Virtual Harper Lecture: Plagues and Faiths, Past and Present

Mon., June 08, 2020 | 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

1307 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Alumni Relations

Harper Lec

As the bubonic plague made its way westward from China in the 14th century, Christians, Muslims, and Jews in its path thought anxiously about what practices of public health and of piety might save them. In the 21st century, as COVID-19 spreads (much more rapidly) around the globe, we see similar debates over public health and religion. In this virtual Harper Lecture, Divinity School dean David Nirenberg will compare his research on reactions to the Black Death in the Middle Ages with the results of polling on religion and COVID in the United States today.

Event Details

6:30–7:30 p.m. CDT

Monday, June 8

Registration for this event is free but required.

Contact [email protected] or 773.702.2150.

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