5 episodes

Discover how societies and people across millennia have battled infamous pandemics and plagues - facing many of the same issues that we face today with Coronavirus COVID-19.

Travel back in time with academics from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and explore fascinating insights from past worlds such as Ancient Greece and Medieval Britain.

Queen's University Belfast - A History Of Pandemics Podcast Queen's University Belfast

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Discover how societies and people across millennia have battled infamous pandemics and plagues - facing many of the same issues that we face today with Coronavirus COVID-19.

Travel back in time with academics from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and explore fascinating insights from past worlds such as Ancient Greece and Medieval Britain.

    Episode 5: Economies Under Strain

    Episode 5: Economies Under Strain

    A discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic might lead to long-term changes to where we live, our cityscapes and our working practices.

    Featuring Dr Graham Brownlow and Dr Niall Farrell, lecturers at Queen’s University Belfast.

    • 49 min
    Episode 4: The One Who Flies

    Episode 4: The One Who Flies

    In Medieval Europe people believed that comets ushered in plague and pestilence - find out why and what modern science can tell us about the basis of these beliefs?

    Featuring Dr Marilina Cesario, senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, and Prof Francis Leneghan, Professor of Old English at Oxford University.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: After the Plague

    Episode 3: After the Plague

    Medieval Britain, Ireland and Europe are engulfed in a recurring pandemic (The Black Death) that threatens their very existence.

    Featuring Dr James Davis, senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

    • 18 min
    Episode 2: Great Pestilence

    Episode 2: Great Pestilence

    Medieval Britain, Ireland and Europe face a killer pandemic that they couldn’t have imagined – ‘the human race is almost wiped out’.

    Featuring Dr James Davis, senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

    • 13 min
    Episode 1: Civilisations Under Attack

    Episode 1: Civilisations Under Attack

    Discover the devastating impact of pandemics in Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. This was a time when social distancing was out of the question.

    Featuring Dr John Curran, senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast

    • 15 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

John Henrys ,

The one who flies

Another excellent insight from Marilina.

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