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ASM Master Class: A Pestilence so Great and Universal: Disease and the Structures of Early Mexican History
A 5-part series taught by Dr. Michael M. Brescia, ASM Curator of Ethnohistory and affiliated Professor of History and Law

Amid the lethal toll of Covid-19 and the accompanying global economic downturn, historians are revisiting the role of diseases in world history and their larger impact on culture and society. Even a cursory glance at Mexican history tells us that Mexico is no stranger to the debilitating effects of disease on individuals, families, and communities, not to mention an epidemic's capability to transform the political, economic, and social institutions that fashioned daily life in the deep past. In search of clues to help us better grasp what has been unfolding around us today, Dr. Brescia will examine the multiple ways in which diseases defined the broader contours of early Mexican history, from Pre-Columbian times to Spanish conquest and colonization.

$100 ASM members ($50 tax deductible)
$150 non members ($100 tax deductible)
Jul 13, 2020 09:30 AM
Jul 14, 2020 09:30 AM
Jul 15, 2020 09:30 AM
Jul 16, 2020 09:30 AM
Jul 17, 2020 09:30 AM
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