Resources on the history of pandemics and COVID 19
Economic and financial history papers focusing on pandemics.
- History Lessons for Managers Coping with Impact of COVID-19.
- The Economic History Society's blog The Long Run series on epidemics and public health:
- (March 11) “Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic,” by Chris Colvin (Queen's Belfast) and Eoin McLaughlin (Cork)
(April 4) “Pandemics and asymmetric shocks: Lessons from the history of plagues,” by Guido Alfani (Bocconi) (April 8) "La grippe espagnole, un secret trop bien gardé." (April 8) "Les consequénces des pandémies résultent aussi de choix politiques."
- (April 13) “Lecciones de la Gripe de 1918 para los países en desarrollo,” by Aldo Musacchio.
- (April 17) “1918 flu pandemic killed 12 million Indians, and British overlords’ indifference strengthened the anti-colonial movement,” by Maura Chhun.
- (April 20) "Coronavirus from the perspective of 17th century plague," by Neil Cummins, Morgan Kelly, Cormac Ó Gráda.
- (April 29) “What the 1918 flu pandemic tells us about whether social distancing works,” by Nancy K Bristow.
- (May 1) History lessons for COVID-19. Essay contest results and downloadable papers.
- (May 6) "To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry's history," by Michael Haedicke.
- (May 7) "A Note on the Persistence of Public Health Outcomes in Pandemics," by Christopher M. Meissner and Peter Zhixian.
- (May 11) "Why weren't we ready for the Coronavirus?," by David Quammen.
- (May 13) "After the Black Death: labour legislation and attitudes towards labour in let-medieval western Europe," by Samuel Cohn Jr.
- EHA online seminars
- European Macro History Online Seminar (supported by a partnership of European universities) https://graduateinstitute.ch/communications/events/european-macro-history-online-seminar
- EDHEC Business School’s Leading the Family Business in Extraordinary Times https://www.edhec.edu/en/agenda/webinar-series-leading-family-business-extraordinary-times
- Online seminars on all sort of economic and business-related topics https://www.chamberlainseminar.org/other-online-seminars
- Economic History of Developing Regions Virtual Seminar http://www.ehssa.org.za/index.php/workshops-and-conferences/
- Macro finance & Macro history lab http://www.macrohistory.net/
- Recorded seminars on COVID-19 Economic Research of the Institute for New Economic Thinking of the University of Cambridge
- Princeton's Bendheim Centre for Finance on The Economic Implications of COVID 19
- Webinar organizzato dal Dipartimento di Economia, Universita della Campania insieme con Confindustria Campania, Merita - Associazione Meridione Italia, Sele d'Oro Mezzogiorno, Comunita Solidale, Risorse e Futuro, May 6th at 10.30 am. Tra coesione e divergenze: l'Europa e il capitalismo all'epoca del virus firstname.lastname@example.org or Amedeo Lepore, Professor of Economic History, email@example.com
Celine Gounder and Ronald Klain's Epidemic podcast have BY Times columnist Janeen Interlandi as guest. The discussion touches on the ethnic, social and race aspects of the smallpox epidemic in the USA. Podcast available here:
NPR's "Hidden Brain" discusses Nancy Bristow's (Puget Sound) cultural history of the Spanish Influenza ( American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, 2017 Oxford University Press) Podcast available here:
Past Present's Episode 231: Nursing Homes during Coronavirus