Recent graduate Grace Allen (PhD 2017) had been teaching for the School of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen when the COVID-19 outbreak began. Since that time, Allen has joined the ranks of instructors at universities around the world who are teaching remotely and entirely online. Holding in place at an Airbnb in Taiwan until it is deemed safe to return to Shenzhen, Allen has written a post about her experience during COVID-19 for the French History Network Blog.
“I’ve been reading and thinking about pandemics past, and pondering the strange vicissitudes of historical memory that have led the Spanish Flu to be left off of the syllabi of so many world history courses, including my own. I won’t make that mistake again…”