Reconsidering the 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic in the Age of COVID-19

“As the pandemic hit the United States in March, we brought together a group of six scholars who have researched and taught the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Facilitated by Christopher McKnight Nichols, these scholars discuss how they each study the pandemic, how they see the pandemic shaping the history of the Progressive Era and after, and how they have taught and will teach the pandemic in the age of COVID-19. Their free-flowing exchange points to the many fruitful ways we can think about, write about, and teach the 1918-1919 pandemic. Many of us are getting ready to head back to teaching, and most of us will be talking at some point about the 1918-19 pandemic. We think this roundtable is a great place to start thinking about the many approaches to teaching that pandemic in the midst of our own. Read the full roundtable for free”. → READ MORE