Pandemics and Plagues in History

Articles from The Conversation

Throughout the lockdown, a number of History Faculty staff and students have written for The Conversation on the topic of Pandemics and Plagues thorughout history. You can read these articles below:

The James Ford Lectures in Hilary Term 2019

After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England

In Hilary Term of 2019, Professor Mark Bailey (University of East Anglia), spoke at the James Ford Lectures about society, economic and the law in the fourteenth-century following the Black Death. 

"As the single greatest catastrophe in recorded history, the Black Death of 1348-9 continues to grip both the popular and scholarly imagination.  This series of six lectures reassesses the main social, economic, legal and cultural responses to the great mortality during the second half of the fourteenth century and explores how they were shaped by the prevailing institutional framework—the rules, laws and belief systems—regulating social and economic behaviour in England."

You can access recordings of each of the of the lectures below: