Looking Forward: Reimagining Lives and Societies After Crisis

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Reimagining the Black Death in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Plague, Cholera, and the Role of Disease in History
Professor Laura Smoller

In 2021-22, “In These Times: A Humanities Program for Today” will explore not only the individual and social consequences of COVID-19, but also the new visions of human existence inspired by other departures from the “normal,” such as war, revolution, migration, and economic change. As discussion leaders, University of Rochester faculty members will draw on historical documents, visual arts, social science, and literary texts to examine the challenges and opportunities that crisis has created, past and present.

“In These Times” is a humanities-based discussion program that began virtually in fall 2020. It will continue on Zoom this year to enable participants to join from wherever they are. The fall 2021 program consists of six once-a-week sessions and one special session. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University are all welcome to join.

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