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The History of Now

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The History of Now, a series of podcasts from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, discussing the covid-19 pandemic from an historical perspective.

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.
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Women and Epidemic Disease in Early America with Sarah Pearsall

The History of NowApr 17, 2020

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Fighting the Pox in 18th-Century London, with Simon Szreter

Fighting the Pox in 18th-Century London, with Simon Szreter

The sixteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Simon Szreter and Chris Clark discuss Fighting the Pox in 18th-Century London.

Simon Szreter is Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Jul 09, 202056:46
Invisible Allies: Epidemic Disease in Conquest-era Latin America', with Gabriela Ramos

Invisible Allies: Epidemic Disease in Conquest-era Latin America', with Gabriela Ramos

The fifteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Gabriela Ramos and Chris Clark discuss epidemic disease in Conquest-era Latin America.

Gabriela Ramos is Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

May 31, 202049:57
Pandemic Afterlives: Medieval and Modern with Miri Rubin

Pandemic Afterlives: Medieval and Modern with Miri Rubin

The fourteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Miri Rubin and Chris Clark discuss pandemic's both medieval and modern.

Miri Rubin is a historian and Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

May 27, 202050:40
Revisiting the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, with Laura Spinney

Revisiting the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, with Laura Spinney

The thirteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Laura Spinney with Chris Clark discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918.

Laura Spinneyis a British science journalist, novelist, and non-fiction and author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World.

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

May 22, 202039:18
Pandemic science and the history of animal-human encounters, with Sujit Sivasundaram

Pandemic science and the history of animal-human encounters, with Sujit Sivasundaram

The twelfth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Sujit Sivasundaram with Chris Clark discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and animal-human encounters.

Sujit Sivasundaram is Professor of world history at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

May 07, 202037:21
America's Government Confronts COVID-19', with Gary Gerstle

America's Government Confronts COVID-19', with Gary Gerstle

The eleventh episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Gary Gerstle with Chris Clark discuss how America's government has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga



 

May 01, 202050:36
Plague in the Ottoman Empire, with Nükhet Varlık.

Plague in the Ottoman Empire, with Nükhet Varlık.

The tenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Nükhet Varlık with Chris Clark discuss plague in the Ottoman empire.

Nukhet Varlik is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 28, 202048:06
Yellow Fever and Immunocapital in Antebellum New Orleans, with Kathryn Olivarius

Yellow Fever and Immunocapital in Antebellum New Orleans, with Kathryn Olivarius

The ninth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Kathryn Olivarius with Chris Clark discuss yellow fever and immunocapital in antebellum New Orleans.

Kathryn Olivarius, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 26, 202033:59
Women and Epidemic Disease in Early America with Sarah Pearsall

Women and Epidemic Disease in Early America with Sarah Pearsall

The eighth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Sarah Pearsall with Chris Clark on Epidemic Disease in Early America.

Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 17, 202040:57
The Bombay Plague Epidemic of 1896 and Modern Indian Politics with Shruti Kapila

The Bombay Plague Epidemic of 1896 and Modern Indian Politics with Shruti Kapila

The seventh episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Shruti Kapila with Chris Clark about The Bombay Plague Epidemic of 1896.

Shruti Kapila is a Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 16, 202031:09
The Meaning of Pestilence: How Humans have Made Sense of Epidemic Disease? with Jonathan Lamb

The Meaning of Pestilence: How Humans have Made Sense of Epidemic Disease? with Jonathan Lamb

The sixth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Jonathan Lamb with Chris Clark about  the meaning of Pestilence and epidemic disease.

Jonathan Lamb is minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries and a Vice President of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 15, 202037:45
Quarantine, Lockdown, Isolation: The Plague in 17th-century Venice and Florence with Janes Stevens Crawshaw and John Henderson

Quarantine, Lockdown, Isolation: The Plague in 17th-century Venice and Florence with Janes Stevens Crawshaw and John Henderson

The fifth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Jane Stevens and John Henderson in conversation with Chris Clark about plague in 17th-century Venice and Florence.

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University

John Henderson is Professor of Italian Renaissance at History at Birkbeck College, University of London

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 11, 202042:47
Quarantine, Lockdowns and Income Subsidies: Coping with Epidemic Disease in Early Modern England with Romola Davenport, Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Samantha Williams

Quarantine, Lockdowns and Income Subsidies: Coping with Epidemic Disease in Early Modern England with Romola Davenport, Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Samantha Williams

The fourth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Samantha Williams, and Romola Davenport in conversation with Chris Clark about coping with Epidemic Disease in Early Modern England.

Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Senior lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth century British economic and social history, University of Cambridge

Dr Samantha Williams, Institute of Continuing Education, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Girton College, University of Cambridge

Romola Davenport, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge


Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Apr 06, 202032:47
Contagion and the State: Epidemic Disease and the Social Contract with Peter Baldwin

Contagion and the State: Epidemic Disease and the Social Contract with Peter Baldwin

The third episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Peter Baldwin in conversation with Chris Clark about epidemic disease and the social contract.

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and the author of Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005).

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Mar 30, 202032:13
England confronts a pandemic: the Black Death of 1347-51 with Christopher Briggs

England confronts a pandemic: the Black Death of 1347-51 with Christopher Briggs

The second episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.

Listen to Christopher Briggs in conversation with Chris Clark about the Great Plague of 1347 to 1351.

Dr Christopher Briggs is a senior lecturer in Medieval British Social and Economic History at the University of Cambridge.

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga


Mar 27, 202034:34
Economics of coronavirus with Adam Tooze

Economics of coronavirus with Adam Tooze

The first episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge is now online! Listen to Adam Tooze in conversation with Chris Clark about the economics of coronavirus.

Adam Tooze is Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Allen Lane: London, 2018).

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.

Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark

Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga

Mar 25, 202031:47