Historical Studies Program, Environmental and Urban Studies Program, Classical Studies Program, and Biology Program present

The Germs of Rome: Modern Science and the Fall of an Ancient Empire

Jon K. Harper, Senior Vice President and Provost, Professor of Classics & Letters, University of Oklahoma

Monday, November 5, 2018

This lecture will explore the ways in which the natural sciences, particularly paleogenomics, are providing us exciting new insights into important questions about the ancient past such as the fall of Rome. And it will consider how the study of human history can deepen our understanding of health, disease, and the evolution of pathogens like smallpox and plague.

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: RKC 103