MLC Pandemic Webinar Series: Public Narratives of Epidemic Outbreaks

Narrative is a powerful tool that represents, shapes and challenges the ways in which epidemic outbreaks are understood. The 11th webinar of the MLC Pandemic series explores the critical function of historical, literary and scientific narratives in navigating pandemics and providing guidance for future ones. Panellists include Mark Honigsbaum, Elizabeth Outka and Tim Sly.

August 20 at 4 pm. The webinar is open to the public and free of charge.

To participate, RSVP on Eventbrite (https://bitly.com/mlcwebinar11) and click the green Register button to gain access to the Zoom room details.

Catch up on previous instalments of the MLC Pandemic Webinar Series and learn more about this series on our website: https://bitly.com/mlcpandemic.

For more information about the MLC Research Centre and Gallery at Ryerson University, visit http://mlc.ryerson.ca and stay up-to-date with the latest news on Twitter (@MLC_Research).

MLC Pandemic Webinar Series: The Role of Public Intellectuals

Public intellectuals play a vital role in shaping civic engagement and political awareness. To be effective, their information must be accurate and their public participation sincere. This is the 10th webinar milestone in the MLC Pandemic series, featuring three renowned experts to explore the role of public intellectuals during times of crisis:

  • Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise (Oxford UP, 2017) and University Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College;
  • Amitava Kumar, author of Every Day I Write the Book (Duke UP, 2020) and Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English, Vassar College;
  • Karim Bardeesy, co-founder of First Policy Response and Executive Director of Ryerson Leadership Lab, Ryerson University.

The webinar is open to the general public and free of charge. To participate, RSVP on Eventbrite and click the green Register button to gain access to the Zoom room details.

The MLC Pandemic Webinar Series began on April 2 as an urgent cultural response to the crisis. Catch up on previous installments and learn more about this series on our website.

For more information about the MLC Research Centre and Gallery at Ryerson University, visit http://mlc.ryerson.ca and stay up-to-date with the latest news on Twitter (@MLC_Research).