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Plague: From the Late Neolithic to the Black Death

Phil Slavin, University of Stirling

May 21, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Program in Medieval Studies; Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Humanities Council
Phil Slavin

Recent advances in palaegenetics have taken our knowledge of plague history to new heights — in particular, in relation to the long and complex history of plague evolution. The talk will survey the main contours of plague evolution in a very long run, by focusing on its mysterious origins and outbreaks in Late Neolithic Eurasia, and its subsequent development until the infamous Black Death of the fourteenth century.

Pandemics in the Past: from Prehistory to (almost) the Present

Seminar series of  the Program in Medieval Studies and the Climate Change and History Research Initiative, supported by  Humanities Council.

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