History Behind the Headlines panel discusses crises throughout history in light of COVID-19

Submitted by Alexandra Colley Dusablon on

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended how we work, learn, and live. University of Washington History faculty spoke at a roundtable on May 29, 2020 on how the past can inform our present and future. The event was hosted by Margaret O'Mara, Keller Endowed Professor of History and author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. The panelists included James Gregory, speaking on the history of the Great Depression, Laurie Marhoefer, expert on the AIDS crisis, Glennys Young, speaking on Europe in crisis, and Adam Warren, sharing his research on the history of medicine, global health and pandemics. The video includes an introduction from Margaret O'Mara, short presentations from each panelist, and the Q&A section with questions asked by the students, parents, and faculty in the audience.

Events at the University of Washington Department of History are made possible by generous donations to the Friends of History Fund.