Bill Kent Memorial Lecture - Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics in Renaissance Italy

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Event Details

Date:
5 October 2017 at 6:00 pm – 5 October 2017 at 8:30 pm
Venue:
Level 7, 271 Collins St, Melbourne
Campus:
Monash College
Open to:
All Monash alumni and friends
Cost:
Free to attend
Categories:
Alumni

Description

Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics in Renaissance Italy

The 2017 Bill Kent Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor John Henderson.

Each age faces the challenge of a new epidemic, whether it is cholera, tuberculosis, AIDS, SARS, Bird Flu or Ebola. Plague, however, has remained a paradigm against which reactions to other epidemics have been judged.

Focusing mainly on 17th century Tuscany, John Henderson will argue that it is time to re-assess early modern Italian policies dealing with plague within a wider context of measures adopted by other European cities and states.

Registration: from 6:00pm

Lecture: 6:30pm - 7:40pm

Networking, drinks and canapes;

This event is always very popular on the Monash University calendar, so please register early to avoid disappointment.


Event Contact

Name
Amy Burton
E-Mail
amy.burton@monash.edu
Phone
9905 0498
Organisation
Faculty of Arts