Two of our originally scheduled NZPopCon keynote speakers offer insights into the past and potential future of the social impact of pandemics.
We still hope to welcome you all to NZPopCon in April 2022 but this webinar is a sneak peek of the rescheduled conference next year.
Presentation 1: Advantages of using individual death records for the 1918 Influenza pandemic in New Zealand
Geoffrey Rice takes a look a back at how he used individual death records to write his book Black November, and describes how it was used to help shape New Zealand’s Pandemic Plan.
Presentation 2: Turning disaster into opportunity – Using the COVID-19 crisis to improve intergenerational wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand
Girol Karacaoglu talks about how the international crisis of Covid-19 could be a powerful pivot-point for implementing public policy that is genuinely focused on enhancing intergenerational wellbeing.