Schedule (DRAFT)

Week One, Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, July 9-14

Monday, July 9:
Morning: Check in to residential hall, lunch in dining services
Seminar begins at 1 pm: introductions, overview of program, discussion of readings

Tuesday, July 10:
Morning: discussion of readings
Afternoon: research plans, timelines, and communication strategies

Wednesday, July 11
Morning: discussion of readings, connections to teaching strategies
Afternoon: research orientation, selection of topics

Thursday, July 12
Morning: Research orientation for Washington trip
Afternoon: invited speaker Bristow leads discussion of American Pandemic
Welcome reception for seminar participants and invited guests

Friday, July 13
Morning: invited speaker Bristow leads session on research methods
11 am: Public lecture by Bristow on history and memory
Afternoon: preliminary project presentations

Saturday, July 14
Unscheduled time

Week Two, Washington DC, July 15-21 (tentative schedule of site visits)

Sunday, July 15
Depart for Washington, Van leaves New Hall West at 10 am

Monday, July 16
Site visit: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Visiting scholar: Phillip Troutman, George Washington University

Tuesday, July 17
Site visit: History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD
Visiting scholars: Jeffery Taubenberger and David Morens, NIAID

Wednesday, July 18
Site Visit: National Archives II, College Park MD

Thursday, July 19
Site visit: National Archives I, Washington DC
Visiting scholar Vanessa Northington Gamble, George Washington University

Friday, July 20
Research at National Library of Medicine, National Archives, or Library of Congress

Saturday, July 21
Research at Library of Congress (limited services)

Sunday, July 22
Return to Blacksburg

Week Three, Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, July 23-28

Monday, July 23
Research, poster design
Influenza surveillance presentation (tentative)

Tuesday, July 24
Spanish Flu in Europe: From Total War to Precarious Peace
Marr research laboratory on infectious diseases (tentative)

Wednesday July 25
Global dimensions of the Spanish Flu: Colonial Peoples and Imperial Power
Presentation on computational epidemiology (tentative)

Thursday, July 26
Historical thinking about epidemic disease (roundtable)

Friday, July 27
Poster display and research presentations, Newman Library

Saturday, July 28
Departure from Blacksburg