The black death and how it ruled the world

Did you know that there are documents from the time of the Black Death that depicts and describes the despair of the time the Yersinia Pestis was the ruler of the world? Have you ever wondered what the medical advice were like in a time where news travelled slow and contamination fast? In this lecture we dive into the haunting history of the Black Death and explore how this devastating plague swept across the world, leaving a trail of death and despair in its wake. Uncover the grim reality of the 14th and 15th centuries through a lens of preserved documents, witnessing firsthand accounts of a world consumed by fear and loss. Join us as we delve into the annals of history to understand how the Black Death reshaped societies, challenged beliefs, and ushered in an era of unparalleled darkness. Explore how the preserved documents paint a vivid picture of a world in turmoil, offering invaluable insights into the human experience amidst the grip of a merciless pandemic.


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

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30 Oct 2024 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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