75th Anniversary Roundtable: "Post-Pandemic Labor Markets"


Location: LaFortune Student Center, Room 102 (Dooley Room)

We're celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Medieval Institute with a series of public events for the wider university & South Bend community.

Our first roundtable brings together Daniel Graff, Professor of the Practice of History and Director of the Higgins Labor Program, Daniel Hobbins (Ph.D. '02), Associate Professor of History and Faculty Fellow of the Medieval Institute, and Tamara Kay, Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology, for a conversation about post-pandemic labor markets.

About the roundtable:

The Black Death, or bubonic plague, disrupted local economies and labor markets throughout the medieval world. That history provides context for understanding our experience of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will explore current perceptions of labor shortages by comparing what we see today with the Black Death’s impact on medieval work conditions and subsequent labor statutes. 

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