The Centre has convened a meeting on 20 September to consider these developments and review recent work of a more traditional sort being undertaken on plague in the centuries when it was a real but unwelcome force in European history.
Please find below the provisional programme for the day.
10.30 Registration and coffee
11.05 Barbara Bramanti (Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo), ‘The medieval plagues: how genetics and ecology can help in understanding our history’
12.00 Bruce Campbell (Queen’s Belfast), “The Black Death in Eurasia, some unanswered questions”.
13.50 Jim Bolton (QMW), ‘Scientists, historians and the plague in medieval England: a new history?’
2.45 Marco Bonetti (University of Bocconi), ‘The 1630 Plague in Nonantola: a Lifetime Data Analysis’.
4.00 Morgan Kelly and Cormac O’Grada (TCD), ‘Birth and death in London in a plague era, 1560-1665’.
5.00 Afterword, Paul Slack (Linacre College, Oxford)
5.15 Conference ends/drinks reception/dinner in Reading for those staying over.
Whilst there is no charge for attendance at this meeting it is recommended that you register early to secure a place. Please contact Amanda Harvey by email on email@example.com.
Lunch and refreshments are included for people registering by 13 September 2013.