The History of Now

The History of Now

By Faculty of History
The History of Now, a series of podcasts from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, discussing the covid-19 pandemic from an historical perspective.

Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge.
Fighting the Pox in 18th-Century London, with Simon Szreter
The sixteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Simon Szreter and Chris Clark discuss Fighting the Pox in 18th-Century London. Simon Szreter is Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
56:45
July 9, 2020
Invisible Allies: Epidemic Disease in Conquest-era Latin America', with Gabriela Ramos
The fifteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Gabriela Ramos and Chris Clark discuss epidemic disease in Conquest-era Latin America. Gabriela Ramos is Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
49:57
May 31, 2020
Pandemic Afterlives: Medieval and Modern with Miri Rubin
The fourteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Miri Rubin and Chris Clark discuss pandemic's both medieval and modern. Miri Rubin is a historian and Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
50:40
May 27, 2020
Revisiting the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, with Laura Spinney
The thirteenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Laura Spinney with Chris Clark discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. Laura Spinneyis a British science journalist, novelist, and non-fiction and author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World. Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
39:18
May 22, 2020
Pandemic science and the history of animal-human encounters, with Sujit Sivasundaram
The twelfth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Sujit Sivasundaram with Chris Clark discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and animal-human encounters. Sujit Sivasundaram is Professor of world history at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
37:21
May 7, 2020
America's Government Confronts COVID-19', with Gary Gerstle
The eleventh episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Gary Gerstle with Chris Clark discuss how America's government has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga  
50:36
May 1, 2020
Plague in the Ottoman Empire, with Nükhet Varlık.
The tenth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Nükhet Varlık with Chris Clark discuss plague in the Ottoman empire. Nukhet Varlik is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
48:06
April 28, 2020
Yellow Fever and Immunocapital in Antebellum New Orleans, with Kathryn Olivarius
The ninth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Kathryn Olivarius with Chris Clark discuss yellow fever and immunocapital in antebellum New Orleans. Kathryn Olivarius, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
33:58
April 26, 2020
Women and Epidemic Disease in Early America with Sarah Pearsall
The eighth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Sarah Pearsall with Chris Clark on Epidemic Disease in Early America. Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
40:57
April 17, 2020
The Bombay Plague Epidemic of 1896 and Modern Indian Politics with Shruti Kapila
The seventh episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Shruti Kapila with Chris Clark about The Bombay Plague Epidemic of 1896. Shruti Kapila is a Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
31:08
April 16, 2020
The Meaning of Pestilence: How Humans have Made Sense of Epidemic Disease? with Jonathan Lamb
The sixth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Jonathan Lamb with Chris Clark about  the meaning of Pestilence and epidemic disease. Jonathan Lamb is minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries and a Vice President of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
37:45
April 15, 2020
Quarantine, Lockdown, Isolation: The Plague in 17th-century Venice and Florence with Janes Stevens Crawshaw and John Henderson
The fifth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Jane Stevens and John Henderson in conversation with Chris Clark about plague in 17th-century Venice and Florence. Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University John Henderson is Professor of Italian Renaissance at History at Birkbeck College, University of London Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
42:46
April 11, 2020
Quarantine, Lockdowns and Income Subsidies: Coping with Epidemic Disease in Early Modern England with Romola Davenport, Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Samantha Williams
The fourth episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Samantha Williams, and Romola Davenport in conversation with Chris Clark about coping with Epidemic Disease in Early Modern England. Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Senior lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth century British economic and social history, University of Cambridge Dr Samantha Williams, Institute of Continuing Education, Official Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Girton College, University of Cambridge Romola Davenport, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
32:47
April 6, 2020
Contagion and the State: Epidemic Disease and the Social Contract with Peter Baldwin
The third episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Peter Baldwin in conversation with Chris Clark about epidemic disease and the social contract. Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and the author of Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005). Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
32:12
March 30, 2020
England confronts a pandemic: the Black Death of 1347-51 with Christopher Briggs
The second episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. Listen to Christopher Briggs in conversation with Chris Clark about the Great Plague of 1347 to 1351. Dr Christopher Briggs is a senior lecturer in Medieval British Social and Economic History at the University of Cambridge. Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
34:33
March 27, 2020
Economics of coronavirus with Adam Tooze
The first episode of The History of Now, a podcast from the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge is now online! Listen to Adam Tooze in conversation with Chris Clark about the economics of coronavirus. Adam Tooze is Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Allen Lane: London, 2018). Chris Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. Audio intro and outro: Josef Clark Editing and production: Graham CopeKoga
31:46
March 25, 2020