Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Panel: "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: 100 Years Later"

Wed, March 13, 2019 | GAR 4.100

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, causing the death of 50 to 100 million people worldwide. This panel will be a wide-ranging discussion of the 1918-1919 outbreak and subsequent episodes from a historical, sociological, and medical perspective.


"Improved Approaches to Combat a Future Pandemic"
Robert Krug
Professor Emeritus, Molecular Biosciences
University of Texas at Austin

"The Flu in Texas"
Abena Osseo-Asare
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

"One Hundred Years Later: Unknowns of the 1918 Flu Epidemic"
Sahotra Sarkar
Professor of Philosophy, and Integrative Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Miriam Bodian, moderator
Professor of History, and
Director, Institute for Historical Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your seat, please email:

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History; Center for European Studies

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