective
Plenary lecture by Professor Barnet Hartston
Week 4: Tuesday, June 16
The Science of the Virus and its Pathology
Plenary lecture by Professors Denise Flaherty and Crystal Young-Erdos
Week 5: Tuesday, June 23
Disease and Art History
Plenary lecture by Professor David Gliem
Week 6: Tuesday, June 30
The Politics and Economics of Pandemics
Plenary lecture by Professors Bill Felice and Sophie Tripp
Week 7: Tuesday, July 7
Pandemics and the Literary Imagination
Plenary lecture by Professor Jared Stark
Week 8: Tuesday, July 14
Philosophy and the COVID-19 Crisis
Plenary lecture by Professor Nathan Andersen
Discussion section leaders
- Skye Dibner ’20
- Jamie Myre ’20
- Emma Gregory ’20
- Emily Fishel ’20
- Emily Gould ’20
- Katie Keck ’20
- Sydney Hart ’18
- Chelsea Creaturo
- Alex Zielinski ’15