What Comes after the «Outbreak Narrative»? New Approaches to Past and Future Epidemics

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Sugiera

Mindful of Covid 19 as a common experience, many authors of recently published books start with a preface to depict the still lingering shock and resulting lack of a comprehensive picture of the ongoing disaster. In her lecture, Małgorzata Sugiera, professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and head of the Department for Performativity Studies, will focus on authors who spent many years studying similar epidemiologic events and their reverberations on various fields and scales in her talk to highlight how the „normal“ which we so much want to come back to – the normal instantiated also in the cropping out (re)presentations Covid-19 – will influence our possible future. For what epidemiologists see today and try to prevent as a possible future development differs noticeably from what the twentieth-century epidemiology and Priscilla Wald have rightly named “outbreak narratives”. 

Wedensday, 18 May 2022

Time: 18:00 to 20:00

Room: KOL-E-13

organised by SNFS-project Crisis and Communitas