“One of the Deadliest Ever: 1918’s Flu Pandemic”

TRACES' Michael Luick-Thrams presents a program about the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918.
When Oct 06, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Emmetsburg Public Library
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Contact Phone 712-852-4009
Attendees This program is free and open to the public. It will hold the most interest for adults and teens.
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Join speaker Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams outlines suspected and documented origins of that disaster, as well as charts and maps of infection’s rates, routes and tolls, articles, photos and other print-media documentation of the disease and its vast impact; a short related film; and Iowans’ response to it, both measured and hysterical, effective and useless: “How would we respond today…?”

About the speaker: Having grown up on his family’s Century Farm in Northcentral Iowa, Michael Luick-Thrams (Ph.D. 1997, awarded by Humboldt Universität in Berlin) divides his time between Germany and the American Heartland, as he serves as executive director of a non-profit, educational organization in each country—Spuren e.V. (http://de.traces.org/vision-und-mission) & TRACES (www.TRACES.org); both provide history-based public programming to educational and cultural institutions of various kinds. He is the recent author of a genealogy-based Midwest social history, Oceans of Darkness, Oceans of Light—a Pentalogy: Our Troubles and Treasures in the New World. (For details, see http://roots.traces.org/michael-luick-thrams)