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Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health and Pandemic Histories

Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health and... Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health. American Association for the History of Medicine and Princeton University. Organized by Keith Wailoo. Histmed.org/epidemic-history Pandemic Histories. Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. Organized by Esyllt Jones. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWY8HmZjALLuMnhOw ALDlaVA4xLhASldW Studying the history of epidemics has little prepared historians to experience the tumult and uncertainty of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the wider public has increasingly turned to historians’ research to better understand how this pandemic will unfold. In acknowledgment of healthcare historians’ unique perspective on contemporary events, both the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) and the Cana- dian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) sponsored a series of “pan- demic talks.” The discussions brought together an international assembly of historians and healthcare workers, and the panelists were invited to share their research on epidemic antecedents and critically reflect on contemporary expe- riences. The recorded discussions—seven hosted by AAHM and four hosted by CSHM—are now accessible online. Each discussion was based on a particular theme, and the historians pres- ent discussed how history can inform present-day perspectives and future policy planning. For example, in the AAHM discussion on the history and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health and Pandemic Histories

Nursing History Review , Volume 30 (1): 3 – Jan 28, 2022

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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Pandemic, Creating a Usable Past: Epidemic History, COVID-19, and the Future of Health. American Association for the History of Medicine and Princeton University. Organized by Keith Wailoo. Histmed.org/epidemic-history Pandemic Histories. Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. Organized by Esyllt Jones. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWY8HmZjALLuMnhOw ALDlaVA4xLhASldW Studying the history of epidemics has little prepared historians to experience the tumult and uncertainty of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the wider public has increasingly turned to historians’ research to better understand how this pandemic will unfold. In acknowledgment of healthcare historians’ unique perspective on contemporary events, both the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) and the Cana- dian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) sponsored a series of “pan- demic talks.” The discussions brought together an international assembly of historians and healthcare workers, and the panelists were invited to share their research on epidemic antecedents and critically reflect on contemporary expe- riences. The recorded discussions—seven hosted by AAHM and four hosted by CSHM—are now accessible online. Each discussion was based on a particular theme, and the historians pres- ent discussed how history can inform present-day perspectives and future policy planning. For example, in the AAHM discussion on the history and

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Published: Jan 28, 2022

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