Professor Frank Snowden from Yale University presents a virtual lecture on Lombardy at the Epicenter of the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Spring of 2020
This spring, the annual Paul and Silvia Rava Memorial Lecture at Washington University in St Louis is honored to present Professor Frank Snowden from Yale University. Now in its 25th year, the first Rava lecture was given by Franco Fido, and has been honored by leading lights in Italian literature, history, art history, and culture studies over the years.
Professor Snowden received his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1975. His books include Violence and Great Estates in the South of Italy: Apulia, 1900-1922 (1984); The Fascist Revolution in Tuscany, 1919-1922 (1989); Naples in the Times of Cholera (1995) and The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962 (2006). Conquest was awarded the Gustav Ranis Prize from the MacMillan Center at Yale in 2007 as “the best book on an international topic by a member of the Yale Faculty,” the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize by the American Historical Association as the best work on Italy in any period, and the 2008 Welch Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine.
Please mark your calendar for February 24th, 2022 from 4-6pm CST. A word of gratitude to Rebecca Messbarger, PhD for putting this lecture together.