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The Pandemic is "A Portal"

Join Humanities in the Pandemic for a rapid-response town hall led by international thought leaders dedicated to addressing the emergent role of the arts and humanities in the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program seeks to address an anxious public looking for ways to understand how history, arts, medical humanities, social activism and advocacy can help chart new ways to rebuild communities that are fractured from epidemics, whether those epidemics be infectious health emergencies like COVID-19, or social health emergencies like racism and inequity, or even imagined health emergencies as portrayed in countless novels, films and works of art. Both panelists will identify three ways humanity might remake the world for a better post-pandemic future.


  • Frank Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine, Yale University
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Spoken-Word Artist, Modern Day Griot (African Storyteller), Sozo Artists

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Clara Davison at or 614-688-1214. Requests made two weeks before an event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet all requests.

Unable to join the event live? No worries, register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and additional resources following the event.