Contagious Cincinnati: Pandemics and Public Policy


Virtual lecture

From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In the 1800s and 1900s, the specter of pandemics always lurked in the shadows of people's lives. Too often, epidemics emerged into the full light of day, devastating communities. From smallpox to cholera to typhoid, measles, influenza, tuberculosis and polio, Cincinnatians and Northern Kentuckians proved influential in researching and finding answers to the spread of persistent and perplexing pandemics. Join us as Dr. Paul Tenkotte, Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, connects the dots between contagion, research, and public policy in our efforts to control some of the worst scourges of humankind. 

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Paul A. Tenkotte, PhD has authored/edited 14 books, contributed chapters to 8 additional books, and written hundreds of articles for a wide range of media. His publications include: Cincinnati: The Queen City (225thAnniversary Edition with Dan Hurley); The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky (with James Claypool); Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015; and a digital textbook, TheUnited States since 1865: Information Literacy and Critical Thinking. Tenkotte has been a contributor to 16 television documentaries, including PBS’s Ten That Changed America: Engineering Marvels. Award-winning productions include: Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati, and Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky. He serves as Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), and also edits the weekly “Our Rich History” column for the NKyTribune