Alums Merle Eisenberg *18 and Lee Mordechai *17, who are historians of disease, environment, and medieval history, have launched a new podcast, Infectious Historians. The podcast will examine epidemics from a historical and critical perspective—while also providing commentary on how the coronavirus pandemic is developing at local levels. Eisenberg and Mordechai will bring in guest experts to focus on specific epidemics. Podcast episodes are available on most services, and their website has all of the episodes as well as additional content.
Recent episodes include "The Justinianic Plague," "The Black Death," and "COVID-19 and Inequality in the United States Today."