Exploring the Impact of the Russian Flu 1889-1890RockIslandDailyArgus 1890Jan151 Cartoon

Research Presentations:

Will It Come Here? Tracking the Spread of Russian Flu in the U.S.
Brock Wolf, Ashley Ireland, Lindsay Kengerski, and Carolyn Carrithers

All this Talk about that Malady: Doctors’ Opinions about Influenza
Jay Pandya, Haitham Mawari, Brett Newman, and Allison Hurley

Who Counts? Examining Mortality Statistics in a Historical Context
Vini Dhindsa, Deepika Darivemula, and Sage Foh

Scarcely a Family has Escaped the Epidemic: Influenza in Vienna
J.B. Potter and Tom Ewing

Roundtable Discussion:

Jeffrey Reznick, Chief, History of Medicine Division, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Deborah Thomas, Program Manager, Chronicling America, US Library of Congress

David M. Morens, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington DC

Seth Denbo, Director of Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association, Washington, DC

Naren Ramakrishnan, Professor of Computer Science, Director, Discovery Analytics Center, Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA

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Virginia Tech Research Center (link), Arlington Virginia

Friday, December 4, 2015, 9:30 am. Open to the Public.

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