1919 Pandemic: Gender and community

Monday, 22 June 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Image featuring at the top hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Centre in 1919, and below the episode title and guests

We hear from two historians, Mary Sheehan and Liz Crash, talking on the experience of the Influenza pandemic that peaked in 1919 through the lens of today's pandemic.


They cover a broad area, with Mary touching on experiences of nurses in Melbourne including Valda Kelly, community support, comparisons to today; and Liz exploring history repeating, technological changes, gender, unemployment and resistance.


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You can find Mary's writing at Living HistoriesHere's some extra resources provided by Mary who you can contact at mary.sheehan@student.unimelb.au :


You can find Liz Crash on Twitter, and more about her collaborative project, Underfoot, with Jinghua Qian here. The previous Women on the Line featuring Liz is here

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here: www.3cr.org.au/womenontheline/itunes


Amy McMurtrie, Anya Saravanan, Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee