Honors Presents Lecture: Dr. Robert Rydell - "The 'Spanish Flu' at MSU (really MSC): 1918-1920"
- Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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The current pandemic does have historical precedent. The influenza pandemic that swept the globe during the First World War had a major impact on Montana State College (now MSU)--not to mention the rest of the globe. Are there some lessons to be learned from the past that we can apply to present (and future) pandemics?
Robert W. Rydell is Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Montana State University. He is one of the leading authorities on the history of international exhibitions (sometimes called world expos or world’s fairs). He is the author of multiple books and essays about the subject. Rydell has served as guest curator for “Designing Tomorrow,” an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. about world’s fairs and the history of modern design. He has lectured around the world about world expos and their impact on the modern world. He has held the John Adams Chair in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam, served as a senior fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and been involved with multiple documentary film and museum-based projects about the significance of universal expositions. He is also the author, with Rob Kroes, of Buffalo Bill in Bologna (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2005). He is the recipient of the Mary C. Turpie Prize from the American Studies Association and of a Humanities Heroes Award from Humanities Montana for his work promoting the humanities in Montana.
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