Finding Historical Data II

This week’s post turns once again to practical matters, and continues our series on “how to find historical data.” The first post in the series covered online dataverses, while today’s post will look at sources of digitized data provided by libraries. National libraries are increasingly scanning documents in their collections and providing them online for … Continue reading Finding Historical Data II

Pandemics Are Political

Pandemics provide a compelling opportunity to learn from the past. Massive disease outbreaks are a recurrent feature of human history and, despite advances in medicine and general understanding, still pose significant risks to society. This is why so many parallels are now being drawn between the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 -19 and the COVID-19 crisis … Continue reading Pandemics Are Political